Milwaukee Bucks (9-3) at Denver Nuggets (9-3)
|Date & Time||Sunday November 11, 2018, 8:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Denver Nuggets -3 -- Over/Under: 220.5
The Milwaukee Bucks and Denver Nuggets meet Sunday in NBA action at the Pepsi Center.
The Milwaukee Bucks look for a bounce back showing after splitting their last six games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 121.7 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 109.3 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 25.6 points and 12.9 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 19.3 points and 4.9 assists. Eric Bledsoe is the third double-digit scorer and Malcolm Brogdon is dishing 3.4 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 79.2 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 52.5 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have lost three of their last four road games.
The Denver Nuggets could also use a win after losing their last two games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 109.6 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 102.1 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Jamal Murray is averaging 18.3 points and 3.8 assists while Nikola Jokic is averaging 17.6 points and 10.7 rebounds. Gary Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Will Barton is dishing three assists. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 30.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74.8 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.4 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have won six of their last seven home games.
The Bucks are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference, 17-6-1 ATS in their last 24 games playing on 0 days rest and 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Nuggets are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Central and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games. The Bucks are 5-12-1 ATS in the last 18 meetings in Denver, 5-11 ATS in the last 16 meetings and the over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
Right when everybody is ready to crown the Milwaukee Bucks as a contender in the East, they lose Saturday to the Los Angeles Clippers in overtime. The Bucks now have to play on the end of a back to back against a young, rested and atheltic Denver Nuggets squad. The Nuggets should also be eager to get a victory here after poor losses to the Grizzlies and Nets. I'll lay the bucket with the Nuggets at home.