On Monday, the Denver Nuggets are on the road at the Milwaukee Bucks. The Denver Nuggets are 36-17 on the season, and third in the Western Conference. The Nuggets are coming off a road loss at the Kings on Friday. Denver is 7-3 in their last 10 games, and 15-13 when playing on the road this season.
For the Milwaukee Bucks, they are 4-6 in their last 10 games. The Bucks are third in the Eastern Conference with their 34-19 record. The Bucks are coming off a 36 point blowout win at home over the Charlotte Hornets.
The Denver Nuggets are favorites at -1.5. The total sits at 233.5 points.
Bucks Threats in the East
The Milwaukee Bucks are hoping their blowout win over the Hornets will get them back on track. The win over the Hornets saw Milwaukee have five guys score double digits in the game. Damian Lillard was the top scorer with 26 points, 4 rebounds and 8 assists. Giannis Antetokounmpo was solid as well with 15 points.
The Greek Freak is scoring 30.7 points per game, which is at the top of the National Basketball Association in scoring. Lillard is second on the team with 25 points per game. The Bucks as a team are scoring 122.9 points per game, which is second in the league, only behind the Indiana Pacers.
Milwaukee will remain at home on Tuesday to take on the Miami Heat. After that, they will go on the road, first in Memphis, and then after the All Star Break on the road at the Minnesota Timberwolves and then at Philadelphia.
Nuggets Threats in the West
The defending champion Denver Nuggets are scoring 114.6 points per game, which ranks 18th in the National Basketball Association. The Nuggets are sixth in field goal percentage, at 49.3%. In the recent loss to the Kings, the defense was the issue, as they allowed 135 points. Nikola Jokic led the team with 23 points.
Jokic leads the team with 26.2 points per game. Jamal Murray is second with 20.9 points per game. Jokic is just shy of a triple double on the season, with 9 assists and 12.2 rebounds pre game. Denver is also getting a combined 29.6 points pre game from Michael Porter and Aaron Gordon.
The Nuggets will head home for their final game before the break on Wednesday against the Kings. After the All Star Game, the Nuggets will host the Wizards, before going to Portland and Golden State.
Nuggets Top Bucks
The Denver Nuggets are going to win this game on the road. The Nuggets are a team that has found ways to bounce back. The Bucks are not playing well enough, consistently to be trusted in this game. Jokic, Murray and company pick up a big win here. Take the Denver Nuggets -1.5! Enjoy the game and best of luck with all your National Basketball Association betting!