Two consecutive wins, hoorah! After annihilating the Thunder in OKC, and just last night squeezing out a 6 point victory against a resilient Chicago Bulls side, Denver now has Milwaukee in their way of a 3-game winning streak. The game will tip-off at 7 p.m. MST.
The trio of Gary Harris, JaMychal Green, and Paul Millsap remains on the injury report for tonight. The new names beside them, Facundo Campazzo and Marcus Howard, who are both questionable for Denver. As for Milwaukee, Jaylen Adams and Jordan Nwora are going to be sitting this game out.
Betting Lines (Subject to change):
- Nuggets sit as +7 point underdogs
- 60% of the public is riding this line
- Points total set for 235.5
- Nuggets Moneyline was +240, now +220
- Bucks ML at -250
Betting Trends courtesy of Covers.com:
- Nuggets are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games as a road underdog
- Over is 4-1 in Nuggets last 5 games playing on 0 days rest
- Bucks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall
- Nuggets are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Milwaukee
- Over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings
Last night, Denver started incredibly well. Out of the gate, Denver was hitting shots, the off-ball movement was solid, and the ball was moving fast. After the inevitable third-quarter struggles, Jokic took over the game to end it and scored 17 of Denver’s 29 points in the last quarter to seal the six-point victory. That was against the Bulls though. With all due respect, the Bulls are no Bucks, and this promises to be a much tougher game for Denver.
In the first matchup between these two sides, Milwaukee won by a comfortable margin of 13 (125-112). Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, and co. all had impressive numbers, with 5 of their team going for double digits in points. This game will come down to trying to tame the supporting cast. Antetokounmpo will do what he wants to do when it comes down to it, but if Denver can disrupt the “others” on the team, including former Nugget Torrey Craig, they could find success. This, combined with Jamal Murray continuing his recent form over the past month and Jokic doing Jokic things, should mean good things for the Nuggets as they look to make it three wins on the bounce.
Now, go place those bets with confidence!