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NBA odds preview - Nuggets vs. Bucks

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April 15, 8:00 PM | Bradley Center

Denver Nuggets vs Milwaukee Bucks Odds

55-25TEAM RECORD37-43

Denver travels to Milwaukee on Monday, hoping to boost its 55-25 mark with a victory over the Bucks.

Milwaukee battles the Nuggets, currently with a 55-25 mark (48-32 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 40-40 for the Bucks and 44-36 for the Nuggets. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 14-rated Bucks and the No. 6-ranked Nuggets, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 106-100 result in favor of the Nuggets.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Milwaukee's No. 12-ranked offense (98.8 PPG) against a Nuggets defense that ranks No. 22 at 101 PPG. The Bucks have averaged 43.5% from the field per game, less than the Nuggets have managed so far this season (47.8% on average).

Defensively, the Nuggets feature the league's No. 26-rated defense on the road, giving up 104.2 points per game. Milwaukee, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 in the league in scoring at home.

The Nuggets were a 118-109 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Trail Blazers. They failed to cover the 15-point spread as favorites, while the total score (227) made winners of OVER bettors. The Trail Blazers were burned for 28 points by Andre Iguodala on Sunday as the Nuggets picked up a 118-109 win at Pepsi Center.

Milwaukee was a 95-85 loser in its last match on the road against the Bobcats. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 180 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Milwaukee suffered a 95-85 loss against Charlotte on Saturday, getting 19 points from Mike Dunleavy in a losing effort at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Phoenix are 6-4
After playing Portland are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

Milwaukee Bucks Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Oklahoma City are 3-7
After playing Charlotte are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

A few Nuggets at Bucks trends to consider:
Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Milwaukee
Denver is 21-3 SU in its last 24 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Denver's last 6 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Denver's last 12 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 6 games when playing at home against Denver
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Milwaukee's last 12 games when playing Denver
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Milwaukee's last 13 games at home

Next up:
Denver home to Phoenix, Wednesday, April 17
Milwaukee at Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 17

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