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Jan 17, 8:00 PM | Bradley Center

Denver Nuggets vs Milwaukee Bucks Odds


The NBA betting slate features a clash between Milwaukee and Denver on Tuesday, with the host Bucks trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.

The Nuggets will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 9-4 ATS against the number this season, while the Bucks are 4-8 ATS. Denver is 6-7 on the totals; Milwaukee is 5-6-1.

View Denver vs Milwaukee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Nuggets before tip-off in this one will find them as 3-point favorites, while the total sits at 200.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bucks at No. 26 and the Nuggets at No. 15 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 103-94 result in favor of the Nuggets.


How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Milwaukee's No. 22-ranked offense (91.6 PPG) against a Nuggets defense that ranks No. 24 at 98.7 PPG. The Bucks have averaged 43.2% from the field per game, less than the Nuggets have managed so far this season (48.7% on average).

Defensively, the Nuggets feature the league's No. 24-rated defense on the road, allowing 101 points per game. Milwaukee, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Denver was a 106-96 loser at home against the Jazz. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (202) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Danilo Gallinari scored 18 points in a failed effort to lead the Nuggets to victory (they lost 106-96 to Utah at Pepsi Center on Sunday).

Milwaukee lost its last outing, a 94-82 result against the 76ers on January 16. The Bucks failed to cover in that game as an 8.5-point underdog, while the 176 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Bucks got a 20-point performance from Andrew Bogut, who added 11 rebounds, but Philadelphia still ran past Milwaukee 94-82 on Monday at Wells Fargo Center.

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After playing Utah are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5

Milwaukee Bucks Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing New York are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

A few Nuggets at Bucks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Denver's last 5 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
Denver is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games when playing Milwaukee
Denver is 18-6-1 ATS in its last 25 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Denver's last 10 games
Milwaukee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games when playing at home against Denver
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Milwaukee's last 10 games when playing Denver
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Milwaukee's last 25 games at home

Next up:
Denver at Philadelphia, Wednesday, January 18
Milwaukee at New York, Friday, January 20