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Jan 2, 9:00 PM | Pepsi Center

Milwaukee Bucks vs Denver Nuggets Odds

2-1TEAM RECORD3-2

The Nuggets will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Bucks tip off at Pepsi Center on Monday in NBA play.

The Nuggets are 3-2 so far on the season, and 4-1 ATS vs. the number. The Bucks, meanwhile, are 2-1 and 1-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Denver go 3-2 and the Bucks go 1-1-1 on the totals.

View Milwaukee vs Denver Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Bucks before tip-off in this one will find them as 6-point underdogs, while the total sits at 201.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Nuggets - Bucks odds would favor the Nuggets if the lines were set according to power ranks. Denver is rated No. 13 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Bucks sit at No. 30. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 107-105 win for the Nuggets.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Denver's No. 2-ranked offense, averaging 104.4 PPG, against a Bucks defense that ranks No. 7 at 90.7 PPG. The Nuggets field goal percentage has averaged 46.4% so far, more than the Bucks shooters have achieved on the year, 45% per game.

Defensively, the Bucks feature the league's No. 13-rated defense on the road, allowing 96 points per game. Denver, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Milwaukee, they were a 102-81 winner as they battled the Wizards at home. The Bucks covered in the match as an 8.5-point favorite, while 183 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Bucks blew out Washington on Friday, running up the score in a 102-81 win at Bradley Center.

In their last action, Denver was a 99-90 winner at home against the Lakers. They covered the 5.5–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (189) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Danilo Gallinari scored 20 points leading the Nuggets to a 99-90 victory over Los Angeles at Pepsi Center on Sunday.

Milwaukee Bucks Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Utah are 5-5
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Monday are 9-1
Before playing Sacramento are 5-5
After playing LA Lakers are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

A few Bucks at Nuggets trends to consider:
Milwaukee is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Milwaukee's last 14 games when playing on the road against Denver
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Milwaukee's last 9 games when playing Denver
Milwaukee is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games when playing Denver
Denver is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games at home
Denver is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Denver's last 14 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Denver's last 9 games when playing Milwaukee

Next up:
Milwaukee at Utah, Tuesday, January 3
Denver home to Sacramento, Wednesday, January 4

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