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Bucks Nuggets Betting Preview

Denver NuggetsMilwaukee Bucks
24-28February 20, 2014, 08:00 | Bradley Center10-43


Bradley Center will feature Bucks vs. Nuggets action on Thursday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.

This season the Bucks are 10-43 overall and 21-32 ATS against the number, while the Nuggets are 24-28 and 21-30-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Milwaukee is 28-25 on the OU, and Denver is 26-26.

View Denver Nuggets vs Milwaukee Bucks Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as BetDSI had set the Bucks as 3-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 204.5, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sportsbook sites.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Bucks rated this week at No. 29 and the Nuggets sitting at No. 16. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 92-84 result in favor of the Nuggets today.

Denver lost its last outing, a 112-107 result against the Suns on February 18. The Nuggets failed to cover in that game as a 2-point underdog, while the 219 combined points took the game OVER the total. Denver got 25 points from Evan Fournier en route to a 112-107 loss against Phoenix on Tuesday at Pepsi Center.

In their last action, Milwaukee was a 104-100 winner at home against the Magic. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (204) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Milwaukee earned a 104-100 victory over Orlando on Tuesday, getting 21 points from Caron Butler at Bradley Center.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Milwaukee's No. 25-rated squad against Denver's No. 5-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Milwaukee rates No. 18 in the league with 7.28 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 9 with 8.27 per outing.

Next up:
Denver at Chicago, Friday, February 21st
Milwaukee home to Indiana, Saturday, February 22nd