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Pointspread favors Nuggets in battle with Bucks

Milwaukee BucksDenver Nuggets
9-39February 05, 2014, 09:00 | Pepsi Center23-23

The Nuggets will try to cover the spread at Pepsi Center on Wednesday when they get a visit from the Bucks in basketball action.

The Bucks will try to spoil the party on Wednesday; they are 17-31 ATS against the number this season, while the Nuggets are 21-24-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injury news). Milwaukee is 26-22 on the totals; Denver is 23-23.

View Milwaukee Bucks vs Denver Nuggets Odds and Stats.

For bettors going with the Nuggets in this one, they were listed earlier as -12-point Favorite on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 208.5 for Wednesday at shops such as 5Dimes.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 28-rated Bucks taking on the No. 14-rated Nuggets in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 93-84 win for the Nuggets on Wednesday.

Milwaukee was a 101-98 winner in its last match at home against the Knicks. They covered the 8-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 199 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Milwaukee got 25 points from Brandon Knight en route to a 101-98 victory over New York on Monday at Bradley Center.

The Nuggets were a 116-115 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Clippers. They covered the 1.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (231) made winners of OVER bettors. Kenneth Faried scored 28 points and chipped in with 11 rebounds for Denver on Monday, leading the Nuggets to a 116-115 victory over Los Angeles at Pepsi Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Denver's No. 9-ranked offense (103.83 PPG) against a Bucks defense that ranks No. 21 at 101.65 PPG. The Nuggets have averaged 45.19% from the field per game, more than the Bucks have managed so far this season (42.19% on average).

Next up:
Milwaukee home to Houston, Saturday, February 8th
Denver at New York, Friday, February 7th