The Milwaukee Bucks and the Denver Nuggets go head to head for the first time this season. The defending champions prepare to play a game at the Ball Arena this Friday. The Nuggets will try to snap a five-game losing streak, while the Bucks try to stretch their winning spree to five games.
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Bucks vs. Nuggets Game Information
Giannis is always in a giving mood. 💚 pic.twitter.com/nrMZCuQi9J— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) November 25, 2021
- When: Friday, November 26, 2021, 9:00 PM ET
- Where: Ball Arena, Denver, Colorado
- TV: NBA TV
- Radio: WTMJ 620 (Bucks) / ALTITUDE SPORTS RADIO 92.5 FM (Nuggets)
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- NBA Betting Odds: Bucks (TBA) / Nuggets (TBA)
Why Bet on the Milwaukee Bucks?
The Bucks are looking good and now gunning for a top-five position in the Eastern Conference. The team just finished a five-game winning run in front of their home crowd and now line up to play back-to-back games on the road. They picked up four of their eight losses on the road and this presents an opportunity to gain some more confidence under pressure.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is doing exceptionally well. The star forward tops the team in points (26.9), rebounds (11.9), and assists (6.0) per game. He helped the Bucks reach an average of 108.6 points (11th) per game. Additionally, the team hits 52.3% of their shots from the field, which should worry the hosts. Their Nuggets’ defense allows a 52.1% opponent field goal percentage (18th).
The Bucks impose dominance when it comes to rebounding. They collect 55.4 boards (fourth) per game and are significantly better than the Nuggets on this end of the court. Other than Giannis, Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday complete the trio and help out rebounding. Both players average over four rebounds per game.
Brook Lopez is on his road to recovery, leaving him out of the lineup this Friday. Bobby Portis fills in as starting center for the Bucks.
Why Bet on the Denver Nuggets?
The Nuggets have been in terrible shape after recording their longest losing streak of the season. They are now down to five-straight losses without star player Nikola Jokic holding the team together.
The Nuggets are one of the lowest-scoring teams in the league right now at 102.4 points (24th) per game. However, they make up for things on the defensive end. The hosts hold opponents to 102.6 points (fourth) per game. Moreover, they limit the opponent’s total rebounds to 50.3 per game (fifth).
At the scoring end of things, the team records 45.6% shooting (13th). The Nuggets put down a 52.2% effective field goal percentage (11th). They are not impressive from downtown but are an effective team from shorter distances. Overall, the hosts hit 54.8% of their shots from the two-point range.
Without Jokic, Will Barton has plenty of weight riding on his shoulders. The guard is the second-best scorer on the team and averages 16.3 PPG. This is also the best time for Aaron Gordon, Monte Morris, and Michael Porter Jr. to step up.
JaMychal Green covers for the void Jokic left. The Joker will miss a few more games before he is ready to return on the court.
Bucks vs. Nuggets Betting Trends
- The Bucks are 2-3 in the last five regular-season road games against the Nuggets (3-2 ATS).
- The Bucks are 2-3 in the last five regular-season road games (2-3 ATS).
- The totals went under in the Bucks’ last five regular-season road games.
- The Nuggets are 8-2 in the last ten regular-season home games against the Bucks (5-5 ATS).
- The Nuggets are 3-2 in the last five regular-season games at the Ball Arena (3-2 ATS).
- The totals went over in four of the Nuggets’ last five regular-season home games against the Bucks.
Bucks vs. Nuggets Expert Betting Prediction
The Nuggets are in a rut right now, but having a home-court advantage relieves some of the pressure. They have to fire on all cylinders to keep things close. Giannis and the Bucks are all business right now and will try to improve their record before the second half of the season starts. Furthermore, the visitors are in a more comfortable position with a significantly healthier lineup. The only chance the Nuggets have here to cover the spread and bring the win home is if the current players step up and deliver the goods.
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