The Denver Nuggets (34-14) take on the Milwaukee Bucks (30-17) Wednesday at Fiserv Forum. Tip-off is at 8 p.m. ET. Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Nuggets vs. Bucks odds, and make our expert NBA picks and predictions.
The Nuggets came away with a 99-98 win over New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday but failed to cover as 3-point road favorites. Denver has won 9 of its last 10 games.
The Bucks cruised to a 150-130 victory against the Detroit Pistons on Monday to cover as 11-point favorites on the road. Milwaukee has won 3 of its last 4 games.
Nuggets at Bucks odds
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- Moneyline (ML): Nuggets +255 (bet $100 to win $255) | Bucks -310 (bet $310 to win $100)
- Against the spread (ATS): Nuggets +7.5 (-105) | Bucks -7.5 (-115)
- Over/Under (O/U): 232.5 (O: -108 | U: -112)
Nuggets at Bucks key injuries
- Not yet submitted
- F Bobby Portis (knee) out
For most recent updates: Official NBA injury report.
Nuggets at Bucks picks and predictions
Bucks 117, Nuggets 107
Taking Milwaukee (-310) to win straight up isn’t worth doing at the current odds.
With the Nuggets playing the 2nd leg of a back-to-back BUCKS -7.5 (-115) is an enticing bet. This is a spread that makes it seem as if Denver will be without either or both of C Nikola Jokic and G Jamal Murray.
Even though the trends point toward the Nuggets covering, the Bucks have F Giannis Antetokounmpo back and they are at home.
UNDER 233.5 (-108) is how I’d wager on the total in this matchup. Assuming that Denver rests a couple of starters on a back-to-back, there could be less scoring than expected.
The Nuggets have gone 6-1 to the Under in their last 7 games following an ATS loss.