- Denver Nuggets take on the Bucks at Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee
- Giannis still unconfirmed for tonight’s game
- The sportsbooks favor Milwaukee on both the spread and moneyline
Both the Nuggets and the Bucks have pulled off a number of fantastic games, playing for a win and reducing score difference even in the most challenging situations. Yet, only one team can walk victorious tonight and that is probably Milwaukee. Here is why.
The Denver Nuggets Meet Milwaukee Bucks Betting Preview
The Denver Nuggets will face off with Milwaukee Bucks in Wisconsin tonight at 9:30 PM EST. With both teams having a lot to lose, this will make for an interesting overall clash. The Nuggets are traveling to Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee to play their 24th away game this season.
So far, they have managed to pull a decent 14-9 away score, but they have failed to defeat the Nuggets during their most recent games. Yet, Denver post some impressive score this season, too, coming into the game at 33-15 which is quite impressive.
However, the team will be facing a team with a far more impressive stats, as the Bucks have sealed 41-6 this season and won almost all of their games at home – suffering defeats on two occasions only. Both teams stand a great chance to win tonight, but it seems like the Bucks are once again a justified favorite.
What Do the Odds Say?
Presently, the bookies are a little shy, but here are some interesting odds we have been able to collate about the upcoming game. Mind, some odds are still not available due to Giannis’ unknown status.
|Milwaukee Bucks||-9.5 (-110)||-500||O 223.5 (-112)|
|Denver Nuggets||9.5 (-110)||+375||U 223.5 (-108)|
Where and When is Milwaukee Bucks versus the Denver Nuggets?
- Date: Friday, January 31, 2019
- Time: 9:00 PM EST
- Location: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Bucks vs Nuggets: What’s the Stats Say?
Looking at both teams’ average performance, the Bucks and Nuggets seems to be somewhat mismatched. Point in case, the Nuggets have averaged 109.2 points whereas the Buckets have some 120.0 points per game.
The Bucks are also packing a lot of talent, to name Giannis Antetokounmpo who has shined in the 19/20 season, placing the team well ahead of the bell curve. In fact, Antetokounmpo usually adds some 30.0 points per game, and averages 13.0 rebounds per game. His assists trail with 5.6, but that’s not too bad given how productive he is.
Meanwhile, the Nuggets have Nikola Jokic who is expected to offset some of the Bucks’ momentum, Giannis or no Giannis. Yet, Jokic’s overall performance is still trailing comparing to what Antetokounmpo has to offer.
Jokic has 19.8 points per game and averages 10.1 rebounds with 6.5 assists – the only statistics he has a slight advantage over Giannis.
Is Antetokounmpo to Miss Nuggets Games?
Yet, Giannis had to miss out on the Wizards game because of a shoulder injury and his return for the one against the Nuggets is remains to be confirmed – we will probably know tonight before the game. This could easily sway the odds dramatically, especially when Antetokounmpo is responsible for such a fair share of the points the Bucks register each game.
Milwaukee Bucks vs Nuggets Final Prediction
We still feel that even if Giannis were to miss out on, the Bucks would rally. They have been unstoppable on home turf and the trip to Fiserv is definitely not going to do anything for the Nuggets’ ability to play tonight.
We choose to beck the Bucks on both the spread and the moneyline tonight.
Image credit: Giannis Antetokounmpo Twitter