The Milwaukee Bucks are rare home underdogs against the Denver Nuggets on Monday night.
Nuggets vs Bucks betting has the Bucks at +1.5 despite winning their most recent game, which shows how respected the Nuggets are.
Nuggets Tiring on Road Trip
They have played only two consecutive games on the road but looked tired against the Sacramento Kings.
It followed an emotional 114-106 win over the Los Angeles Lakers, so it was never going to be easy to bounce back. However, after losing 135-106 to the Kings, we have concerns about the Nuggets.
They are 15-13 on the road, but their against the spread road record falls to 10-17-1. That’s not good enough for the defending champions, and we think Nuggets vs Bucks betting markets have the odds the wrong way around.
However, having Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray at your disposal is handy. They are two of the more elite players in the NBA, and the Bucks defense needs to be stout to hold them out.
At 36-17, the Nuggets can afford to lose a game or two. The Bucks could have more reason to win, so taking the -1.5 for the Nuggets is risky.
Undervalued Bucks to Send Message
Underrate the Bucks at your peril, and getting points at home is rare.
They struggled on the road when losing to the Jazz and Suns, before returning home and losing to the Timberwolves. However, they got back to their winning ways with a 120-84 smashing of the Hornets.
NBA trade rumors were in full swing prior to the addition of Patrick Beverley, which was made to help the Bucks with their defense.
There is a lot to like about how well Giannis Antetokounmpo is playing. He averages 30.7 points and 11.2 rebounds per game, which often goes under the radar, much like the Bucks’ season.
This is a big game for the Bucks, who look to send a message to the Western Conference teams. They lost by six points to the Nuggets on the road, but getting at Fiserv Forum helps their cause.
They are 22-6 at home, so the Nuggets vs Bucks betting line is generous.
Bucks to Win Big
Our NBA predictions have the Bucks winning comfortably at home, so take them with the points and with the money line.
We expect a big game from Lillard, who suits playing against the Nuggets defense. He is likely to take a lot of three-point shots, and if they land, the Bucks could put up a big score.
It should be a high scoring contest, so we’re including over 232.5 points. They scored 220 points in their most recent meeting, but they are two of the best offenses in the NBA, and it could be a wide open contest.
Nuggets vs Bucks Betting
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