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(30-26) Denver Nuggets vs. Milwaukee Bucks (31-24)
Date: Thursday February 15
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
NBA Moneyline Odds: off
NBA Betting Odds: Bucks -3
NBA Betting Total: 212.5
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On Thursday February 15, the Denver Nuggets arrive at the BMO Harris Bradley Center to face their host the Milwaukee Bucks.
Entering the game the Nuggets are one of the hottest teams having won seven of ten with the most recent being a win over the Spurs. Likewise the Bucks are playing well having won eight of their last ten with the most recent win featuring a come from behind victory over the Hawks.
Last season, the Nuggets swept the Bucks with this being the initial game this season. The Nuggets hold the all-time record having bested the Bucks in 57 of their 91 matches.
The Nuggets like their opponent are probably not anxious for the All-Star break given their recent hot streak. Victories over the Spurs, Warriors, Celtics and Blazers punctuate how well the team is playing.
At issue is the Nuggets problems on the road where they are 8-19. Head Coach Mike Malone will need to get his troops transferring their ability to win at home on the road.
Nikola Jokic recorded a triple-double in the win over the Spurs with 23 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists. All five starters scored in double digits as well as Trey Lyles off the bench.
Mason Plumlee suffered a calf strain which will keep him out of action between two and four weeks. Paul Millsap continues to heal after surgery to fix a torn ligament in his wrist and is expected to be out until mid March.
The Bucks trailed the Hawks at he half, but a solid third quarter put them ahead by 13 points entering the final frame. Atlanta battled back within five points, but couldn’t catch up after being outscored by 15 in the third.
Five Bucks scored in double digits in the victory. Kris Middleton led the way with 21 while Giannis Antetokounmpo (15), Eric Bledsoe (14), Tyler Zeller (14) and Thon Maker (12) each chipped in.
John Henson (hamstring) missed the past three games and is questionable for this match.
Three other Bucks will be out between four to eight weeks. Matthew Dellavedova (ankle) will be out up to a month. Malcolm Brogdon (partially torn quadriceps tendon) could be out up to two months. And, Mirza Teletovic (knee plus pulmonary emboli on lungs) will be out at least two months.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Nuggets are 8-2 in the teams last 10 head to head contests
- Bucks are 4-6 ATS in last 10 head to head matchups.
- Over – under is 5-5 in last 10 head to head meetings.
Free Denver Nuggets vs. Milwaukee Bucks NBA Prediction: Nuggets +3
Two hot teams play their final game before the All-Star break with the edge going toward the home team simply because of the Nuggets road struggles. If the match were in Denver I’d be leaning the other way.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Nuggets ATS
NBA Free Score Prediction: Bucks 104 – Nuggets 102
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