Perhaps the most interesting NBA game on Wednesday, January 25, will be played between these inter-conference rivals in Milwaukee, and here you can get the best Nuggets vs. Bucks betting pick and odds.
Denver will be playing the second game of a back-to-back set when they visit Milwaukee at Fiserv Forum. The Bucks are N/A favorites on BetOnline Sportsbook, while the total is set at N/A points. These inter-conference rivals for the first time this season.
Nuggets fell short of the Thunder at home
The Denver Nuggets (33-14, 25-22-0 ATS) were on their season-longest nine-game winning streak but couldn’t make it nine in a row as they fell short of the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Nuggets lost 101-99 at home after scoring a season-low 99 points and shooting 43.9% from the field. The Thunder were better in rebounds (50-42). Shai Gilgeous-Alexander made an 8-foot jump bank shot with nine seconds remaining and Jamal Murray missed a 14-foot shot and failed to force overtime. Denver will now spend the next three games on the road on which they will face New Orleans (Tuesday), Milwaukee, and Philadelphia.
Jamal Murray led the Nuggets with 26 points, game-high nine assists, and five rebounds. Aaron Gordon posted a double-double of 15 points and game-high ten boards along with a couple of steals, Bruce Brown had 14 points and seven rebounds, while Zeke Nnaji recorded a double-double of 12 points and ten rebounds with two blocks.
C Nikola Jokic (hamstring), SF Michael Porter Jr. (personal), and PG Bones Hyland (finger) are questionable to face Milwaukee on Wednesday.
Bucks dismantled the Pistons in Detroit
The Milwaukee Bucks (30-17, 25-20-2 ATS) are perhaps playing in a hot and cold form lately but they displayed their best offensive performance of the campaign in a 150-130 road victory over the Detroit Pistons. The Bucks welcomed Giannis Antetokounmpo after he missed five games and the Greek Freak led them to a season-high 150 points. Milwaukee scored even 83 points in the opening half and was up by 33 points midway through the fourth quarter. The Bucks were excellent from the floor (56.1%), and made 23 triples opposite Detroit’s 13, while they were better in both rebounds (50-41) and assists (38-26).
Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with a double-double of 29 points and a team-high 12 rebounds with four assists. Brook Lopez contributed 21 points, four boards, and two blocks, Jevon Carter scored 18 points with a game-high three steals, Bobby Portis recorded a double-double of 18 points and ten rebounds, while Jrue Holiday had 16 points, team-high seven dishes, four boards, and two thefts.
PF/C Serge Ibaka (personal) is still away from the team and is not going to play for Milwaukee again.
Denver Nuggets vs. Milwaukee Bucks Pick
Denver has the fifth-best offense in the NBA that is scoring 117.2 points per game, which is somewhat more efficient than Milwaukee’s which averages 113.2 ppg. However, I don’t know whether Nikola Jokic is going to be available or not, and the Bucks have a stronger defense that allows 111.8 points per contest. Another reason I am going with the hosts is that Denver will be playing the second game of a back-to-back set after facing New Orleans on Tuesday. With Giannis and Middleton now healthy and back in the lineup, I am taking the Bucks here.
Pick: Take the Bucks at N/A
Milwaukee did score 150 against Detroit, but don’t expect that against the Nuggets, who allow 112.9 ppg. I expect to see a strong defense from each rival and not a very efficient game when it comes to points unless we have overtime. The Bucks are the fifth-best team in defensive rating as they allow 111.5 points per 100 possessions. The Nuggets weren’t playing very well offensively on the road recently, scoring more than 115 points only twice in the previous nine games.
Pick: Go Under N/A points