The Milwaukee Bucks will start a stretch of road games tonight when they take on the Denver Nuggets in Ball Arena. The last time these two teams matched up was last season, where the Nuggets were able to pull out the victory with a score of 129-106.
Milwaukee Bucks vs Denver Nuggets Spread Set at 3.5, Over/Under 238.5 Points
The spread for tonight’s matchup is set at 3.5 points in favor of the Nuggets. Denver is 19-26-2 against the spread this season with an 18-4 record at home. Milwaukee is 11-9 on the road this season with an 18-28 record against the spread. The Bucks have also won their last 2 games on the road.
The total points line is set at 238.5. While the last matchup between these two opponents went under this line by 3 points, the Bucks have taken a step up on offense since the acquisition of Damian Lillard in the off-season.
Milwaukee is the highest scoring team in the NBA on the road averaging 122.7 points per game. The Nuggets may only be ranked 17th in the league when it comes to points per game, they are more efficient at home, averaging just over 120 points. There is value in the total points line going over 238.5 in tonight’s matchup.
Giannis Antetokounmpo 30+ Points (-140 on Draft Kings Sportsbook)
Giannis Antetokounmpo, who was named as a starter and captain for this year’s All-Star game is favored to go over 30 points in tonight’s matchup. Antetokounmpo has hit this line in the last 2 games versus Denver and will need to be aggressive to beat the reigning champions. He has also gone dropped at least 30 points in 5 of the last 7 games.
Nikola Jokic Over 36.5 Points + Assists (-130 on FanDuel Sportsbook)
Most games with 30pts/10ast this season:
13 — Trae Young, Luka Doncic
7 — Nikola Jokić, Tyrese Haliburton
5 — Giannis Antetokounmpo
4 — Damian Lillard, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
3 — Joel Embiid
One of these players is not an All-Star starter
— joe schmidt (@Joe_Schmidt07) January 29, 2024
Nikola Jokic, who was also named an All-Star starter for the Western Conference is having another productive season averaging 26.3 points, 12 rebounds and just under 9 assists per game. Jokic has hit this line in 3 of the last 4 games versus Milwaukee and had 33 combined points and assists in the one game he didn’t reach this mark.
The Bucks give up the second most assists and over 23 points per game to opposing centers, which favors Jokic to go over his combined points and assists line in tonight’s matchup.
Brook Lopez Over 11.5 Points (-125 on Draft Kings Sportsbook)
Brook Lopez, who had 24 points in Saturday’s win versus the New Orleans Pelicans is favored to go over his points line once again tonight. Lopez has hit this line in 3 of the last 4 games versus the Nuggets and is averaging 14.4 points in his last 10 games while shooting 40.9 percent from behind the arc.
Coverage for tonight’s matchup versus the reigning champions will begin at 9:00 PM Eastern time streaming live on NBA League Pass.
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