Bucks vs. Nuggets Prediction & Odds
The top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks head to Denver to take on the top-seeded Nuggets on Saturday night at 9:00 PM ET on NBA TV. Can the Nuggets cover the 2.5-point spread as home favorites?
The Milwaukee Bucks are 53-20 on the season. They are 8-2 in their last 10 games. The Bucks are 41-27-5 ATS on the year.
The Denver Nuggets are 49-24 on the season. They’re 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Nuggets are 39-33-1 ATS on the year.
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
553 Milwaukee Bucks (+2.5) at 554 Denver Nuggets (-2.5); O/U 229.5
9:00 PM ET, Saturday, March 25, 2023
Ball Arena, Denver, CO
Bucks vs. Nuggets Public Betting Information
Our NBA Public Betting Information page indicates that 60% of public bettors are currently backing the Bucks +2.5 in this contest. Note that these numbers are subject to change, so be sure to check the link to receive the most up-to-date public betting data.
Milwaukee Bucks DFS Spin
Bucks forward Khris Middleton missed Milwaukee’s game at Utah on Friday night with a right knee injury. He’s officially listed as questionable for Saturday’s road tilt with Denver. Middleton is fourth on the Bucks in scoring this season with 14.9 points per game and he’s third on the club with 5 assists per game.
Bucks center Brook Lopez is having a standout season. The 7’0” Stanford alum is averaging 15.6 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 1.8 made threes for the Bucks this season. He’s also second in the NBA in blocks with 2.5 per game. Brook Lopez could be a valuable DFS option because of his ability to score, rebound, block shots, and make three-pointers on Saturday.
Denver Nuggets DFS Spin
Denver forward Aaron Gordon is having one of the best seasons of his career in 2022-2023. The former #4 overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft is averaging 16.6 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.9 assists, and a career-high 3.0 made free throws per game. He’s been efficient as well, as Gordon is shooting 57.9% from the field and 36.1% from beyond the arc this season. He could be a solid DFS play this weekend.
Bruce Brown might be a nice sleeper DFS play at small forward on Saturday night. The 6’4” Miami alum is averaging 10.9 points, 4 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1 steal, and 1.2 made three-pointers per game for the Nuggets this season. Brown has scored at least 9 points in 12 of his last 17 games and may need to hit that mark again for Denver to win and cover on Saturday night.
Bucks vs. Nuggets NBA Betting Trends
Milwaukee is 11-1 ATS in their last 12 road games.
Milwaukee is 10-1 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 0 days’ rest.
Denver is 3-9 ATS in their last 12 Saturday games.
Denver is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games following a road trip of 7 or more days.
Bucks vs. Nuggets NBA Prediction
There are a few angles that favor the Bucks in this game. Milwaukee has had success against good teams on the road as the Bucks are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 road games against a team with a winning home record. To that end, the Bucks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games against a team with a home winning percentage over .600. And finally, Milwaukee has had success in the Mile High City, as the Bucks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against the Nuggets in Denver. For those reasons, I’ll take the Bucks and the points on the road.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: MILWAUKEE BUCKS +2.5