Milwaukee Bucks vs. Denver Nuggets Prediction, NBA Odds

Jordan Ramsay | Updated Nov 26, 2021

The Milwaukee Bucks are finally starting to get healthy and they'll bring a five-game win streak into Denver on Friday to face the injury-ravaged Nuggets.

Milwaukee
51-31
AT
November 26, 2021, 9:00 PM ET
Pepsi Center
Denver
48-34
Pointspread -6.5 -110
Moneyline -280
Over / Under o +215.5

85%

Betting Action

15%

Pointspread +6.5 -110
Moneyline +230
Over / Under u +215.5

85%

Betting Action

15%

The streaking Milwaukee Bucks are headed to Denver on Friday night to face the injury-riddled Nuggets.  The Bucks have won five straight games including a 114-93 dub against Detroit on Wednesday.  Denver comes in on the complete opposite trajectory, dropping their last five games, capped by a 119-100 loss in Portland on Tuesday.

The Bucks opened as 3.5-point favourites on the NBA odds, although the line could shift depending on the final status of Nikola Jokic.  The total is set at 214.

Bucks vs. Nuggets NBA Betting Odds

These teams split the season series and the Over/Under last year, with the road team winning each contest.  Early bettors seem to be banking on Jokic not being cleared to play, as 97 per cent of action is taking Milwaukee.  The total is a closer split, with about 67 per cent of bettors taking the Over.

After stumbling out of the gate to start the season, the defending NBA champion Bucks look like they’re finally clicking with five consecutive wins.  They haven’t been a great cover option though, as they’re 8-11 against the spread overall and 2-5 ATS in their last seven games.  The total has gone Under in five of Milwaukee’s last six games.

Not only has Denver lost their last five games outright, they didn’t manage to cover the spread in any of those losses.  They’re 7-11 ATS overall, covering in half of their 10 home games.  The total has gone Over in five of the Nuggets’ last six games.

Milwaukee Bucks

Outside of Giannis Antetokounmpo, most of Milwaukee’s starters have missed multiple games with injuries this year.  A healthier roster is a big reason why the Bucks were able to go undefeated on their recent five-game homestand.  Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, Jrue Holiday and Bobby Portis combined to score 94 of Milwaukee’s 114 points on Wednesday.  The Greek Freak finished with 33 points, seven rebounds and five assists and sits third in league scoring (27.2 points per game) and fifth in rebounds (11.7).  Portis has also stepped up recently.  He had 28 points and 10 rebounds against Detroit for his fourth straight double-double.  Donte DiVincenzo (off-season foot surgery) and Semi Ojeleye (sore calf) will both miss Friday’s game.

Denver Nuggets

There’s still no official word on Jokic’s availability for this game, but the 3.5-point spread seems to indicate oddsmakers think he’ll play.  The reigning NBA MVP has missed the last three games with a wrist injury.  Jokic sits tied for fourth in league scoring with 26.4 ppg and he’s second in rebounding with 13.6 boards a night.  Of course the Nuggets are also still without Canadian Jamal Murray, who is expected to be out until the spring after suffering a torn ACL at the end of last season.  There’s also a fear that Michael Porter Jr. will need season-ending back surgery.  P.J. Dozier’s season is over after tearing his ACL on Tuesday.

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