Wednesday, March 1, 2017
BMO Harris Bradley Center
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The Denver Nuggets travel to BMO Harris Bradley Center to play the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee as 3.5 point favorites.
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The Nuggets come into this game with an overall record of 26-33. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.2 as they are averaging 110.6 points per game while giving up 111.7 per contest. The Bucks have an overall record of 26-32. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They are averaging 105.2 points per game and surrendering 105.2, good for a point differential of 0.0.
Nikola Jokic comes into this contest averaging 15.6 points per game while playing 26.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Nuggets. He pulls down 8.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 57% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Wilson Chandler averages 15.8 points per game in 30.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 6.7 rebounds per game for Denver. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
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Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 23.4 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per contest this year for the Bucks. He grabs 8.6 rebounds per game and has 5.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Greg Monroe averages 11.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 22 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.7 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Denver averages 110.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.17 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 46.6 rebounds per game and 24.8 assists per game which ranks them 1st and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 15.3 per game. The Nuggets allow 111.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.3 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 24.5 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Milwaukee averages 105.2 points per game this year which ranks them 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.03 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 2nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 8th in the NBA. They average 41.2 rebounds per game and 24.6 assists per contest which ranks them 29th and 5th respectively. In the turnover department the Bucks rank 14th with 14.1 per game. The Bucks allow 105.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 21st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 42.6 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 24.2 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. The Bucks force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the NBA.
The Nuggets have an offensive rating of 112.1 and a defensive rating of 113.2. In terms of pace they average 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Denver turns the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 11 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%.
The Bucks rating on offense is 109.7 and they have a defensive rating of 109.7. They get 95.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. Milwaukee turns the ball over on 13.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 30-28-1 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 39-19-1 against the over/under
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 23-35-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 35-22-1 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Injuries
02/27/17 F Kenneth Faried Back is downgraded to expected to miss Tuesday vs. Chicago
Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
02/28/17 F Michael Beasley Knee injured last game, "?" Wednesday vs. Denver
02/09/17 F Jabari Parker ACL out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Milwaukee -3.5
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