Denver Nuggets at Milwaukee Bucks NBA Picks & Predictions 11/19/2018
Monday, November 19, 2018
Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center
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The Denver Nuggets travel to Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center to play the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday, November 19, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee as 4.5 point favorites.
The Nuggets have a record of 10-6. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 6.8 as they average 111.3 points per game while giving up 104.6 per contest. The Bucks have an overall mark of 11-4. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They total 121.1 points per contest and give up 109.7, which is a point differential of 11.4.
Valuable Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 8-8-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 7-9-0 against the over/under
Important Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 9-6-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 12-3-0 against the over/under
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
10/22/18 G Will Barton Hip is out indefinitely
10/11/18 G Isaiah Thomas Hip is out indefinitely
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
11/17/18 G Donte DiVincenzo Knee is out indefinitely
11/16/18 F John Henson Wrist is out indefinitely
Nikola Jokic averages 17.6 points per game in 29.6 minutes per contest. He averages 7.0 assists per contest and 10.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%. Gary Harris comes into this contest averaging 17.4 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 25.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 12.7 rebounds per contest and 5.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is 68%. Khris Middleton averages 19.7 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 4.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nuggets allow 104.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 12th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.6 rebounds a game which ranks 1st, and they give up 23.4 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league. Denver averages 111.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 46.9 rebounds per game and 25.6 assists per contest, which ranks them 9th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 13.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bucks surrender 109.7 points per contest, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 19th with 23.9 assists allowed per contest, and 10th with 43.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bucks are 5th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.7 per game. Milwaukee is 1st in the league with 121.1 points per game this year. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 11.4. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They are 2nd in the league in rebounding with 51.3 boards per game and 3rd in assists per contest with 27.0. The Bucks are 8th in turnovers per game with 15.2.
The Nuggets are 7th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.5, and their defensive rating of 106.6 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 28th in the league with 97.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 10th. As a team they are 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 21st in the league. Denver is 23rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 18th in the league.
Milwaukee is 10th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 26th in the NBA. The Bucks are 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 105.3, and their offensive rating of 116.2 is ranked 4th. They are 5th in the NBA in pace with 103.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 1st. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 2nd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Nuggets/Bucks NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Milwaukee -4.5
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