Milwaukee Bucks at Denver Nuggets NBA Picks & Predictions 11/11/2018
Sunday, November 11, 2018
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The Milwaukee Bucks head to Pepsi Center to take on the Denver Nuggets on Sunday, November 11, 2018. The opening line for this game has Denver as 2.5 point favorites.
The Bucks have a record of 9-2. They are 1st in the Central Division. They have a point differential of 13.6 as they average 121.3 points per game while giving up 107.6 per contest. The Nuggets have an overall record of 9-3 this season. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They average 109.6 points per game and surrender 102.1, good for a point differential of 7.5.
Valuable Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 7-4-0 against the spread this season
The Milwaukee Bucks are 8-3-0 against the over/under this year
Important Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 7-5-0 against the spread this season
The Denver Nuggets are 4-8-0 against the over/under this year
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
10/22/18 G Will Barton Hip is out indefinitely
10/11/18 G Isaiah Thomas Hip is out indefinitely
Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 25.6 points per contest in 31.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 5.7 assists per game and 12.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 54% for the season while his free throw percentage is 74%. Khris Middleton comes into this game averaging 19.3 points per contest while playing 30.5 minutes per night. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Nikola Jokic averages 17.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.3 minutes per game. He also hauls in 10.7 rebounds per game and dishes 7.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 83%. Gary Harris scores 17.3 points per contest while playing 33.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.7 rebounds per contest and has 3.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bucks allow 107.6 points per contest which is 7th in the NBA. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 10th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.6 rebounds a game which ranks 14th, and they allow 23.5 assists per game which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Milwaukee averages 121.3 points per contest, which is 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 13.6 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 6th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 7th in the NBA. They average 52.5 boards per contest and 27.0 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 7th with 15.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nuggets give up 102.1 points per game, which ranks them 3rd in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 12th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 23.0 dimes allowed per game and 3rd with 40.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Nuggets are 16th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per contest. Denver is 21st in the NBA with 109.6 points per contest this season. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 7.5. They shoot 31% from beyond the arc, which is good for 29th in the league. They are 6th in the NBA in rebounding with 48.4 boards per contest and 13th in assists per game with 24.3. The Nuggets are 19th in turnovers per contest with 13.8.
The Bucks are 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 116.1, and their defensive rating of 103.1 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 104.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 2nd. As a team they are 2nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league. Milwaukee is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 27th in the league.
Denver is 20th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 22nd in the NBA. The Nuggets are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 104.1, and their offensive rating of 111.7 is ranked 4th. They are 28th in the NBA in pace with 97.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 20th. As a unit they are 20th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 23rd in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Milwaukee +2.5 and over 221 total points
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