Milwaukee Bucks at Denver Nuggets NBA Picks & Predictions 4/1/2018
Sunday, April 1, 2018
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The Milwaukee Bucks travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Sunday, April 1, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Denver as 4 point favorites.
The Bucks come into this game with an overall record of 41-35. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.1 as they are averaging 106.3 points per game while giving up 106.4 per contest. The Nuggets have an overall mark of 41-35. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 110.0 points per contest and giving up 108.8, which is a point differential of 1.2.
Valuable Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 31-40-5 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 41-34-1 against the over/under
Important Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 35-38-3 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 39-36-1 against the over/under
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
03/31/18 F John Henson Hand is "?" Sunday vs Denver
03/31/18 F Thon Maker Groin is doubtful Sunday vs Denver
02/06/18 PG Matthew Dellavedova Ankle is out indefinitely
02/03/18 G Malcolm Brogdon Knee is OUT 6-8 weeks
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
03/31/18 F Wilson Chandler Nose left last game, is "?" Sunday vs Milwaukee
03/17/18 G Gary Harris Knee is out indefinitely
Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 27.3 points per game in 37 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.8 assists per contest and 10 rebounds per game for Milwaukee. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%. Khris Middleton comes into this contest averaging 20.3 points per game while playing 36.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Bucks. He pulls down 5.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%.
Nikola Jokic averages 17.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.6 rebounds per contest and 6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 85%. Wilson Chandler averages 10.1 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per contest this year for the Nuggets. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bucks allow 106.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 22nd and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.4 rebounds a game which ranks 10th, and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league. Milwaukee averages 106.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.16 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 39.4 rebounds per game and 23.1 assists per game, which ranks them 30th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 13.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nuggets surrender 108.8 points per contest, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 48% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 30th and 29th in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 25 assists allowed per contest, and 1st with 41.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nuggets are 10th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14 per game this season. Denver is 6th in the league with 110 points per game this year. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 1.21. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 4th in the NBA. They are 10th in the league in rebounding with 44.3 boards per game and 5th in assists per contest with 25. The Nuggets are 7th in turnovers per game with 15.1.
The Bucks are 9th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.9, and their defensive rating of 110.1 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 24th in the league with 96 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 7th. As a team they are 5th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 25th in the league. Milwaukee is 17th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 10th in the league.
Denver is 8th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 2nd in the league. The Nuggets are 6th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.4, and their defensive rating of 111.2 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 15th in the league with 97 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 6th. As a team they are 6th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Bucks/Nuggets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Milwaukee +4
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