Milwaukee Bucks vs. Denver Nuggets Betting Preview for March 25, 2023
Bucks Underdogs Against Nikola Jokic-Led Nuggets
On March 25, 2023, the Milwaukee Bucks will face off against the Denver Nuggets, with the Bucks coming in as 3-point underdogs. Milwaukee will be relying on their leading scorer, Giannis Antetokounmpo, who averages 31.1 points per game, to help them defeat the Nuggets, who are led by Nikola Jokic.
Nuggets Favored in Spread
This season, the Nuggets have a record of 28-21-1 against the spread when favored by 3 points or more. On the other hand, the Bucks have a record of 2-4-1 against the spread in games where they were underdogs by 3 points or more.
Over/Under for the Matchup
The combined average points per game for these two teams is 233.5, which is three less than the over/under for the matchup set at 236.5. Opponents of these teams have averaged a combined 225 points per game, which is 11.5 fewer than the over/under for the Bucks vs. Nuggets game.
The Nuggets’ Stats
The Nuggets are outscoring their opponents by 3.9 points per game this season, averaging 116.7 points per game and giving up 112.8 points per contest. They also have a +284 scoring differential overall, and win the rebound battle by 2.6 boards, collecting 42.8 rebounds per game compared to their opponents’ 40.2 per contest. The Nuggets score 12.1 three-pointers per game at a 38.9% rate. They rank first in the league in offensive points per 100 possessions and 19th in defensive points per 100 possessions.
The Bucks’ Stats
The Bucks, who are first in the NBA with 49 rebounds per game, outscore their opponents by 4.6 points per game, posting 116.8 points per game and giving up 112.2 points per contest. They also have a +341 scoring differential overall and make three more threes per game than their opposition, 14.9 (fourth-most in the league) compared to their opponents’ 11.9. They rank ninth in the league in offensive points per 100 possessions and third in defensive points per 100 possessions. At home, Milwaukee averages 119.9 points per game.
Notable Players on Both Teams
Nikola Jokic leads the Nuggets with 24.8 points, 11.9 rebounds, and 9.9 assists per game. The Nuggets also have a strong three-point shooter in Michael Porter Jr., who makes an average of three shots per game. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope averages 1.5 steals per game for the team, while Bruce Brown has 0.6 blocks per contest.
For the Bucks, Giannis Antetokounmpo is their leading scorer and rebounder, averaging 31.1 points and 11.8 rebounds per game, while also adding 5.6 assists per contest. Jrue Holiday contributes 19 points, 7.3 assists, and five rebounds per game, and hits 2.4 three-pointers per game. The Bucks’ defense gets a lift from Holiday’s 1.2 steals and Brook Lopez’s 2.5 blocks per game.
Expert Insights from Luis Escalante
Luis Escalante, the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group and a well-respected expert in NBA betting, provides further analysis and predictions for this game. For more NBA picks and previews, visit Betsperts.