Milwaukee Bucks vs Denver Nuggets Predictions, Odds, Picks

  • Owning a five-game winning streak, the Bucks head west for one game against the reigning NBA MVP Nikola Jokic.
  • Feeling the weight of their injuries, the Nuggets have lost five straight games.
  • The Nuggets and the Bucks split their season series last year.

Milwaukee Bucks vs Denver Nuggets Odds

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Milwaukee Bucks vs Denver Nuggets Predictions and Picks

It should be an exciting matchup between two teams who boast Giannis Antetokounmpo and Nikola Jokic, two players who have won the last three NBA Most Valuable Player Awards. While individual performances by either could carry their teams to a win, the Bucks have the decided personnel advantage.


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Head-to-Head: Milwaukee Bucks vs Denver Nuggets

Milwaukee Bucks Head-to-Head Denver Nuggets
Mike Budenholzer Head Coach Michael Malone
11-8 (6th in East) Standing 9-9 (9th in West)
W-W-W-W Form L-L-L-L
108.4 (16th of 30) Off Rtg 106.8 (21st of 30)
106.9 (13th of 30) Def Rtg 107.0 (14th of 30)
99.7 (8th of 30) Pace 95.9 (29th of 30)

Leaders (Per Game)

G. Antetokounmpo (26.9) PPG N. Jokic (26.4)
G. Antetokounmpo (11.9) RPG N. Jokic (13.6)
G. Antetokounmpo (6.0) APG N. Jokic (6.4)
J. Holiday (1.7) SPG N. Jokic (1.2)
G. Antetokounmpo (1.9) BPG A. Gordon, N. Jokic (0.9)
G. Antetokounmpo (.500)/G. Antetokounmpo (9.4) FG%/FGM N. Jokic (.593)/N. Jokic (10.3)
G. Allen (.428)/G. Allen (3.4) 3P%/3PM N. Jokic (.410)/W. Barton (2.4)

Injury Report

Player Team Date Status Info
Donte DiVincenzo Milwaukee Bucks 25 Oct 2021 Out (Foot) There is no timetable for DiVincenzo’s return.
Semi Ojeleye Milwaukee Bucks 23 Nov 2021 Out (Calf) Ojeleye missed Milwaukee’s Wednesday (Nov 24) game.
Brook Lopez Milwaukee Bucks 24 Nov 2021 Out (Back) There is no timetable for Lopez’s return after playing just one game this season.
Jamal Murray Denver Nuggets 22 Jul 2021 Out (Knee) Murray is recovering from an ACL tear and there is no timetable for his return.
Michael Porter Jr. Denver Nuggets 9 Nov 2021 Out (Back) Porter Jr. is expected to be out for the foreseeable future, according to head coach Michael Malone.
Nikola Jokic Denver Nuggets 24 Nov 2021 Day-to-Day (Wrist) Jokic missed Denver’s Tuesday (Nov 23) game.
Bones Hyland Denver Nuggets 24 Nov 2021 Day-to-Day (Ankle) Hyland missed Denver’s Tuesday (Nov 23) game.

How Can the Bucks Beat the Nuggets?

The Milwaukee Bucks are slowly returning to good health. As they work their way back to one-hundred percent, they can’t get complacent against an undermanned Nuggets team.

When Milwaukee face off against Denver, they need to key in on the Nuggets’ key playmakers. The pair of Facundo Campazzo, Will Barton, and Monte Morris combined for 15 of the team’s 26 assists.

If the Bucks can limit Denver’s playmaking from the tip, they can stifle Denver’s offence. With or without Jokic, Milwaukee must force Denver into as many isolation plays as possible.

Bucks Key Player: (F) Khris Middleton

The Milwaukee Bucks got off to a fantastic start to open their last game against the Magic. Due to their early success, Milwaukee’s stars didn’t need to play heavy minutes. However, the Bucks still need Khris Middleton to find his groove.

Middleton has been back in the lineup for four five games now, after missing eight consecutive matches. The Bucks All-Star is coming off of an 11 point, 9 rebound, and 4 assist game.

Since coming back, Middleton’s shooting has been below 40% for three out of his five games played. While Denver are undermanned, Middleton’s signature offensive efficiency must return for the Bucks to look like proper title threats again.

How Can the Nuggets beat the Bucks?

The Denver Nuggets are heavy underdogs going into this matchup and it’s very clear why. Missing their starting point guard Jamal Murray and reigning MVP Nikola Jokic in recent games, Denver must do the dirty work to stay competitive.

In the Milwaukee Bucks’ losses, they’ve been outrebounded by an average of 9.1 while also shooting just 30.5% from three-point range.

Controlling Milwaukee in the paint and the perimeter is a tall task for a shorthanded team like Denver. If the Nuggets can battle with the Bucks from three and in the paint, they could pull off an upset.

Nuggets Key Player: (G-F) Will Barton

The Denver Nuggets are in free-fall, especially with Jokic’s availability in doubt. While the reigning MVP missed Denver’s last game, it is Nuggets mainstay Will Barton who needs to step up whether Jokic is available or not.

Barton is coming off of an 11 point, 8 rebound, and 7 assist game. He was modest on the offensive end, but made it a point to try and contribute in other categories.

One of the team’s more talented individual scorers, Barton must be aggressive on the offensive end. While Denver’s defence is inconsistent without their pillar in the middle, Barton can still keep them competitive with his scoring.

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Milwaukee Bucks vs Denver Nuggets Information
Teams Milwaukee Bucks vs. Denver Nuggets
Location Ball Arena, Denver, Colorado
Time 9:00 PM EST, November 26th, 2021
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