Bucks vs. Nuggets Betting Odds Picks & Predictions: Will Shorthanded Milwaukee Compete Without Giannis Antetokounmpo?


Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Wesley Matthews #9, Khris Middleton #22, and Brook Lopez #11 of the Milwaukee Bucks.

  • The Bucks and the Nuggets (-5.5) square off in a major East vs. West showdown on Monday (9 p.m. ET on NBA TV).
  • The Bucks are dealing with key injuries to their starting lineup, but will that impact how our experts are betting this matchup?
  • See our full betting breakdown including picks below.

The Milwaukee Bucks will be without their star player, Giannis Antetokounmpo, in a road matchup against the Denver Nuggets on the second night of a back-to-back. They will also be down George Hill and likely Eric Bledsoe.

The Bucks are still the league’s best, but can they match up with the Nuggets on the road with their undermanned squad. Our crew breaks down the matchups, trends and picks below.

Bucks at Nuggets Picks, Betting Odds & Predictions

  • Spread: Nuggets -5.5
  • Over/Under: 222.5
  • Time: 9 p.m. ET
  • TV Channel: NBA TV

Odds as of Monday and via FanDuel. Get up to a $500 risk-free bet at FanDuel today or see more offers and reviews for the best online sportsbooks.

Betting Trend to Know

Even without Antetokounmpo, the Milwaukee Bucks are the most complete and balanced team in the NBA and still have the best record in the league. The Denver Nuggets are 6-7-1 against the spread when facing teams with a win percentage .600 or above.

Matt Moore: Injured Bucks Still Dangerous

The Nuggets get up for big games and let down at any chance. That’s who they’ve been all year. They lost to the Cavaliers and Warriors (without Curry, Green, and Thompson, at home) inside of a week. It was last week!

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