The MILWAUKEE and the DENVER will both be gunning for a victory on 11/11/2018 at 8:05 PM when they meet in a game matchup.
MILWAUKEE BUCKS vs DENVER NUGGETS
When: 8:00 PM ET, Sunday, November 11, 2018
Where: Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
|507||MILWAUKEE||-3.5 (-110)||223.5 (-110)||145
TV: 8:05 PM
PREDICTION: DENVER , MILWAUKEE
Oddsmakers currently have the DENVER listed as -3.5 point favorites versus the MILWAUKEE, while the game’s total is sitting at 223.5.
The Denver Nuggets have followed a 9-1 start with a pair of two-point losses and will try to return to the win column when they host the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday. After matching the best 10-game start in franchise history, the Nuggets dropped an 87-85 decision at Memphis before returning home and falling 112-110 to Brooklyn on Friday.
Center Nikola Jokic broke out of an offensive slump to produce a season-high 37 points and a career-best 21 rebounds, but Denver still suffered its first loss in seven home contests. “To me, we lost that game in the first quarter,” Nuggets coach Michael Malone told reporters after his team fell behind 34-23 after one period. “The turnovers in the first quarter, the 3-point defense in the first quarter. We gave up seven 3s in the first quarter. You spot them a 10-point lead, not being ready to play, and now you’re playing catch-up the rest of the night.” The Bucks will be searching for some energy after being forced to go to overtime on Saturday before falling to the Los Angeles Clippers 128-126. Milwaukee has lost three of its last five following a 7-0 start.
TV: 8 p.m. ET, FS Wisconsin (Milwaukee), Altitude2 (Denver)
ABOUT THE BUCKS (9-3): Giannis Antetokounmpo finished Saturday’s loss with 27 points, 18 rebounds, five steals and two blocks in 41 minutes. Malcolm Brogdon chipped in 23 points and Brook Lopez scored 20 while making a career high-tying six 3-pointers for Milwaukee, which is 3-3 on the road and 6-0 at home. Brogdon is averaging 21.5 points on 56.7 percent shooting over his last two games.
ABOUT THE NUGGETS (9-3): Jokic averaged 21.6 points in October before being held to eight or fewer in each of his first four games this month. The 23-year-old Serbian snapped out of the funk by making 14-of-22 shots – including his only 3-point attempt – and getting to the free-throw line 10 times, his highest total since Oct. 21, in a much more aggressive effort. “As the face of our franchise and as our best player, one field-goal attempt, three field-goal attempts, less than five field-goal attempts, whatever it is, is not enough,” Malone told the media. “We need a lot more shots for him, and that’s on me, that’s on his teammates, but most of all, it’s on Nikola to take that responsibility, to take that burden and look to set the tone early in the game.”
1. Nuggets G Jamal Murray is 11-for-35 from the floor since going 19-for-30 in his 48-point performance against Boston on Monday.
2. Antetokounmpo missed his only two 3-point attempts Saturday and is 2-for-25 on the season.
3. Denver has won eight straight meetings at home.
PREDICTION: Nuggets 109, Bucks 103