Through 3 Quarters

Only one more quarter stands between the Milwaukee Bucks and the win they were favored to collect going into this night. Three quarters in and their offense has really been able to impose its will, dominating the Denver Nuggets 90-76.

Milwaukee has been led by power forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, who so far has dropped a double-double on 20 points and ten rebounds in addition to six dimes. Denver has been relying on the performance of power forward Aaron Gordon, who has 13 points along with seven boards.

the Nuggets have lost 88% of the time when they were down heading into the fourth quarter this year, so this one seems just about wrapped up

Who's Playing

Milwaukee @ Denver

Current Records: Milwaukee 11-8; Denver 9-9

What to Know

The Denver Nuggets will be returning home after a two-game road trip. They will take on the Milwaukee Bucks at 9 p.m. ET on Friday at Ball Arena after having had a few days off. Milwaukee will be strutting in after a win while the Nuggets will be stumbling in from a defeat.

It looks like Denver got the smaller half of the wishbone at Thanksgiving dinner. They took a hard 119-100 fall against the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday. Denver's loss came about despite a quality game from power forward Jeff Green, who had 24 points along with three blocks.

As for the Bucks, they can't say they have nothing to be thankful for this Thanksgiving week. They took their matchup against the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday by a conclusive 114-93 score. Milwaukee's power forward Giannis Antetokounmpo did his thing and had 33 points and five assists in addition to seven rebounds.

Denver is expected to lose this next one by 6.5. They have failed bettors playing the spread in their past five games, so buyers beware.

Denver simply couldn't be stopped when the two teams previously met in March, as they easily beat the Bucks on the road 128-97. Will the Nuggets repeat their success, or does Milwaukee have a better game plan this time around? We'll find out soon enough.

How To Watch

  • When: Friday at 9 p.m. ET
  • Where: Ball Arena -- Denver, Colorado
  • TV: NBATV
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $32.00

Odds

The Bucks are a solid 6.5-point favorite against the Nuggets, according to the latest NBA odds.

The line on this game has moved quite a bit since it opened, as it started out with the Bucks as a 3.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -127

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Series History

Denver have won eight out of their last 12 games against Milwaukee.

  • Mar 02, 2021 - Denver 128 vs. Milwaukee 97
  • Feb 08, 2021 - Milwaukee 125 vs. Denver 112
  • Mar 09, 2020 - Denver 109 vs. Milwaukee 95
  • Jan 31, 2020 - Denver 127 vs. Milwaukee 115
  • Nov 19, 2018 - Milwaukee 104 vs. Denver 98
  • Nov 11, 2018 - Milwaukee 121 vs. Denver 114
  • Apr 01, 2018 - Denver 128 vs. Milwaukee 125
  • Feb 15, 2018 - Denver 134 vs. Milwaukee 123
  • Mar 01, 2017 - Denver 110 vs. Milwaukee 98
  • Feb 03, 2017 - Denver 121 vs. Milwaukee 117
  • Nov 30, 2015 - Milwaukee 92 vs. Denver 74
  • Nov 11, 2015 - Denver 103 vs. Milwaukee 102

Injury Report for Denver

  • Nah'Shon Hyland: Game-Time Decision (Ankle)
  • Nikola Jokic: Out (Wrist)
  • Michael Porter Jr.: Out (Back)
  • Jamal Murray: Out (Knee)
  • PJ Dozier: Out for the Season (Knee)

Injury Report for Milwaukee

  • Rodney Hood: Game-Time Decision (Achilles)
  • Brook Lopez: Out (Back)
  • Donte DiVincenzo: Out (Ankle)
  • Semi Ojeleye: Out (Calf)