Milwaukee Bucks vs Denver Nuggets (odds, prediction, and betting tips February 12)

Emmanuel Ifabiyi
By Emmanuel Ifabiyi

The Denver Nuggets are gearing up for an epic showdown on the road against the Milwaukee Bucks, marking a clash between two dominant forces in the Eastern and Western Conferences. Adding to the excitement, basketball fans will witness a face-off between two former MVPs, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Nikola Jokic, as they lead their respective teams into battle.

Denver experienced a resounding loss against the Sacramento Kings, contrasting their previous triumph over the Lakers. Currently occupying the third spot in the Western Conference standings, the Nuggets are trailing the Timberwolves by just half a game, intensifying the competition for the coveted first place. Meanwhile, Milwaukee showcased its dominance with a commanding victory over the Hornets, securing it the third position in the Eastern Conference standings. With a deficit of one and a half games, the Bucks are pursuing the Cleveland Cavaliers for the highly sought-after second-place spot, adding an extra layer of intrigue to the Eastern Conference race.

The game starts at 20:00 ET on Monday, February 12, 2024. The game time by GMT is 01:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 13. The match venue is Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Betting tips and match predictions for the Nuggets vs Bucks (February 12) game are available in this article. The latest betting odds, key stats, team news, and projected starting lineups are previewed below.

Milwaukee Bucks vs Denver Nuggets latest odds on betting sites

The Bucks’ moneyline odds are priced at 1.95 (-105 American), while the Nuggets’ moneyline odds are priced at 1.87 (-115). 


Bucks +1.0: 1.91 (-110)

Nuggets -1.0: 1.9 (-110)


Over 232.5: 1.91 (-110)

Under 232.5: 1.91 (-110)

Denver Nuggets vs Milwaukee Bucks last game results

The Nuggets got humiliated on the road

  • In a setback for the Denver Nuggets, they suffered their 17th loss of the season at the hands of the Kings, falling with a decisive score of 135-106. Despite their formidable record, the Nuggets failed to grab a win on the road against the Kings.
  • Nikola Jokic emerged as a standout performer for the Nuggets, exhibiting his versatile skill set with 23 points, eight rebounds, and seven assists. Alongside Jokic, Aaron Gordon contributed 14 points to the team’s effort. Christian Braun’s performance off the bench also proved valuable, as he added 13 points to the Nuggets’ tally, highlighting the depth of talent within their roster.
  • Jamal Murray was a shadow of himself in the game, as he could only drop 12 points at night. Additionally, Justin Holiday also provided a solid effort with 10 points.

Team statistics: 38/82 (46.3%) field goals, 10/29 (34.5%) 3-pointers, 20/28 (71.4%) free throws, 26 assists, 35 total rebounds, 5 blocks, 9 steals, 20 turnovers.

Nuggets team news: Caldwell-Pope (hamstring) and Michael Porter Jr. (knee) are questionable for this game.

The Bucks finally ended their losing streak.

  • Milwaukee found redemption from a three-game losing streak as they dominated the Charlotte Hornets in a 120-84 victory. Throughout the matchup, the Bucks exhibited a commanding presence on both ends of the court, establishing a lead of up to 42 points. 
  • Damian Lillard led the charge for the Bucks, whose stellar performance electrified the team and the fans alike. Lillard’s remarkable display included 26 points, four rebounds, and eight assists. Additionally, Malik Beasley tallied 21 points, connecting on an impressive 7-9 shooting from beyond the arc.
  • Contributions were plentiful across the Milwaukee roster, as Bobby Portis notched 18 points, providing crucial support alongside the formidable presence of Giannis Antetokounmpo, who finished with 15 points and an impressive 14 rebounds. Brook Lopez also made his presence felt with 11 points and seven rebounds. 

Team statistics: 41/94 (43.6%) field goals, 18/52 (34.6%) 3-pointers, 20/24 (83.3%) free throws, 26 assists, 53 total rebounds, 8 steals, 5 blocks, 5 turnovers.

Bucks team news: Khris Middleton(ankle) is questionable for the game. 

Nuggets vs Bucks H2H

The Nuggets and the Milwaukee Bucks have faced off in 104 games in the regular season. Out of these matchups, the Nuggets have emerged victorious 65 times, while the Bucks have secured 39 wins for themselves. The Nuggets are on a two-game winning streak heading into this game.

Denver Nuggets vs Milwaukee Bucks lineups and key players

Denver Nuggets projected starting lineup: 

Point guard: Jamal Murray

Shooting guard: Justin Holiday

Small forward: Peyton Watson

Power forward: Aaron Gordon

Center: Nikola Jokic

Nikola Jokic is key to why the reigning champions have demonstrated impressive offensive prowess this season. Nikola Jokic’s contribution is at an MVP-caliber level, with remarkable averages of 26.2 points, 12.2 rebounds, and nearly nine assists per game, underscoring his pivotal role in their offensive success.

Milwaukee Bucks projected starting lineup: 

Point guard: Damian Lillard

Shooting guard: Malik Beasley

Small forward: Jae Crowder

Power forward: Giannis Antetokounmpo

Center: Brook Lopez

Giannis Antetokounmpo showed the league that he never needed the ball in his hands to dominate in the NBA with his performance this season. The Greek Freak is currently showcasing one of the most exceptional performances in his career, boasting remarkable averages of 30.7 points, 11.2 rebounds, and 6.3 assists per game.

Nuggets vs Bucks predictions and betting tips

Denver suffered a setback against Sacramento recently, but they anticipate the return of Porter Jr. and Caldwell-Pope for this game. Meanwhile, Milwaukee comfortably defeated a struggling Charlotte team without Middleton, allowing their starters some rest while giving their bench players more playing time. 

Although Middleton’s absence challenges the Bucks, it allows players like Portis and Beasley to step up. Milwaukee boasts a strong 22-6 record at home this season, whereas Denver is 15-13 on the road. The burden on Jokic and Murray becomes significant, with the Nuggets possibly missing two starters. Milwaukee appears poised to secure the win in this matchup.

The pick here is for the Milwaukee Bucks to win.

Betting prediction: Milwaukee Bucks to win

Odds: 1.95 (-105 American).