Monday NBA Odds: Bucks Seek Rare Win At Utah

Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks dribbles past Royce O'Neale #23 of the Utah Jazz during the second half of a game at Fiserv Forum on October 31, 2021 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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The last time the Milwaukee Bucks won a game in Salt Lake City, 27-year-old superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo was five weeks shy of his … seventh birthday. Despite that fact, Milwaukee opened as a consensus favorite over the Jazz in the Monday NBA odds market.

By midday, though, the line flipped, and Utah is now a slight home favorite.

Will the Bucks prove the oddsmakers prescient and snap their 19-game — yes, 19-game — losing skid in Utah? Or will the Jazz reward those bettors who forced the line adjustment by continuing their thorough domination of Milwaukee both on the court and at the betting counter?

This nationally televised cross-conference matchup between playoff contenders sporting similar SU and ATS records headlines’s Monday NBA betting preview. Also featured: A Monday NBA odds breakdown of the Denver Nuggets at the Philadelphia 76ers, another nationally televised cross-conference matchup … between playoff contenders … sporting similar SU and ATS records.

Odds via PointsBet USA and updated as of 3:30 p.m. ET on March 14.

Milwaukee Bucks Vs Utah Jazz

Mike Conley #11 of the Utah Jazz in action against the Milwaukee Bucks at Fiserv Forum on October 31, 2021 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Jazz defeated the Bucks 107-95
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Tipoff/TV: 10 p.m. ET/ESPN
Bucks: 42-28 SU/31-37 ATS
Jazz: 42-25 SU/28-36-3 ATS
Spread/Total: Jazz -2 (-105)/232.5 (Over -115)
Last meeting: Even with Antetokounmpo in the lineup, the Jazz went off as a 4.5-point road favorite on Oct. 31 and easily took care of business, winning 107-95
Did you know: Utah is 6-1 SU and 5-0 ATS in recent meetings with the Bucks. Furthermore, the Jazz have cashed in 30 of the last 38 series clashes overall and 17 of the last 21 head-to-head battles in Salt Lake City

About Milwaukee: The Bucks’ six-game winning streak came to a halt in Saturday’s 122-109 loss at Golden State. Milwaukee closed as a 2.5-point road chalk, ending a 5-1 ATS surge. Defense continues to plague the Bucks, who have surrendered an average of 119.1 points in their last 13 games. On the other hand, Milwaukee has scored at least 120 points in eight of its last 10 contests. The Bucks continue to rank third in the NBA in scoring offense at 114.5 ppg, just a hair behind first-place Charlotte and Minnesota (114.6 ppg). Milwaukee remains tied with Philadelphia for second place in the Eastern Conference standings, 2.5 games behind Miami and one-half game ahead of fourth-place Chicago.

About Utah: The Jazz have been spinning their wheels since a monthlong 9-1 SU run that stretched from Feb. 2 to March 2. Utah has alternated wins and losses in its last six outings, most recently knocking off Sacramento 134-125, pushing as a nine-point home favorite. The Jazz have followed a five-game spread-covering hot streak with 2-7-1 ATS slump (1-1-1 ATS at home). Utah ranks in the top 10 in the NBA in scoring offense (113.9 ppg, 6th) and scoring defense (107.5 ppg allowed, 10th). The Jazz currently sit fourth in the Western Conference, 2.5 games behind the third-place Warriors and a half-game clear of fifth-place Dallas.

Injuries: Veteran center Brook Lopez is expected to return to the Bucks’ lineup Monday after sitting out nearly five months following back surgery. Lopez’s only game action this season came back on Oct. 19. … Utah could be without forward Rudy Gobert, who sat out Saturday’s victory at Sacramento because of a foot injury. Gobert, who leads the league in rebounding, is questionable to face Milwaukee.

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Notable Trends

  • Milwaukee is 8-20 ATS in its last 28 as an underdog
  • Utah is 6-1-1 ATS in its last eight at home (all as a favorite)
  • Over is 11-4 in Milwaukee’s last 15 overall
  • Over is 5-2 in Milwaukee’s last six on the road
  • Under is 5-1 in Utah’s last six overall
  • Under is 10-3 in Utah’s last 13 at home
  • Over is 7-3 in the last 10 Bucks-Jazz meetings overall
  • Under 7-3 in the last 10 Bucks-Jazz meetings in Utah

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Denver Nuggets Vs Philadelphia 76ers

Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers guards Nikola Jokic #15 of the Denver Nuggets in the first quarter at the Wells Fargo Center on December 10, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Tipoff/TV: 7:30 p.m. ET/ESPN
Nuggets: 40-28 SU/30-37-1 ATS
76ers: 41-25 SU/31-23-1 ATS
Spread/Total: 76ers -3 (-115)/224 (Under -115)
Last meeting: Philadelphia went to Denver on Nov. 18 without star center Joel Embiid and still dumped the Nuggets 103-89 as a 7.5-point underdog
Did you know: The 76ers have owned Denver from a point-spread perspective over the past decade-plus, going 16-5-2 ATS in the last 23 meetings (including 7-2-1 ATS in the last 10)

About Denver: The Nuggets have dropped two in a row on the court and four straight at the betting counter. Denver followed Thursday’s 113-102 loss to Golden State as a 1-point home favorite with a Saturday’s 127-115 loss to Toronto laying 7.5 points at home. Previously, the Nuggets had won four in a row and 10 of 11, going 6-5 ATS along the way. With reigning NBA MVP Nikola Jokic putting up another MVP-caliber season, Denver is hanging on to the all-important No. 6 seed in the West. The top six squads in each conference avoid the mini play-in tournament, and the Nuggets are just 1.5 games ahead of seventh-place Minnesota (but one game behind the Mavericks).

About Philadelphia: The 76ers rebounded from Thursday’s ugly 129-100 home loss to Brooklyn with a victory at Orlando on Saturday. However, they needed overtime to barely get there, prevailing 116-114 but falling way short as an 11-point road favorite. Philadelphia has followed a 7-1 SU stretch by alternating wins and losses in its last four outings. The Sixers are also 1-4 ATS in their last five. After averaging 125.8 points during a five-game winning streak from Feb. 17-March 4, Philly’s offense has cooled off, tallying 104.8 ppg in the last four. The 76ers are neck-and-neck with Milwaukee in the Eastern Conference pecking order, 2.5 games behind first-place Miami.

Injuries: Denver, which continues to play without injured starters Jamal Murray (knee surgery) and Michael Porter Jr. (back), might not have forward Aaron Gordon available against Philadelphia. Gordon (14.5 points, 5.7 rebounds per game) missed Saturday’s game against the Raptors and is questionable. … Philadelphia’s James Harden, who is just 8-for-36 shooting in the last two games, might sit out Monday’s game to rest.

Notable Trends

  • Denver is 6-1 ATS in its last seven road games
  • Denver is 4-0 ATS in its last four as an underdog (all on the road)
  • Philadelphia is 5-2 ATS in its last seven as a favorite
  • Philadelphia is 12-4 ATS in its last 16 when coming off an ATS loss
  • Under is 5-2 in Denver’s last seven road games
  • Over is 7-3 in Philadelphia’s last 10 overall
  • Philadelphia is 3-0-1 ATS its last four home games vs. Denver
  • Under is 5-1 in the last six Nuggets-76ers games

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