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Bucks vs Trail Blazers NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Milwaukee Bucks at Portland Trail Blazers
  • Where: Portland at Moda Center
  • Date: Monday, February 6th
  • Betting Odds POR +4.5, MIL -191 | POR +156 O/U 239.5

So far, the Bucks have put together an overall record of 36-17, while going 28-22-3 vs the spread. Milwaukee has posted an average scoring differential of 11.57 points per game across their currrent 7 game win streak.

The Bucks will look to keep things rolling, as they previously beat the Heat by a score of 123-115. Heading into the game, they were 6 point favorites against the spread, giving them an ATS win. Milwaukee and the Heat entered the second half all tied at 62. In the win, Giannis Antetokounmpo led the team in scoring with 35 points on a field goal percentage of 68.4%.

The Trail Blazers come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 26-27. So far, the team has gone 28-25-0 against the spread. In their previous 3 games, the Trail Blazers are averaging 122 points per game while allowing 119. This has led to a record of 2-1.

Portland is trying to bounce back from a 129-121 loss to the Bulls. Going into this game, the team was 3 point underdogs on the spread, giving them an ATS loss. Portland went on to lose the game despite leading by 11 heading into halftime. In the loss, Damian Lillard led the team in scoring with 40 points on a field goal percentage of 57.1%.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

I In last year’s head-to-head meetings, the Bucks averaged 122.0 points per game vs Portland, which was an increase over their season-long average. On the other side, the Trail Blazers also experienced an uptick in scoring during head-to-head matchups, averaging 115.0 points per game vs Milwaukee. In terms of betting, Milwaukee has an ATS record of 3-2 in the previous 5 matchups vs Portland. This mark has come on an average scoring margin of +13 points per game in favor of the Bucks. Over the course of these games, they averaged 235 points per game, leading a 4-1 over-under record.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

Through 53 games, the Bucks are averaging 114.3 points per contest, placing them 18th in the NBA. In terms of pace, the Bucks are on the top units in the NBA, averaging 100.3 possessions per game. Yet, they are still a below average group in terms of made shots per game. So far, the Bucks are 17th in fields goals made per contest.

Currently, the Bucks defense is ranked 19th in points allowed. So far, opposing teams are averaging 112.13 points per game vs the unit.

This season, the Bucks offense has primarily worked through Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jrue Holiday who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 42 games, Antetokounmpo is 3rd in the NBA at 32.4 points per game. So far, him and Holiday have accounted for 41% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 51.5 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Jrue Holiday is grabbing 5.2 rebounds for Milwaukee to go along with 7.1 assists.

Through 53 games, the Trail Blazers are averaging 114.6 points per contest, placing them 14th in the NBA. When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Trail Blazers are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 97.3 per contest. Although the Trail Blazers have a current effective field goal percentage of 55.9%, their below average pace of play is a key factor behind their mediocre scoring numbers.

On defense, the Trail Blazers will look for some improved play, as they are currently the 27th ranked unit in points allowed per game.

On offense, Damian Lillard leads the Trail Blazers in scoring at 30.9 points per game, placing him 5th in the NBA. Overall, Lillard has hit 46.7% of his shots while accounting for 23.7% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 18th in points allowed to point-guards. At 22.0 points per game, Anfernee Simons is the 2nd leading scorer for the Trail Blazers. For the season, he is 138th in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 45.6%.

Bucks vs Trail Blazers Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Bucks -4.5
  • Free Total Prediction: Over 239.5