|NBA Bucks vs. Trail Blazers Picks & Predictions for January 19, 2013|
|Written by ATSSportsline.com|
|Saturday, 19 January 2013 17:00|
Bucks vs. Blazers NBA Free Pick
ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed the Trail Blazers as 4.5-point favorites versus the Bucks, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 195 points. Milwaukee is 20-18 overall on the year and 10-9 on the road, while Portland is 20-19 overall and 13-6 at home.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Blazers opened as 3.5-point favorites but the line has been bet up to 4.5 at most sports books. As for the total, it opened at 196 but it's been bet down one full point to 195.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 80% of NBA public bettors currently favor the Blazers. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided to get the most updated public betting numbers.
NBA FREE PICK: Take Portland. According to latest NBA trends, Milwaukee is 8-19 ATS in their last 27 games following a S.U. win, 7-17 ATS in their last 24 games following a ATS win, 2-7 ATS in their last 9 Saturday games, 3-11 ATS in their last 14 vs. Western Conference and are 3-15 ATS in their last 18 vs. NBA Northwest. Favorite is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings. Portland is 7-3 ATS last 10 in series. 4-1 ATS last 5 at home in series, 9-1-1 ATS last 11 vs. a team with a winning record.
Milwaukee (20-18 SU, 20-18 ATS, 16-21-1 O/U) is coming off a 98-94 win over Phoenix on Thursday, which turned out to be the last game coached by Alvin Gentry, who was fired the next day. Portland (20-19 SU, 18-19-2 ATS, 18-20-1 O/U) has lost four in a row after winning four straight. Portland won 12 of 15 from Dec 10-Jan. 10, including the final four of that stretch, before dropping four in a row by a combined 19 points. Nicolas Batum had 23 points with 12 rebounds against the Cavaliers and was one of three Trail Blazers to post a double-double. Portland overcame a 19-point first-half deficit to take a brief lead but faltered down the stretch.The Blazers lost 115-113 at Denver a night earlier as fatigued may have come into play. Now they are well-rested to take on a tired Milwaukee team that is playing their fourth game in six days. At the moment, the Bucks have no direction as assistant Jim Boylan replaced the fired Scott Skiles as coach last week.
2013 NBA FREE PICK: PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS -4.5