Bucks vs. Trail Blazers Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Trail Blazers are a 4-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 202 points.
Milwaukee comes in with a 10-9 record and 8-9-2 ATS after a 112-87 victory at the Kings. Portland is 13-8 overall and 8-10-3 ATS following a 103-91 triumph at the Knicks, its third win in a row. The Bucks won the season's first meeting by a score of 113-110 on their home floor back on Oct. 21. Milwaukee is 3-0 straight up and 2-0-1 ATS in three meetings since the start of last season.
The Bucks were led by Giannis Antetokounmpo with 32 points, five rebounds, five assists and five steals in the win at Sacramento. Eric Bledsoe tallied 21 points, five rebounds, five assists and three steals. Khris Middleton added 12 points, four boards and two assists. Milwaukee led 61-37 at halftime.
Damian Lillard accounted for 32 points and five assists in the victory at New York. Pat Connaughton had 17 points and two assists. Jusuf Nurkic registered 12 points, nine rebounds and six assists. CJ McCollum added 12 points, seven rebounds and two assists. The Trail Blazers led 90-61 through three quarters.
Milwaukee is 6-1-1 ATS in the last eight meetings. The under is 5-2 in the last seven meetings.
Milwaukee has been up-and-down since trading for Bledsoe, but this might be a good chance for it to gain some traction moving forward. The Bucks are coming off a fantastic performance at the Kings and now face a Portland team that has been playing well, but most recently took advantage of an undermanned Knicks squad. Additionally, the Blazers flew back across the country after a road trip for this game, while Milwaukee stayed in the same time zone. We like the Greek Freak and company to stay within the number here and perhaps even win outright.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: MILWAUKEE BUCKS +4