Portland Trail Blazers vs. Milwaukee Bucks - 1/11/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Milwaukee Bucks (34-6) at Portland Trail Blazers (16-23)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center at the Rose Quarter)
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers +4.5 -- Over/Under: 230 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Milwaukee Bucks and Portland Trail Blazers meet Saturday in NBA action at the Moda Center.
The Milwaukee Bucks look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 118.9 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 107.1 points on 41.3 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 30.2 points and 12.8 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 18.8 points and 5.7 rebounds. Eric Bledsoe is the third double-digit scorer and Brook Lopez is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 73.2 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 51.4 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have won five of their last seven road games.
The Portland Trail Blazers need a win after losing seven of their last nine games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 111.7 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 113.6 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 26.9 points and 7.6 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 21.9 points and 4.3 rebounds. Carmelo Anthony is the third double-digit scorer and Hassan Whiteside is grabbing 14 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 81.3 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.8 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have lost three straight home games.
The Bucks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest, 7-1 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest, 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 home games and 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The over is 26-10 in Bucks last 36 Saturday games. The under is 4-1 in Trail Blazers last 5 overall. The Bucks are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Portland and 12-4-1 ATS in the last 17 meetings. The under is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings in Portland.
The Milwaukee Bucks continue to flex their muscle and are starting to cover games with these victories that are coming at an insane percentage. The Portland Trail Blazers keep underachieving and you have to question if they should start blowing up the roster with the trade deadline right around the corner. With that said, the Trail Blazers are usually good at home and they're catching the Bucks on the end of a back to back. If there was a time to get a feel good victory and possibly start a turnaround, it would be here. Maybe? I'll grab the points with the Trail Blazers, but I don't love this game.