Milwaukee Bucks at Portland Trail Blazers - 4/2/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Portland Trail Blazers (29-18) vs Milwaukee Bucks (30-17)
Game Info: Friday, April 2, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center at the Rose Quarter)
Betting Odds: Portland Trail Blazers +5 -- Over/Under: 239 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Milwaukee Bucks square off Friday night with the Portland Trail Blazers in NBA action at Moda Center.
The Milwaukee Bucks look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 118.9 points on 48.5 percent shooting and allowing 112.6 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 28.3 points and 11.4 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 20.3 points and 5.4 assists. Jrue Holiday is the third double-digit scorer and Brook Lopez is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 39.4 percent from beyond the arc and 74.8 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 37.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.1 rebounds per game.
The Portland Trail Blazers look for a win after winning seven of their last nine games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 115 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 115.2 points on 48 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 29.8 points and 7.8 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 24.2 points and 3.8 rebounds. Norman Powell is the third double-digit scorer and Carmelo Anthony is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 38.2 percent from beyond the arc and 83.6 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 37.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game.
The Bucks are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games. The over is 8-3 in Bucks last 11 overall. The over is 4-0 in Trail Blazers last 4 overall. The Bucks are 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Portland and 14-4-1 ATS in the last 19 meetings.
The Milwaukee Bucks are the better team here and absolutely blasted the Trail Blazers the last time these teams met. However, the Bucks have been hit or miss over the last week and the Trail Blazers are playing their best ball of the season right now. In their last five games, the Trail Blazers are winning by an average of 6.8 points while shooting 46.6 percent from the field. The Trail Blazers are as healthy as they've been all season and the addition of Powell also helps. The Trail Blazers are a team to keep an eye on down the stretch. Give me the points.