NBA odds preview - Trail Blazers vs. Bucks
Portland Trail Blazers vs Milwaukee Bucks Odds
The Bucks will try to cover the spread at Bradley Center on Tuesday when they get a visit from the Trail Blazers in basketball action.
The Bucks sit at 33-32 (29-35-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Trail Blazers are currently 31-35 (31-32-3 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Milwaukee is 34-31 OU, and Portland is 37-29 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Bucks, currently No. 13 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Trail Blazers, who rate No. 19 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 100-98 victory for the Bucks.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Milwaukee's No. 5-rated squad against Portland's No. 18-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Milwaukee rates No. 17 in the league with 6.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 6 with 8.2 per outing.
Defensively, the Trail Blazers feature the league's No. 19-rated defense on the road, giving up 102.1 points per game. Milwaukee, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 in the league in scoring at home.
The Trail Blazers were a 101-100 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the 76ers. They earned a push of the 1-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (201) made winners of OVER bettors. LaMarcus Aldridge was dynamite, scoring 32 points and adding 14 rebounds but Philadelphia still won, 101-100, over Portland on Monday at Wells Fargo Center.
Last time out for Milwaukee, they were a 115-109 winner as they battled the Magic at home. The Bucks failed to cover in the match as a 9-point favorite, while 224 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Orlando was victimized by Monta Ellis for 39 points as the Bucks defeated the Magic 115-109 in NBA action on Sunday.
Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Chicago are 7-3
After playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6
Milwaukee Bucks Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 4-6
After playing Orlando are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
A few Trail Blazers at Bucks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Portland's last 6 games
Portland is 9-2-1 ATS in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Portland's last 19 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Portland's last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Milwaukee's last 19 games when playing Portland
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Milwaukee's last 9 games when playing at home against Portland
Portland at Chicago, Thursday, March 21
Milwaukee at Atlanta, Wednesday, March 20