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Milwaukee BucksPortland Trail Blazers
March 20, 10:00 PM | Rose Garden

Milwaukee Bucks vs Portland Trail Blazers Odds

20-24TEAM RECORD21-24

The Trail Blazers will try to pay off for their supporters on Tuesday when they play host to the Bucks at Rose Garden in NBA wagering action.

Portland battles the Bucks, currently with a 20-24 mark (21-23 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 23-22 for the Trail Blazers and 29-14-1 for the Bucks.

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Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 4.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, while the total was hovering around 203 at most shops.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 16 (Trail Blazers) and the No. 20 (Bucks) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 99-96 result in favor of the Trail Blazers is predicted by handicapping models.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Portland's No. 23-rated squad against Milwaukee's No. 20-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Portland rates No. 15 in the league with 6.6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 13 with 6.9 per outing.

Defensively, the Bucks feature the league's No. 18-rated defense on the road, allowing 97.7 points per game. Portland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the league in scoring at home.

Milwaukee won its last outing, a 120-98 result against the Warriors on March 16. The Bucks covered in that game as a 1.5-point favorite, while the 218 combined points took the game OVER the total. Milwaukee cruised to victory on Friday, running Golden State out of the gym and running up a 120-98 score at Oracle Arena.

Portland lost its last outing, a 111-95 result against the Thunder on March 18. The Trail Blazers failed to cover in that game as a 9-point underdog, while the 206 combined points took the game OVER the total. Portland got 23 points from Jamal Crawford but lost anyway 111-95 against the Thunder on Sunday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Milwaukee Bucks Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Golden State are 2-8
After a win are 5-5

Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Memphis are 6-4
After playing Oklahoma City are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

A few Bucks at Trail Blazers trends to consider:
Milwaukee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Milwaukee's last 8 games when playing on the road against Portland
Portland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
Portland is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Portland's last 8 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Portland's last 16 games when playing Milwaukee

Next up:
Milwaukee home to Boston, Thursday, March 22
Portland home to Memphis, Thursday, March 22

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