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UNDERs are Becoming Commonplace for Trail Blazers

The Milwaukee Bucks have a ton of young talent, but the biggest issue they’ve faced is stringing together consistent solid efforts. After beating Sacramento handily on Tuesday, the young Bucks can clinch a winning road trip with a victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday.

MyBookie opened the Trail Blazers as 3-point home favorites with a total of 202.

Shark Bites
  • The Trail Blazers are 8-2 SU and ATS in their last 10 games as a favorite of 3.0 or less.
  • The Bucks are 3-0 SU in their last three games against the Trail Blazers.
  • The total has gone UNDER in five of the Bucks’ last seven games with one day off between games.

The Trail Blazers have had the opposite problem thanks to wins in seven of their past nine games, including four out of five on a recent road trip. Head coach Terry Stotts inserted swingman Pat Connaughton into the starting lineup at Brooklyn on Friday and he proceeded to go 13-for-18 from the floor in three games as a starter – all wins.

Milwaukee’s offense clearly runs through Giannis Antetokounmpo, but the Greek Freak’s supporting cast has finally done a good job of getting him the ball. The Bucks handed out 27 assists on 42 made field goals and shot 59.2 percent in the win over the Kings. Newly acquired point guard Eric Bledsoe is averaging 23 points over his last three games to raise his season mark to 15.8 in what’s been a seamless transition to the lineup.

UNDER bettors are profiting in a big way in Blazers games of late. In Portland’s last 12, the UNDER is 10-2.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Milwaukee Bucks opened this morning as 3-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at OddsShark (including Bovada), while the total was hovering around 199 at BetOnline and other betting odds shops.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 103-99 win for the Trail Blazers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Milwaukee Bucks vs Portland Trail Blazers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Milwaukee Bucks have seen them go 10-9 and 8-10-1 ATS so far this NBA season, while the Portland Trail Blazers are at 13-8 and 9-10-2 ATS. In OVER/UNDER totals betting, the Trail Blazers are 6-15, while the Milwaukee Bucks are 10-9. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Portland vs Milwaukee injuries news.

According to the betting Power Rankings at OddsShark, it's the No. 9-rated Trail Blazers and the No. 26-rated Bucks in this NBA basketball matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Portland's No. 20-ranked offense averaging 103.19 PPG, against a Milwaukee Bucks defense that ranks No. 13 at 104.58 PPG. The Trail Blazers field-goal percentage has averaged 44.06% so far, less than the Bucks shooters have achieved on the year, 47.96% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Bucks blew out Sacramento on Tuesday, running up the score in a 112-87 win at Golden 1 Center.

The Trail Blazers got a 32-point performance from Damian Lillard as Portland handed New York a 103-91 defeat on Monday at Madison Square Garden.

Betting Trends
  • Milwaukee is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Milwaukee is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Milwaukee's last 12 games on the road
  • Milwaukee is 10-3 ATS in its last 13 games when playing Portland
  • Portland is 5-10-2 ATS in its last 17 games
  • Portland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Portland's last 12 games
  • Portland is 1-2-2 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Milwaukee home to Sacramento, Saturday, December 2
Portland home to New Orleans, Saturday, December 2

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