Tuesday, February 2, 2016
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
The Milwaukee Bucks travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday, February 2, 2016. The opening line for this game has Portland as 7 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 202.
The Bucks come into this game with an overall record of 20-29 and a road record of 7-21. They are 5th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.9 as they are averaging 98.1 points per game while giving up 103 per contest. Milwaukee is 4-4 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 14-16. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Trail Blazers have an overall record of 23-26 and a home record of 14-10. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 102 points per game and surrendering 102.3, good for a point differential of -0.2. Portland has a division record of 8-3 and a conference record of 18-15. In their last 10 games they are 8-2.
Khris Middleton comes into this contest averaging 17.7 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Bucks. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 15.8 points per game in 34.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 7.1 rebounds per game for Milwaukee. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Damian Lillard averages 24.2 points per game while playing 36 minutes per contest this year for the Trail Blazers. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 7.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. C.J. McCollum averages 20.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 4.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Milwaukee averages 98.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the league. They average 49.2 rebounds per game and 23 assists per game which ranks them 27th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 15.2 per game. The Bucks allow 103 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.4 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 24.1 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Portland averages 102 points per game this year which ranks them 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 15th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 13th in the NBA. They average 54.2 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per contest which ranks them 6th and 19th respectively. In the turnover department the Trail Blazers rank 15th with 14.7 per game. The Trail Blazers allow 102.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.6 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 21.2 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. The Trail Blazers force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
The Bucks average 95.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 97.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -8.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -5.7 per contest. The Bucks have an offensive rating of 104.1 and a defensive rating of 109.3. In terms of pace they average 93.6 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 19% of their shots. Milwaukee turns the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Trail Blazers score 104.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 105.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 12 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 3.5 points per game. The Trail Blazers rating on offense is 107 and they have a defensive rating of 107.3. They get 94.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shot attempts. Portland turns the ball over on 13.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 25-24-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 27-21-1 against the over/under
Portland Trail Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Trail Blazers are 26-23-0 against the spread
The Portland Trail Blazers are 25-23-1 against the over/under
Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
12/14/15 PG Greivis Vasquez Ankle expected to miss 3-4 months
02/01/16 F John Henson Back is downgraded to expected to miss Monday vs. Sacramento
02/01/16 C Johnny O'Bryant III Personal is upgraded to probable Monday vs. Sacramento
02/01/16 G O.J. Mayo Hamstring is downgraded to expected to miss Monday vs. Sacramento
Portland Trail Blazers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Portland
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Tony Sink
Get all of Today's NBA Picks
Get all of Today's Guaranteed Expert NBA Picks