Wednesday, December 7, 2016
BMO Harris Bradley Center
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The Portland Blazers travel to BMO Harris Bradley Center to play the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday, December 7, 2016. The Blazers come into this game with an overall record of 12-10. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.1 as they are averaging 110.3 points per game while giving up 112.4 per contest. The Bucks have an overall record of 10-9. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 103.3 points per game and surrendering 101.5, good for a point differential of 1.7.
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Damian Lillard comes into this contest averaging 27.9 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Blazers. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. C.J. McCollum averages 22 points per game in 34.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.7 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game for Portland. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Jabari Parker averages 18.8 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per contest this year for the Bucks. He grabs 6 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 22.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.7 rebounds per contest and 5.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Portland averages 110.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 50.5 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per game which ranks them 23rd and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 13.2 per game. The Blazers allow 112.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.5 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 20.9 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Milwaukee averages 103.3 points per game this year which ranks them 19th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 10th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They average 53 rebounds per game and 23.9 assists per contest which ranks them 14th and 5th respectively. In the turnover department the Bucks rank 20th with 14.8 per game. The Bucks allow 101.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 1st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 22.8 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. The Bucks force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the NBA.
The Blazers have an offensive rating of 110.5 and a defensive rating of 112.6. In terms of pace they average 98.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Portland turns the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Bucks rating on offense is 106.1 and they have a defensive rating of 104.4. They get 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Milwaukee turns the ball over on 13.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 9-13-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 15-7-0 against the over/under
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 9-10-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 10-8-1 against the over/under
Portland Blazers Injuries
10/25/16 C Festus Ezeli Knee out indefinitely
Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
10/22/16 F Khris Middleton Hamstring out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Milwaukee -2
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