Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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The Milwaukee Bucks travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Blazers on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Portland as 5 point favorites.
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The Bucks come into this game with an overall record of 34-35. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.1 as they are averaging 104.6 points per game while giving up 104.5 per contest. The Blazers have an overall record of 32-37. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 108.3 points per game and surrendering 110.0, good for a point differential of -1.7.
Valuable Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 30-39-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 37-31-1 against the over/under
Important Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 30-39-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 40-29-0 against the over/under
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
02/28/17 F Michael Beasley Knee out indefinitely
02/09/17 F Jabari Parker ACL out for season
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
03/18/17 C Festus Ezeli Knee out for season
03/01/17 F Ed Davis Shoulder out for season
Greg Monroe comes into this contest averaging 11.8 points per game while playing 22.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Bucks. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 22.9 points per game in 35.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.4 assists per contest and 8.4 rebounds per game for Milwaukee. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Damian Lillard averages 26.8 points per game while playing 36 minutes per contest this year for the Blazers. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 5.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 91%. C.J. McCollum averages 23.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee averages 104.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.14 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 40.5 rebounds per game and 24.3 assists per game which ranks them 29th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 14 per game. The Bucks allow 104.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.2 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 24.1 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland averages 108.3 points per game this year which ranks them 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.67 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 13th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 8th in the NBA. They average 43.6 rebounds per game and 21.6 assists per contest which ranks them 16th and 20th respectively. In the turnover department the Blazers rank 12th with 14.1 per game. The Blazers allow 110 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 28th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 44.1 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 20.8 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. The Blazers force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA.
The Bucks have an offensive rating of 109.7 and a defensive rating of 109.6. In terms of pace they average 94.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Milwaukee turns the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Blazers rating on offense is 110 and they have a defensive rating of 111.6. They get 97 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 32% of their shot attempts. Portland turns the ball over on 12.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Who will win tonight's Bucks/Blazers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Portland -5
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