Milwaukee Bucks at Portland Blazers NBA Picks & Parlay 11/30/2017
Thursday, November 30, 2017
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The Milwaukee Bucks head to Moda Center to take on the Portland Blazers on Thursday, November 30, 2017. The opening line for this game has Portland as 3 point favorites.
The Bucks head into this matchup with a mark of 10-9. They are 4th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.7 as they are averaging 102.9 points per contest while giving up 104.6 per game. The Blazers have an overall mark of 13-8. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 103.2 points per contest and giving up 98.8, which is a point differential of 4.4.
Valuable Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 8-9-2 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 10-9-0 against the over/under
Important Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 8-11-2 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 6-15-0 against the over/under
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
11/28/17 PG Matthew Dellavedova Knee is "?" Thursday vs Portland
11/21/17 F Mirza Teletovic Knee is out indefinitely
10/16/17 F Jabari Parker Knee is out indefinitely
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
11/03/17 F Al-Farouq Aminu Ankle is out indefinitely
Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 29.7 points per contest in 37.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.4 assists per game and 10.2 rebounds per contest for Milwaukee. His field goal percentage is 56% for the season while his free throw percentage is 76%. Khris Middleton comes into this game averaging 18.9 points per contest while playing 36.8 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Damian Lillard averages 25.7 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 36.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 5 rebounds per game and 6.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 93%. C.J. McCollum has scored 21.5 points per contest while playing 36.3 minutes per game this season for the Blazers. He hauls in 4.3 rebounds per contest and has 2.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bucks allow 104.6 points per contest which is 13th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 40% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 30th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.9 rebounds a game which ranks 11th, and they allow 21.8 assists per game which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 16.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Milwaukee averages 102.9 points per contest this year, which is 21st in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.68 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 4th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 9th in the NBA. They average 38.6 boards per contest and 22.8 assists per game, which ranks them 30th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 27th with 14.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blazers give up 98.8 points per game, which ranks them 4th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 2nd and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 17.9 dimes allowed per game and 5th with 41.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Blazers are 3rd in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per contest this year. Portland is 20th in the NBA with 103.2 points per contest this season. They are 26th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 4.43. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 6th in the league. They are 3rd in the NBA in rebounding with 47.1 boards per contest and 30th in assists per game with 18.2. The Blazers are 14th in turnovers per contest with 15.2.
The Bucks are 15th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.8, and their defensive rating of 108.6 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 95.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 7th. As a team they are 7th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 22nd in the league. Milwaukee is 20th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 10th in the league.
Portland is 13th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 30th in the league. The Blazers are 20th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.1, and their defensive rating of 101.5 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 20th in the league with 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 27th. As a team they are 23rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 28th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Milwaukee +3 and over 199 total points
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