Portland Blazers at Milwaukee Bucks NBA Picks & Predictions 10/21/2017
Saturday, October 21, 2017
BMO Harris Bradley Center
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The Portland Blazers head to BMO Harris Bradley Center to take on the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday, October 21, 2017. The opening line for this game has Milwaukee as 5 point favorites.
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The Blazers come into this game after finishing last season with an overall record of 41-41. They were 3rd in the Northwest Division. They had a point differential of -0.6 as they averaged 107.9 points per game while giving up 108.5 per contest. The Bucks had an overall record of 42-40 last season. They were 2nd in the Central Division. They averaged 103.6 points per game and surrendered 103.8, good for a point differential of -0.2.
Valuable Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers were 40-42-0 against the spread last season
The Portland Blazers were 45-37-0 against the over/under last year
Important Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks were 36-46-0 against the spread last season
The Milwaukee Bucks were 42-38-2 against the over/under last year
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
10/19/17 G CJ McCollum Suspension Served is probable Friday vs. Indiana
10/19/17 C Zach Collins Illness is upgraded to probable Friday vs. Indiana
10/03/17 F Noah Vonleh Shoulder out indefinitely
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
10/19/17 C Greg Monroe Head is probable Friday vs. Cleveland
10/16/17 F Jabari Parker Knee out indefinitely
Damian Lillard comes into this game after averaging 27 points per contest while playing 35.9 minutes per night last year. He grabbed 4.9 rebounds per contest and distributed 5.9 assists per game. His FG percentage was 44% while his free throw percentage was 90%. C.J. McCollum averaged 23 points per contest in 35 minutes per game last year. He averaged 3.6 assists per game and 3.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage was 48% for the season while his free throw percentage was 91%.
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 22.9 points per contest while playing 35.6 minutes per game last season. He hauled in 8.8 rebounds per contest and had 5.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage was 52% and his free throw percentage finished at 77%. Greg Monroe averaged 11.7 points per game last year and he saw the court an average of 22.5 minutes per game. He also brought in 6.6 rebounds per game and had 2.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage was 53% and his free throw percentage was 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland averaged 107.9 points per contest last year, which was 8th in the league. Their average scoring margin was -0.52 and their shooting percentage was 46% as a unit, which had them ranked 14th. From 3-point territory they shot 38%, which was good for 7th in the NBA. They averaged 43.7 boards per contest and 21.1 assists per game, which ranked them 14th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they were 17th with 13.7 per game. The Blazers allowed 108.5 points per contest, which was 25th in the NBA. They also surrendered a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 27th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents averaged 44 rebounds a game which ranked 18th, and they allowed 20.6 assists per game which put them in 4th place in the league. They forced 12.8 turnovers per game which ranked them 5th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee was 20th in the NBA with 103.6 points per contest last season. They were 4th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin was -0.18. They shot 37% from beyond the arc, which was good for 10th in the league. They were 29th in the NBA in rebounding with 40.4 boards per contest and 5th in assists per game with 24.2. The Bucks were 12th in turnovers per contest with 14. The Bucks gave up 103.8 points per game, which ranked them 9th in the league. Their defense surrendered a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 18th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 27th with 24.1 dimes allowed per game and 8th with 42.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Bucks were 22nd in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per contest last year.
The Blazers were 11th in the league in defensive rating with 110.8, and their offensive rating of 110.3 was ranked 7th. They were 14th in the NBA in pace with 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% was 11th. As a unit they were 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the NBA. Portland was 18th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 51%, which was 20th in the NBA.
Milwaukee was 10th in the league in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 52%, which was 11th in the NBA. The Bucks were 13th in the league in defensive rating with 109.3, and their offensive rating of 109.1 was ranked 11th. They were 26th in the NBA in pace with 94.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% was 7th. As a unit they were 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Bucks NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Portland +5
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