Milwaukee Bucks at Portland Blazers NBA Picks & Predictions 11/6/2018
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
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The Milwaukee Bucks travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Blazers on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Portland as 1 point favorites.
The Bucks have a record of 8-1. They are 1st in the Central Division. They have a point differential of 15.8 as they average 121.9 points per game while giving up 106.1 per contest. The Blazers have an overall record of 7-3 this season. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They average 117.2 points per game and surrender 107.8, good for a point differential of 9.4.
Valuable Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 6-3-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 7-2-0 against the over/under
Important Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 7-3-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 6-4-0 against the over/under
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
11/05/18 SF Maurice Harkless Knee is questionable Tuesday vs Milwaukee
11/05/18 G Nik Stauskas Quad left last game, is questionable Tuesday vs Milwaukee
Khris Middleton averages 19.2 points per game in 30.1 minutes per contest. He averages 3.9 assists per contest and 5.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%. Giannis Antetokounmpo comes into this contest averaging 26.1 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 13.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is at 71%.
CJ McCollum averages 18.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.0 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 83%. Damian Lillard averages 28.1 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.0 rebounds per game and has 5.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 94%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bucks allow 106.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 1st and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.7 rebounds a game which ranks 13th, and they give up 22.8 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league. Milwaukee averages 121.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 15.8 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 54.4 rebounds per game and 26.4 assists per contest, which ranks them 1st and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 16.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blazers surrender 107.8 points per contest, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 22.3 assists allowed per contest, and 18th with 45.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blazers are 1st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 11.9 per game. Portland is 6th in the league with 117.2 points per game this year. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 9.4. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 15th in the NBA. They are 2nd in the league in rebounding with 51.9 boards per game and 28th in assists per contest with 20.2. The Blazers are 13th in turnovers per game with 14.5.
The Bucks are 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 115.6, and their defensive rating of 100.6 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 105.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 2nd. As a team they are 2nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league. Milwaukee is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 30th in the league.
Portland is 14th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 27th in the league. The Blazers are 5th in the NBA in offensive rating with 115, and their defensive rating of 105.8 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 15th in the league with 100.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 13th. As a team they are 5th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 17th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Portland -1
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