Portland Trail Blazers vs Milwaukee Bucks NBA Picks & Predictions 11/21/2019
Game: Portland Trail Blazers vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee -6.5
Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks (10-3, 1st in the Central Division) host the Portland Trail Blazers (5-10, 5th in the Northwest Division) at Fiserv Forum on Thursday, November 21, 2019. The spread on this contest has Milwaukee as 6.5 point favorites. The total is set at 228.
The Blazers cover the spread 42.9% of the time, having gone 6-8-1 ATS. Milwaukee is covering 53.8% of the time, going 7-6-0 against the spread.
Key Portland Trail Blazers Injuries
11/19/2019 Pau Gasol PF Foot Game Time Decision
11/19/2019 Damian Lillard PG Back Game Time Decision
11/12/2019 Zach Collins PF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Mar 15
7/6/2019 Jusuf Nurkic C Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Feb 1
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
11/11/2019 Khris Middleton SF Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Dec 4
CJ McCollum comes into this contest averaging 21.3 points per game while playing 37.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 76%. Damian Lillard averages 28.6 points per game in 38.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.1 assists per contest and 4.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 93%.
Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 30.3 points per game while playing 33.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 14.0 rebounds per game and has 6.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is at 61%. Eric Bledsoe averages 16.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 5.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland averages 111.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 46.5 rebounds per game and 18.7 assists per game, which ranks them 14th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 23rd with 14.8 per game. The Blazers allow 115.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 11th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.2 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 23.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee is 2nd in the league with 118.5 points per game this year. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 9.5. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They are 1st in the league in rebounding with 52.2 boards per game, and 15th in assists per contest with 23.9. The Bucks are 17th in turnovers per game with 15.5. The Bucks surrender 109.0 points per contest, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 13th with 23.3 assists allowed per contest and 26th with 48.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bucks are 18th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per game.
The Blazers are 14th in the league in defensive rating with 111.2, and their offensive rating of 107.9 is ranked 21st. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 103 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 23rd. As a unit they are 21st in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA. Portland is 23rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 20th in the NBA.
Milwaukee is 20th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 28th in the NBA. The Bucks are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 101.6, and their offensive rating of 110.4 is ranked 4th. They are 1st in the NBA in pace with 106.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 2nd. As a unit they are 5th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shot attempts, ranking 2nd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Bucks NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Milwaukee -6.5
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