Portland Blazers vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction, 2/1/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Portland Blazers vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date: Monday, February 1, 2021
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Fox Sports Wisconsin
Odds/Point Spread: Portland (+11)
The Portland Blazers (10-8) head to Fiserv Forum on Monday where they'll take on the Milwaukee Bucks (11-8). Milwaukee opens this game as 11-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 235.
The Portland Blazers played the Chicago Bulls and took home the win by a score of 123-122 in their last game. Portland wrapped up the game with a 51.1% field goal percentage (45 of 88) and converted 17 of 42 shots from beyond the arc. From the charity stripe, the Blazers made 16 of 19 tries for a rate of 84.2%. Regarding hauling in rebounds, they collected a total of 35 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 20 assists in this contest while getting 11 steals and 2 rejections. When talking about defense, Portland allowed the other team to shoot 50.6% from the floor on 43 out of 85 shooting. Chicago distributed 31 dimes and had 5 steals in the matchup. Furthurmore, the Bulls had 43 boards (11 offensive, 32 defensive) and earned 2 blocked shots. Chicago ended up going 100.0% at the free throw line by converting 15 of their 15 tries. They knocked down 21 of their 45 shots from long range.
Damian Lillard is someone who was a major factor in this contest. He notched 44 points on 15 out of 26 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 36:27 minutes and pulled down 5 boards. Lillard finished the game shooting 57.7% from the floor and totaled 9 dimes. One more player that came through in the matchup for the Blazers was Enes Kanter. He pulled down 11 boards and also had 2 assists. He finished the game shooting 69.2% from the floor for the contest by shooting 9-of-13 (22 points). When the final whistle was blown, Kanter was on the hardwood for 33:44 minutes.
Portland enters this game with a mark of 10-8 this season. They have an average of 115.0 points per outing (5th in the NBA) on 44.5% from the field. The Blazers are shooting 37.6% on three-point attempts (287 of 763) and 81.4% from the free throw line. As a team, Portland is snagging 43.7 rebounds per game and has totaled 376 dimes so far this season, which ranks 30th in the league in terms of passing the rock. They are losing possession via turnover 11.6 times per contest and as a team they are committing 19.9 fouls on a nightly basis. Defensively, the Blazers are forcing 13.7 turnovers every game while drawing 19.1 fouls. They are surrendering 37.0% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 25th in the NBA in opponents points per game (115.9). The Blazers defense is allowing a FG percentage of 47.1% (246 of 344) and they concede 46.9 boards per game as a team. They are 12th in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 458 conceded this season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Milwaukee Bucks walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 126-114 against the Charlotte Hornets. The Bucks collected 38 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards totaling 46 in this matchup. They also stuffed 6 shots while getting 6 steals for the contest. The Hornets earned 20 personal fouls in the game which took the Bucks to the free throw line for a total of 24 shots. They were able to bury 16 of those for a rate of 66.7%. Concerning 3-pointers, Milwaukee buried 18 of their 45 tries (40.0%). Overall, the Bucks finished the game shooting 40 out of 82 from the floor which had them shooting 48.8%. The Bucks permitted the Hornets to knock down 44 out of 92 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 47.8% in the game. They finished 47.7% from distance by shooting 21 out of 44 and ended up going 17 of 20 from the charity stripe (85.0%). Regarding attacking the glass, Milwaukee permitted Charlotte to grab 41 in all (7 offensive).
Giannis Antetokounmpo ended up being a factor for the Bucks in the game. He made 12 out of 19 for this game for a field goal percentage of 63.2%, which had him sitting at 34 points. Antetokounmpo snagged 18 boards in his 39:24 minutes of playing time and accounted for 9 assists in this matchup. One more player who was a determining factor for Milwaukee was Jrue Holiday. He accumulated 21 points in 40:08 mins on the court via 7 of 17 shooting for this game. Holiday ended up shooting 41.2% from the field and also earning 5 dimes and 5 boards.
Milwaukee has a mark of 11-8 for the year. Milwaukee has accounted for 2,276 pts so far this year (119.8 per contest) and they snag 48.4 boards per game. The Bucks commit 18.3 personal fouls every game and they connect on 73.1% from the free throw line. As an offense, the Bucks are shooting 48.8% from the floor, which is ranked 2nd in the league. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 26.4 times per game (7th in the league) and they cough up possession 14.4 times per game. The Bucks on defense are ranked 21st in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 112.7. They have forced 13.4 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.4% from the field (10th in the league). The Milwaukee defense allows 39.5% on 3-point shots (288 of 730) and opponents are making 77.1% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have relinquished 24.4 dimes and 42.8 boards per game, which is 13th and 8th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Portland (+11)
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