Portland Trail Blazers vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction, 11/21/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Portland Trail Blazers vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date: Monday, November 21, 2022
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Bally Sports Wisconsin
Odds/Point Spread: Portland (+8)
The Milwaukee Bucks are welcoming the Portland Trail Blazers at Fiserv Forum on Monday. Portland opens this game as 8-point dogs. The over/under is set at 216.
The Trail Blazers faced the Jazz and went home with a loss by a final score of 118-113 in their last contest. Regarding fouls, the Trail Blazers finished with 22 and the Jazz recorded 20 fouls. They buried 14 out of their 39 shots from downtown. Utah shot 87.0% from the free throw line by converting 20 of 23 attempts. Moreover, Utah had 42 boards (11 offensive, 31 defensive) and added 8 blocks. Utah dished out 23 dimes and had 6 steals in this contest. In terms of defending, Portland allowed 46.2% from the floor on 42 out of 91 shooting. They also recorded 27 assists in this game in addition to forcing 13 turnovers and earning 11 steals. Concerning rebounding, they earned a total of 43 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. At the free throw line, the Trail Blazers knocked down 22 of 27 attempts for a percentage of 81.5%. Portland ended the game having earned a 47.0% FG percentage (39 of 83) and buried 13 out of their 42 shots from 3-point land.
Anfernee Simons is one guy who came through in the matchup. He ended up scoring 23 points on 7 of 19 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 36 mins and totaled 8 boards. Simons finished the game at 36.8% from the floor and dished out 7 assists.
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Portland will play this contest with a win-loss record of 10-6 on the campaign. They have an average of 109.9 points per outing (24th in the league) while hitting 46.6% from the field. The Trail Blazers are connecting on 38.4% on 3-pointers (195 of 508) and 76.9% from the charity stripe. As a team, Portland is snagging 43.3 rebounds per contest and has 376 assists so far this year, which is 22nd in the league in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 15.9 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 19.1 fouls per contest.
On defense, the Trail Blazers are forcing their opponents into 14.7 turnovers per contest and they draw 22.9 fouls. They rank 22nd in the league in allowing assists with 428 surrendered on the season. The Trail Blazers are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 46.0% (635 of 1,381) and they surrender 41.3 rebounds per contest as a unit. They relinquish 35.3% from beyond the arc while they are 5th in the NBA in points per game from their opponents (108.3).
In their last game, the Bucks took a defeat with a final score of 110-102 against the 76ers. When discussing how they attacked the glass, Milwaukee allowed Philadelphia to snag 41 in total (6 on the offensive glass). They finished 46.4% from three-point range by going 13 of 28 and finished the contest at 17 of 26 at the free throw line (65.4%). The Bucks allowed the 76ers to bury 40 out of their 78 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 51.3% in this matchup. Overall, the Bucks finished shooting 41 for 90 from the floor which had them sitting at 45.6%. In regard to 3-pointers, Milwaukee made 12 of 36 attempts (33.3%). They were able to knock down 8 of those for a rate of 38.1%. The 76ers committed 18 personal fouls in this game which got the Bucks to the charity stripe for 21 tries. They also coughed it up 12 times, while recording 8 steals in this matchup. The Bucks were able to corral 34 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 42 for the matchup.
Bobby Portis ended up being a factor for the Bucks for this contest. He made 9 of 13 for this contest for a rate of 69.2%, and had 11 rebounds. Portis tallied 21 points in his 34 mins on the hardwood and had 3 dimes in this contest.
Milwaukee has a win-loss record of 11-4 for the year. In terms of offensive execution, the Bucks are connecting on 44.2% from the floor, which is 28th in basketball. Milwaukee has accumulated 1,664 points for the campaign (110.9 per contest) and they pull down 50.0 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 23.7 times per game (22nd in the NBA) and they turn the ball over 15.3 times per contest. The Bucks are committing 19.4 fouls per game and they connect on 71.5% from the charity stripe.
The Milwaukee defense gives up 35.8% on 3-point shots (168 of 469) and their opposition knocks down 78.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. They relinquish 21.4 dimes and 44.0 total boards per game, which is 1st and 19th in the NBA. The Bucks on defense are ranked 4th in the league in points given up per game with 106.6. They are able to force 13.9 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.3% from the floor (2nd in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Portland (+8)
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