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2021 NBA Handicapping
(30-17) Milwaukee Bucks vs. Portland Trail Blazers (29-18)
Date: Friday, April 2nd
Time: 10:00 PM EST
Venue: Moda Center, Portland, OR.
NBA Moneyline Odds: Bucks -158 | Blazers +142
NBA Betting Odds: Bucks -3.5
NBA Betting Total: O/U 236.5
On Friday, April 2nd the Milwaukee Bucks and Portland Trail Blazers will meet for the second time this season. Portland won the initial match on February 14th by a score of 121-118.
The Bucks hold the all-time record between the clubs with 76 wins in 128 meetings. Last season, the teams played twice with the Bucks winning both contests.
The Bucks continue to hold down the third ladder rung in the Eastern Conference with a comfortable cushion between themselves and the horde of teams beneath them all vying for playoff seeding.
They remain within striking distance of the leaders trailing the Nets by 3.0 points and are 2.5 points behind the 76ers. Just prior to the All-Star break and right after it, the Bucks compiled some lengthy winning streaks with 13 wins in 14 matches but recently stumbled losing three in a row.
That streak was ended in LA versus the injury-decimated Lakers and although the Bucks are favored the Blazers are an entirely different beast.
Jrue Holiday led the Bucks in scoring with 28 points in the win versus the Lakers. Giannis Antetokounmpo delivered a double-double of 25 points and 10 rebounds. Khris Middleton registered 17 points and eight assists.
Donte DiVincenzo scored 13 as the only other double-figure contributor. The match was also notable as the trio of Antetokounmpo brothers were all on the hardwood for portions of the game. Giannis and Thanasis are teammates while younger brother Kostas plays for the Lakers.
Bobby Portis (health and safety protocols), PJ Tucker (calf), have missed four games while Rodions Kurucs (abdominal) have missed fourteen consecutive games. All three are listed as day-to-day.
Portland Trail Blazers
Norman Powell is proving to be a lucky charm for the Blazers who haven’t lost since the former Raptor guard was traded at the deadline to the Blazers. As such Portland brings a four-game win streak to this match.
Powell has played in three of those four matches averaging 16.3 points, 2.7 rebounds, an assist, two steals, and a block while shooting a blistering 58.3 percent from the perimeter on 4.0 attempts per game.
In the most recent victory versus the Pistons, he scored 14 points joining five teammates who registered double-figure scores. Damian Lillard led the way with a double-double of 33 points and 10 assists.
CJ McCollum (24), Robert Covington (16), Carmelo Anthony (16), and Enes Kanter (10) were the other double-digit contributors.
Nassir Little missed the last two games nursing a thumb injury that keeps him listed as day-to-day. Zach Collins (medial malleolus stress fracture to his ankle) remains out with no definitive return date.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Bucks are 8-2 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Bucks are 6-4 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 5-5 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The total has gone over in 4 of Portland’s last 5 games.
- The total has gone over in 8 of Milwaukee’s last 11 games.
- The Blazers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games at home.
Free Milwaukee Bucks vs. Portland Trail Blazers NBA Prediction:
While the Bucks are favored I prefer the Blazers in this match. Both teams played on Wednesday so there’s no rest advantage for either side and Portland has been more consistent of late.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Blazers +3.5
Factor in the Bucks rank 21st in perimeter defense while the Blazers boast the 7th best perimeter efficiency.
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