Bucks vs. Trail Blazers - 12/7/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Portland Trail Blazers (9-12) at Milwaukee Bucks (8-13)
NBA Basketball: Monday, December 7, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Bradley Center)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks +1 -- Over/Under: 198.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNN, FSWI
The Portland Trail Blazers and Milwaukee Bucks meet Monday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
The Portland Trail Blazers look for a nice road win after splitting their last 10 games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 102.1 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 102.2 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 24.2 points and seven assists while C.J. McCollum is averaging 19.4 points and 3.6 rebounds. Al-Farouq Aminu is grabbing seven rebounds and Mason Plumlee is dishing 2.4 assists. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 73.4 percent from the free throw line. The Trail Blazers are shooting 40.3 percent from deep in their last five games and have won five of their last six when topping 100 points. The Portland Trail Blazers have lost six of their last eight road games.
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The Milwaukee Bucks could use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 95.8 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 102.2 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 16 points and 6.3 rebounds while Greg Monroe is averaging 15.8 points and 9.8 rebounds. Michael Carter-Williams is dishing 4.9 assists and O.J. Mayo is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 78.5 percent from the free throw line. The Bucks are allowing 40.2 percent shooting in their last five games, showing signs of being the old Milwaukee team. The Milwaukee Bucks have won four of their last five home games. Greivis Vasquez and Tyler Ennis are doubtful.
The Trail Blazers are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 vs. Eastern Conference and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The Bucks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Trail Blazers are 1-7 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
I'm a big fan of this young Tail Blazers team, however, Portland can't win on the road. Meanwhile, the Bucks are returning to their defensive roots and have been solid at home. I'll take the Bucks at home in a pick em game.