Portland Trail Blazers vs. Milwaukee Bucks - 3/18/14
Milwaukee Bucks (13-54) at Portland Trail Blazers (43-24)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center)
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers -12 -- Over/Under: 209 See the Latest Odds
The Milwaukee Bucks take a trip to the Moda Center tonight to battle with the Portland Trailblazers.
The Bucks have lost seven of their last eight games and will be looking to bounce back from a fourth straight loss on Sunday where they lost to the Bobcats by 101-92. Despite allowing the Bobcats to shoot a season-high 57.4 percent against them, the Bucks were actually right in the game until the fourth quarter where they got outscored 25-18. Brandon Knight led the scoring with 21 points and seven assists while Ramon Sessions added 18 points and six assists off the bench but perhaps they could've given more time to the scarcely used Jeff Adrien who added 12 points in just 14 minutes off the bench.
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Over in the Western Conference, the Trailblazers are coming off their fifth loss in six games, falling to the Warriors by 113-112 despite leading by as many as 18 points in the third quarter. Damian Lillard led the way with 26 points while Nicolas Batum made a season-high five threes to finish with 23 points, 14 rebounds and five assists, but there was just no stopping the Warriors' dynamic duo of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson who scored 37 and 27 points respectively. The Blazers could have really used LaMarcus Aldridge in the game on Sunday but he sat out his second straight game with a lower back contusion and is listed as a game-time decision for tonight's game.
In ATS trends, the Bucks are 6-2 ATS in their last eight road games and 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games following a loss, while the Blazers are 4-0 ATS in their last four against the Eastern Conference and 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games against a team below .400.
Head to head, the Bucks are 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings but the favorite is 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
Given the Bucks recent success ATS lately, I might just be taking them with the points here, but I won't be posting my free pick until they set the line so please check back later.