Milwaukee Bucks vs. Portland Trail Blazers - 1/31/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Portland Trail Blazers (32-14) at Milwaukee Bucks (24-22)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 8:30 pm (Bradley Center)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks +1.5 -- Over/Under: 197 See the Latest Odds
The Milwaukee Bucks play host to the Portland Trailblazers tonight at the Bradley Center.
The Portland Trailblazers have lost seven of their last nine outings overall and will be feeling pretty disappointed that they got so close to snapping the Hawks' win streak last night, but fell just short. LaMarcus Aldridge led the way with 37 points on 15 of 24 shooting, but had next to no support as Damian Lillard had just 13 points on six of 20 shooting, while Wesley Matthews had just 16 points as the Blazers fought so hard to lead by five points going into the fourth quarter, before getting stomped in the fourth by 36-25. With the loss, Portland dropped to 32-15 on the season and 12-10 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the Milwaukee Bucks have won three of their last four overall and will be going for a third straight win after cruising past the Magic by 115-100 on Thursday, snapping a 17-game losing streak in Orlando. Jerryd Bayless led seven players in double figures with his 19 points while Khris Middleton and Jared Dudley added 17 points each as the Bucks led the 15 points at halftime and 25 points after three quarters before easing off late in the game. With the win, Milwaukee improves to 24-22 overall and 14-12 on the road.
In ATS trends, the Blazers are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games against a team with a winning record and 2-6 ATS in their last eight games overall, while the Bucks are 4-0 ATS in their last four games overall and 22-45-1 ATS in their last 68 games against a team above .600.
Head to head, the Blazers are just 1-6 ATS in the last seven meetings overall and the Road team is 4-1 ATS in the last five.
The Blazers really should win this game, but they've been just so disappointing lately, so backed with the one-sided ATS trends towards the Bucks, I'm taking the boys in green in this one. Milwaukee by single digits at home.