Milwaukee Bucks (10-9) at Portland Trail Blazers (13-8)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center)
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers -3 -- Over/Under: 199 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Milwaukee Bucks and Portland Trail Blazers meet Thursday in NBA action at the Moda Center.
The Milwaukee Bucks look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last six games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 102.9 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 104.6 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 29.7 points and 10.2 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 18.9 points and 4.4 assists. Eric Bledsoe is the third double-digit scorer and Malcolm Brogdon is dishing 3.6 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 72.9 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 40.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.6 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have lost five of their last eight road games.
The Portland Trail Blazers look for another victory after winning five of their last six games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 103.2 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 98.8 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 25.7 points and 6.1 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 21.5 points and 4.3 rebounds. Jusuf Nurkic is the third double-digit scorer and Al-Farouq Aminu is grabbing 8.1 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 38.1 percent from beyond the arc and 80.9 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.1 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have won five of their last seven home games.
The Bucks are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 vs. NBA Northwest, 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference. The Trail Blazers are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Central, 3-9-2 ATS in their last 14 home games and 1-3-2 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win. The Bucks are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Portland, 6-1-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings and the under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
The Bucks have won the last three meetings against the Trail Blazers, as the length and defensive pressure really bothers those shooters. However, the Bucks continue to struggle on the road and one could argue the defensive success hasn't been the same as years past. Also, Portland is kind of finding itself the last couple of weeks, winning five of its last six and making its outside shots with more consistency. The Trail Blazers can beat just about anybody when everybody is hitting the three-ball. I'll lay the bucket here, as the Trail Blazers are simply in better form right now.