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Milwaukee Bucks vs. Portland Trail Blazers - 11/21/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Portland Trail Blazers (12-5) at Milwaukee Bucks (12-4)
Date & Time Wednesday November 21, 2018, 8:00 PM (EST)
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The Line
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks -6 -- Over/Under: 226
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The Portland Trail Blazers and Milwaukee Bucks meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Fiserv Forum.

The Portland Trail Blazers look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 114.9 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 107.9 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 26.6 points and 6.1 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 20.8 points and 3.9 rebounds. Jusuf Nurkic is the third double-digit scorer and Zach Collins is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 85.4 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 51.6 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have won four of their last six road games.

The Milwaukee Bucks look for a statement victory after winning five of their last eight games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 120.1 points on 48.4 percent shooting and allowing 109 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 25.9 points and 12.7 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 19.3 points and 4.4 assists. Eric Bledsoe is the third double-digit scorer and Malcolm Brogdon is dishing 3.2 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 76.7 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 51.3 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have won eight of their last nine home games.

The Trail Blazers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Eastern Conference, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Bucks are 8-1-1 ATS in their last 10 home games, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest and 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 0-3-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Milwaukee and 3-11-1 ATS in the last 15 meetings. The over is 37-14 in Bucks last 51 overall.

The Milwaukee Bucks are back to playing great basketball and have been on fire at home where they're outscoring teams by 15.2 points. The Bucks also have the rested advantage with the Portland Trail Blazers on the end of a back to back. However, the Trail Blazers are playing too well for me to turn down six free points. The Portland Trail Blazers are arguably a top four team in the West, playing really well and just beat the Bucks by 15 points two weeks ago. Yes, playing in Milwaukee has been a buzzsaw for opposing teams, but I see value in getting another good team and free buckets.

Portland Trail Blazers +6

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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