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Milwaukee Bucks vs. Portland Trail Blazers - 11/21/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Portland Trail Blazers at Milwaukee Bucks
Date & Time Thursday November 21, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
Location
Fiserv Forum
Milwaukee, WI
The Line
Even
TV Channel
TNT
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The Portland Trail Blazers hit the road for a matchup with the Milwaukee Bucks.  The Trail Blazers are (5-10), after falling 115-104 to the New Orleans Pelicans 115-104.  The Bucks are (10-3), after beating the Chicago Bulls 115-101.

In the Trail Blazers loss to the Pelicans, CJ McCollum was 9 of 22 from the floor, totaling 22 points.  Milwaukee ruined the Trail Blazers chance at a win in Carmelo Anthony's Portland debut.  Anthony was 4 of 14 from the floor, scoring 10 points and pulling down 4 rebounds in 24 minutes of action.  Portland shot 43% from the floor and sizzling 55% from distance.  Portland made 16 of their 29 attempts from 3-point range.  The Trail Blazers were out scored in the paint, 48 to 38.

In the Bucks win over the Bulls, Milwaukee was guided by Giannis Antetokunmpo. Antetokunmpo recorded a double-double in the game, registering 33 points on 13 of 22 shooting from the floor, while pulling down 10 rebounds.  Brook Lopez also had a double-double on the night, totaling 19 points and snagging 10 rebounds.  The Bucks shot 46% from the floor and 36% from 3-point range.  Milwaukee out worked Chicago on the glass, out rebounding them 60 to 56. 

Recent Betting Trends:

Trail Blazers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games.

Trail Blazers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.

The over is 5-2 in Trail Blazers last 7 Thursday games.

Bucks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. the Northwest.

The over is 5-1 in Bucks last 6 vs. the Northwest.

The under is 17-8 in Bucks last 25 Thursday games.

The Bucks have won 7 of the last 10 meeting between the Trail Blazers.  Portland has talent on this roster, but can't quite seem to put it together.  Portland recently signed Carmelo Anthony to a deal, but it doesn't look like Damian Lillard will be in the lineup with him.  Lillard missed last game with back spasms and with him possibly not playing or not at 100%, I'm going to side with the Bucks.  The Bucks have won 8 of their last 9 and will will continue their great play here.  Final score prediction, Buck win and cover. 

Pick:
MIL
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