Milwaukee Bucks at Portland Trail Blazers
Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 10:00 PM (Moda Center)
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The Milwaukee Bucks travel to the Moda Center to take on the Portland Trail Blazers. The Bucks come in off a win over the Golden State Warriors winning 107-98 to improve their record on the season to 33-6. The Blazers come lost on the road to the Timberwolves, losing 116-102 to fall to 16-23 on the year.
The Bucks boast the best offense in the NBA this season averaging 118.9 points per game while shooting a league best 47.9% from the field. Leading the Bucks offense is Giannis Antetokounmpo who leads the team in all three major categories with points, rebounds and assists with 30.2 points, 12.8 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game. Giannis won the MVP last season and is the favorite to go back to back this season. Another key contributor for the Bucks is Kris Middleton who averages 18.8 points per game while adding 5.7 rebounds per game and 4 assists.
The Blazers come in with a middle of the pack offense that is averaging 111.7 points per game on the year ranking 12th in the NBA in scoring offense. The Blazers are led in scoring by point guard Damien Lillard who is averaging team highs in points with 26.8 per game and assists with 7.6 per game. Manning the paint for the Blazers is center Hassan Whiteside who is averaging a double-double with 15.8 points and 14 rebounds per game.
Portland has really struggled on the defensive end this season allowing 113.6 points per game to rank 22nd in the NBA on the season. Milwaukee has been solid on the defensive end allowing opponents to score 107.1 points per game to rank 10th in the NBA on the season.
The Blazers are one of the worst teams against the spread in the NBA this season with a 15-22-2 record ATS to start this season. The Bucks on the other hand have been a solid bet and lead the league with an average margin of victory of 11.8 on the season and bring in a 21-18 record ATS. Final score prediction, the Bucks continue their run of dominance through the NBA this season and win and cover this game on the road.