NBA Free Picks & Predictions: Portland Trail Blazers @ Milwaukee Bucks

NBA Free Picks & Predictions: Portland Trail Blazers @ Milwaukee Bucks

Tonight's NBA is an Interconference clash at the Bradley Center Milwaukee, where the Bucks will host the Portland Trail Blazers.

The Bucks, as you’d expect, are on for the 6th consecutive win, whereas Portland are coming into this one off the back of a 115-104 loss to the Pelicans.

Can Portland pull off a miracle in Milwaukee?

Portland Trail Blazers (6.53) vs Milwaukee Bucks (1.33)

Portland are in real trouble for this one. They’re playing their third game in four nights, which will really add to the misery of playing a superior team. But even worse, they’ll be without their star offensive player in Lillard.

This means the Trail Blazers, who are 5-10 outright, will turn to McCollum to try to put up the points.

Though this won’t be enough against last seasons’ MVP, as he’s only managed an average of 21.3 points per game this campaign.

Things are looking pretty good for the Bucks, with Giannis carrying on just where he left off last season. The Bucks have looked excellent in the vast majority of their games, and they sit at 11-3 for the season.

Milwaukee have a home record of 3-1, which will give them confidence. But they also have a solid roster they can rely on and are playing a fluid attacking game.

We favour the NBA betting odds for this one, as the Bucks are clear favourites.

Take the Bucks to win this.

Milwaukee Bucks To beat the Portland Trail Blazers
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Parlay Pick: Milwaukee Bucks to win & total over 227.5 (3.83)

Portland suffered their second straight loss on Tuesday, after losing out to the Rockets in the game before.

The Blazers have been above average in offense for the season and are 13th in the league in scoring with 111.9 points per game. It’s the other end of the court that is causing them problems.

Portland are 23rd in the league, allowing 115.3 points per contest.

The Bucks are posting significantly better offensive stats. They sit at 2nd in the league in scoring offensive, with 118.5 points per game. Milwaukee is first in rebounding by getting 52.2 boards per contest.

Their defense is about average, allowing just 109 points per contest this season and sitting at 14th overall. The Blazers are good offensively, but they’ll be without key players so they’re unlikely to test the homeside.

Take the Bucks to win & over 227.5 total.

Milwaukee Bucks To win & total over 227.5

The Greek Freak to strut his stuff, Giannis Antetokounmpo to score over 31.5 (2.25)

The Bucks are 6th in the NBA power rankings and will march their way closer, as they’ll likely overcome the Blazers tonight.

He’s been excellent throughout the season, sitting on an average of 30.5 points outright. The difference for Giannis is the team around him this season seems to be more cohesive than what we saw last season.

As the season goes on we will get a better understanding of how far this Milwaukee team can go, but for now they sit beside the Celtics atop the Eastern conference.

We wanted to give Giannis Antetokounmpo an NBA free pick for the week, as his consistency in the league has been on point for so long now he deserves it. We can see him putting on a highlight reel performance in this one.

Expect Giannis to score over 31.5.

Giannis Antetokounmpo To score over 31.5
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