Milwaukee Bucks vs Portland Trail Blazers 1/11/2020 NBA Odds and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Milwaukee Bucks vs Portland Trail Blazers 1/11/2020 – The Milwaukee Bucks are on the tail end of their back-to-back games and they will visit the Portland Trail Blazers this coming Saturday, January 11 at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon. This game will be featured on television by NBC Sports Southwest at 9 pm Eastern Time. NBA League Pass will have the game available for their subscribers as well as SofaScore. NBA Over Under Picks heavily favors the league-leading Bucks to prevail on this game against the Blazers.
Milwaukee Bucks vs Portland Trail Blazers 1/11/2020
Milwaukee Bucks vs Portland Trail Blazers 1/11/2020 Betting Odds
Milwaukee Bucks Betting
The Milwaukee Bucks are on a roll once again this season and they have proven to be a more matured team ready to contend for an NBA title. Giannis Antentokuonmpo is in his MVP form and will be a huge matchup problem for the Blazers. Kris Middleton and Eric Bledsoe has given Antentokuonmpo great back up in the scoring department and the Lopez twins, Brook and Robin, will split the minutes at the center position and try to limit the production of Hassan Whiteside. This team can go ten players deep and get quality minutes. Rotating their players as well as defensive matchups will be their key to success.
Players to watch: G. Antetokounmpo PF 36 GP 36 GS 31 MIN 30.2 PTS 2.4 OR 10.4 DR 12.8 REB 5.5 AST 1.3 STL 1.1 BLK 3.4 TO 3.1 PF 1.6 AST/TO 33.43 PER
K. Middleton SF 32 GP 29 GS 28.5 MIN 18.8 PTS 0.9 OR 4.8 DR 5.7 REB 3.9 AST 0.9 STL 0.2 BLK 2 TO 2.3 PF 1.9 AST/TO 19.89 PER
E. Bledsoe PG 31 GP 31 GS 26.1 MIN 14.9 PTS 0.8 OR 3.9 DR 4.6 REB 5.3 AST 1 STL 0.5 BLK 2.3 TO 2.2 PF 2.4 AST/TO 19.49 PER.
Portland Trail Blazers Betting
It has been a struggle for the Portland Trail Blazers for the past days and even the return of Carmelo Anthony can’t seem to help them. Injuries have hampered this team’s true potential and hope to turn things around. Giannis Antentokuonmpo has been a defensive match up problem by the entire league but limiting the production of other players from that Bucks roster will be their option to put their team on a striking distance. Outside of the starting five right now of the Trail Blazers, there are not much players to rely on and they have to be careful in getting into foul trouble.
Players to Watch: D. Lillard PG 37 GP 37 GS 36.7 MIN 26.8 PTS 0.5 OR 3.7 DR 4.2 REB 7.6 AST 1 STL 0.4 BLK 2.8 TO 1.8 PF 2.8 AST/TO 24.71 PER
C. McCollum SG 38 GP 38 GS 36.2 MIN 21.8 PTS 0.7 OR 3.5 DR 4.2 REB 3.7 AST 0.8 STL 0.7 BLK 1.8 TO 2.6 PF 2.1 AST/TO 16.97 PER
C. Anthony PF 24 GP 24 GS 31.5 MIN 16.1 PTS 1 OR 4.8 DR 5.9 REB 1.2 AST 1 STL 0.6 BLK 1.8 TO 3.2 PF 0.7 AST/TO 13.45 PER.
Milwaukee Bucks vs Portland Trail Blazers 1/11/2020 Betting Numbers
Milwaukee are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
Portland Trail Blazers
Portland are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games.
Ersan Ilyasova PF Knee is downgraded to OUT Friday vs Sacramento
Portland Trail Blazers
Hassan Whiteside C Illness is “?” Saturday vs Milwaukee
Milwaukee Bucks vs Portland Trail Blazers Betting Picks
The Bucks are coming in as the heavy favorites to win this game according to Bet On NBA Games. But the Bucks have struggled in road games namely in the Western Conference but the Blazers are banking on a bad night from their core players. The key matchup here are the guards with Kris Middleton and Eric Bledsoe for the Bucks while Portland has Damian Lillard and Chris McCollum.
Moneyline: The ML given the Trail Blazers if they manage to pull an upset over the Bucks is at +175. Meanwhile, Milwaukee is at -210.
ATS: The Trail Blazers are +6 across the spread while the Bucks are on the other side with -6.
TOTALs: Totals for the Trail Blazers and Bucks are at 230 with Portland exected to go under while Milwaukee is over.
Score Prediction: 119 – 111 Bucks