Portland Trail Blazers vs Milwaukee Bucks 11/21/2019 NBA Odds and Picks
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Portland Trail Blazers vs Milwaukee Bucks 11/21/2019 – As injuries continue to pile up, the more urgent the Portland Trail Blazers (5-10) will need a big game from newly-signed forward Carmelo Anthony. On Thursday, the Blazers will be facing a daunting task of not only beating the Beast of the East but also covering an 11.5-point NBA spread against the Milwaukee Bucks, who have racked up five wins in a row.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Milwaukee Bucks 11/21/2019
Portland Trail Blazers vs Milwaukee Bucks 11/21/2019 Betting Odds
Portland Trail Blazers Betting
The Blazers are in trouble, I mean in really big trouble. With Damian Lillard, Zach Collins and Jusuf Nurkic all nursing injuries, Portland just couldn’t hang up with the best of the NBA. In Tuesday’s 115-104 defeat at the hands of the New Orleans Pelicans, CJ McCollum paced the Blazers with 22 points on 9-for-22 shooting, while Hassan Whiteside added 14 points and 14 boards in their 10th loss this season. Carmelo Anthony, who signed a non-guaranteed contract, debuted with 10 points on ugly 4-for-14 shooting in 24 minutes of play.
Players to Watch: Damian Lillard (28.6 PPG, 4.9 RPG, 7.1 APG), C.J. McCollum (21.3 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 3.5 APG), Hassan Whiteside (14.9 PPG, 12.0 RPG, 0.9 APG)
Milwaukee Bucks Betting
The Milwaukee Bucks never ceased to amaze. Giannis Antetokounmpo recorded 33 points and 11 rebounds and Eric Bledsoe tallied 28 to power Milwaukee to a resounding 135-127 win over the Atlanta Hawks. The Bucks, the second-best offensive team in the NBA, also set a season-high 135 points just weeks after dropping 134 points on the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Players to Watch: Giannis Antetokounmpo (30.3 PPG, 14.0 RPG, 6.2 APG), Eric Bledsoe (16.3 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 5.2 APG), Brook Lopez (11.5 PPG, 5.2 RPG, 1.4 APG)
Portland Trail Blazers vs Milwaukee Bucks 11/21/2019 Betting Numbers
Portland Trail Blazers
Portland are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
Milwaukee are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.
Portland Trail Blazers
Hassan Whiteside C Hip is “?” Thursday vs Milwaukee
Khris Middleton SG Thigh is out indefinitely
Portland Trail Blazers vs Milwaukee Bucks Betting Picks
The Bucks, one of the top teams in the NBA future odds ladder board, will be playing their sixth game without gunner Khris Middleton. The Blazers, who are still waiting for Jusuf Nurkic to make his season-debut, lost Zach Collins to a shoulder injury early in the season and saw Damian Lillard playing through a nagging back injury.
Moneyline: The Bucks boast a 2-1 SU record against the Blazers in their last three head-to-head. They are also 10-3 SU when entering as favorites and 3-1 SU at the Fiserv Forum.
ATS: The Bucks blew out their last three opponents before conceding an ATS win to the Hawks in their last game. In their last three games against Portland, Milwaukee sports a winning average of 13 points.
TOTALs: The total for this game will go OVER 230 points. The Bucks and the Blazers have produced in high-scoring games in the past, including a 143-100 win by Milwaukee on November 18, 2018.
Score Prediction: 127-120 Bucks