Milwaukee Bucks vs Portland Trail Blazers Prediction for Friday April 2, 2021
The Milwaukee Bucks face off against the Portland Trail Blazers this Friday April 2, 2021 and we have your Expert Free Picks on this game.
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Expert Free Picks and Predictions on this Friday Night April 2, 2021 NBA game between the Milwaukee Bucks vs Portland Trail Blazers. The Draftkings NBA Odds have the Bucks listed as a -3.5 point favorite and the over/under at 237 total points.
These two teams last might two months ago where the Bucks got the 134-106 home win. Milwaukee came out on fire taking the 79-56 half time lead and then finished with an impressive 55% overall from the outside and a red hot 21 of 42 from 3-point range. In that game, six Bucks players were in double digits led by Jrue Holiday’s 22 points. Damian Lillard only put 19 points, so expect Dame Time and for him to go for at least 27 points. Also, CJ McCollum will be in the back-court for this one, so don’t expect another blowout by the Bucks.
Milwaukee comes into this game 30-17 overall this season and 7-3 in their last 10 games after picking up the Wednesday Night 112-97 win against the LeBron and AD less Lakers. The story on this game will be the battle of Giannis and Lillard along with how well the Bucks’ offense hits their their 3-pointers.
Milwaukee is third in the league, shooting 39% percent from behind the arc. On the road this season, the Bucks have the second best offense in the NBA, averaging 118.5 points per game, but subpar of defense, giving up an average of 114.8 points per game.
Milwaukee is 14-5 against the spread in their last 19 games against Portland and the total has gone under in 5 of the Bucks last 5 games when playing on the road against the Trail Blazers.
Portland comes into this game with a ton of momentum behind them after winning 7 of their last 10 matchups including 4 road wins in a row. They are now in the sixth spot in the stacked Western Conference at 29-18 overall this season.
Newly acquired Norman Powell seems to be fitting in perfectly for Portland Trail Blazers. In his first 3 starts as a Blazes he’s averaging 16 points per game and you should expect him to continue putting up those type of numbers.
At home this season, the Trail Blazers put up an average of 113.8 points per game, while on defense giving up an average of 115.3 points per game.
Portland is 4-1 straight up in their last 5 games and the total has gone over in 4 of the Blazers last 5 games against an opponent in the Central Division.
In this Milwaukee Bucks vs Portland Trail Blazers Friday Night NBA Game, we’re rolling with the Blazers First Quarter plus the one point at the -115 price.
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