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    Milwaukee Bucks versus Portland Trailblazers Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 3-19-2013


    by tonytssportsbets

    The 31-35 Portland Trailblazers will travel on a back to back as they face the 33-32 Milwaukee Bucks in an NBA pro basketball game on Tuesday night.

    Tip off time from Milwaukee is scheduled for 8PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

    The pro basketball odds from this NBA game have the home team Milwaukee Bucks favored by -4 points with an over under line of 208 points. There has been no movement in the line since the odds came out a few hours ago.

    The Trailblazers and Bucks faced off on January 19th with Milwaukee posting the 110-104 road win at Portland as a +4 ½ point underdog. The game finished over 196 points.

    Portland has a road record of 9-24 straight up on the year. Their two game win streak was snapped on Monday in a 101-100 road defeat to the Philadelphia 76ers as a +1 point underdog. The game finished over 194 ½ points. The Trailblazers shot just 42.2% from the floor and connected on 12 of 28 from three point land. They give up 50% shooting to an offensively challenged Philadelphia 76ers team. LaMarcus Aldridge led Portland with 32 points and 14 rebounds on 13 of 29 from the field. In the playoff hunt the team is sitting in the 11th seed 3 ½ games behind the eighth seeded LA Lakers. Portland just seems to not be able to defend. They rank 26th and fifth last in the NBA in defensive field goal percentage by giving up 46.8% shooting to opponents.

    The Bucks are 17-16 playing on their home court. They break a three game losing streak on Sunday in a 115-109 home victory against the Orlando Magic as a -9 point betting favorite. The game finished over 208 ½ points. Milwaukee had to rally from an eleven point deficit after three quarters as the Bucks outscored Orlando 45-28 in the final stanza to pick up the win. The team shot 44.4% from the floor and connected on 12 of 27 from three. They allowed 50.5% shooting to Orlando and win because the Bucks got to the free throw line 11 more times than the Magic. Monta Ellis for Milwaukee led the team with 39 points and five assists on 13 of 22 shooting. We have seen an uptick with Milwaukee’s shooting percentage and that came about with both Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis dishing out assists. Jennings and Ellis were looking at pine time on the bench with the addition of J.J. Reddick had they not become more efficient on the court.