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NBA -- Milwaukee Bucks vs Portland Trail Blazers Tips & Match Preview

NBA -- Milwaukee Bucks vs Portland Trail Blazers Tips & Match Preview
David Garcia
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Analysis:

The Washington Wizards and Milwaukee Bucks meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Fiserv Forum.


Milwaukee Bucks
The Milwaukee Bucks had a disappointing outing in their previous game after getting humiliated by the Phoenix Suns in a rematch of last year’s NBA Finals.  Milwaukee are 35-22 and second in the Central division, one game behind the first place Chicago Bulls following its 131-107 loss to the Phoenix Suns on Thursday. Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday each scored 21 points, Giannis Antetokounmpo added 18 points with seven rebounds and eight assists while Bobby Portis chipped in with 11 points. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 113 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 108.8 points on 44.4 percent shooting.




Portland Trail Blazers
The Portland Trail Blazers are almost unrecognizable and were a team that looked like it was done for the season just a few days ago. After trading several key pieces, they have played carefree and free-flowing basketball. Following the trade deadline, the Portland Trail Blazers are now on a two-game winning run. They defeated the New York Knicks 112-103 on Saturday. Anfernee Simons led the team with 30 points and eight assists, Josh Hart added 23 points, Ben McLemore scored 17 points off the bench while Jusuf Nurkic chipped in with 12 points, 20 rebounds and six assists. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 107.8 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 112.3 points on 47.4 percent shooting.


Prediction
Milwaukee simply has too much depth and plays with better execution on both ends of the floor. So no matter if they keep Giannis Antetokounmpo from playing due to a left ankle injury or not, they will still be heavily favored to win against the Blazers.

Tips: Milwaukee Bucks -15

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