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Bet Trail Blazers ATS to Push Lillard’s Old Bucks

All eyes are on superstar Damian Lillard as he returns to Portland for the first time since he was traded to Milwaukee. The odds may peg his new team, Milwaukee, as sizable favorites. But given the wide betting spread, our NBA basketball pick is with the underdog, thanks to recent results.


Bet Trail Blazers ATS to Push Lillard’s Old Bucks
Bet Trail Blazers ATS to Push Lillard’s Old Bucks

Bucks vs Trail Blazers Game Information

  1. Game: Bucks (32-15) vs Trail Blazers (14-33)
  2. Start Time: 10:00 p.m. ET
  3. Day Game: Wednesday, Jan. 31,
  4. Location: Moda Center at the Rose Quarter, Portland, OR
  5. Bucks vs Trail Blazers Live Stream: NBA Game Pass


Milwaukee continues to be lined as heavy favorites despite its record: just 18-29 against the NBA spread (ATS) this season. And with a new head coach in Doc Rivers, the Bucks will continue to have growing pains. It’s hard to trust this team as a 10½-point favorite, even against a losing team like Portland. The total is also set too high at 237, even if Milwaukee leads visitors in scoring (over 122 per road game).

Bucks vs Trail Blazers Head-to-Head


Bucks vs Trail Blazers Odds and Spreads


  1. Portland is 7-1 ATS in its last eight games as a home underdog
  2. Milwaukee is 3-12 ATS in its last 15 games
  3. The Trail Blazers are 6-3 ATS in their last nine games
  4. The Bucks are 1-7 ATS in their last eight non-conference games
  5. The ‘under’ is 6-1 in Portland’s last seven games following
  6. The total has gone under in eight of Milwaukee’s last nine games in Portland
  7. The total has gone under in the last four games after Portland scored 125+ points in its previous game
  8. Bucks guard Damian Lillard averages 24 points and 7.4 assists in 19 road games this season




Bucks vs Trail Blazers ATS Pick: Trail Blazers +10½

Whether this is a “Dame revenge game” or not, our bet online is with Portland to cover. We’re fading Milwaukee due to its poor chemistry and subpar defense. Portland may even play better defense here, and that’s not saying a lot. But the Bucks are just 7-11 ATS as a road favorite and have not covered in seven straight road games.

On the other hand, Portland is 9-8 ATS as a home underdog and is 9-7 ATS when given 10 or more points. It’s not the most comfortable record. And this team struggles to score, with the NBA’s second-worst offensive rating (108.3).

But Doc Rivers, Milwaukee’s new coach, will preach a more “balanced” style for his team. The Bucks won’t be scoring at will or freestyling as it has in the past. The result will be a team that may struggle to put Portland away at home. Take Portland’s points on our NBA betting lines.


Bucks vs Trail Blazers Over/Under Pick: Under 237

Most of Milwaukee’s games (28 of 47) have gone over the total thanks to all offense and no defense. But this should change with Rivers in charge. Milwaukee will do better than allowing over 120 points as a visitor. Against Portland, a team that scores the third-fewest points at home (111), the Bucks will do that. Bet the under.


Bucks vs Trail Blazers Player Prop Pick: Damian Lillard Over 30+ Pts and 6+ Assists (+254)

We’re picking against Milwaukee, but we still expect Lillard to play with some fire here. He scored 31 against Portland in their first meeting back in November. But he shot just 7-of-21 and had only four assists. Bank on him to go over his points and assists prop on our NBA odds.

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Bucks vs Trail Blazers Game Prediction

Milwaukee Bucks 120, Portland Trail Blazers 113



Questions Of The Day

Which Trail Blazers player will lead the game in scoring against the Bucks?

Portland guard Anfernee Simons leads the team in scoring with 22.8 points per game. He’s not a bad NBA pick to lead the scoring.

Will Milwaukee cover the spread versus Portland this Wednesday?

With a 10½-point spread, Milwaukee needs to blow Portland out to cover its spread.

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