In this early season matchup, the Milwaukee Bucks (11-4) will square off against the Portland Pilots (10-6) in Milwaukee on Monday, November 21 at Fiserv Forum. Still in the early part of the season, each of these teams will of course be in search of a win in this game as they look to set the pace for the rest of the year. Tipoff is at 7:00 PM CT, so be sure to make your picks and catch the excitment live!
For context on Monday’s early-season showdown, how have the Bucks and the Pilots stacked up against each other in the past?
So far this season, these squads haven’t competed yet and the Bucks are preparing to ham in their first tussle with the Trail Blazers. In their previous meeting on February 14, 2022, the score was 107-122 in favor of the Trail Blazers. In that game, the Bucks had a 51.11% field goal percentage and a 31.71% three pointer percentage, whereas the Pilots had a 40.22% field goal percentage and shot 41.86% from the perimenter. Elsewhere on the stat sheet, Milwaukee totaled 43 rebounds and 18 assists while Portland had 58 boards and 30 assists.
Betting Preview for the Portland Pilots vs Milwaukee Bucks NBA Game on November 21 2022
Where: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
When: Monday, November 21, 2022
Betting on the Portland Pilots
Record: 10-6 | Northwest Division Standing: 2
The Portland Pilots have had a bit of a mixed bag with regard to wins and losses lately and are presently in 3rd place in the conference. In their most recent game they were beaten by the Utah Utes, 100-120, in spite of the momentum-propelling contribution of Enes Kanter. To that point, Kanter contributed 14 points (100.0 FG%) and Cj Mccollum had 23 points (36.84 FG%). Check out our analysis further down to learn how this performance has informed their odds for the upcoming game against Milwaukee on Monday.
Absences and Injuries
In terms of injuries, the Pilots are without Damian Lillard (Calf), Keon Johnson (Hip), and Gary Payton II (Core).
Betting on the Milwaukee Bucks
Record: 11-4 | Central Division Standing: 1
The Milwaukee Bucks were defeated by the Boston Celtics in their most recent game on Wednesday, 122-121, in the face of Khris Middleton’s performance. Middleton, who won’t be playing during the next game due to an injury, was responsible for 27 points (50.0 FG%) and 14 rebounds, whereas Giannis Antetokounmpo added 35 points (50.0 FG%) and 13 rebounds. The Bucks are the best in their division currently. Be sure to read our odds assessment for Monday’s game below and consider how the team’s recent form could influence their meeting versus Portland.
Absences and Injuries
As far as inactive players go, the Bucks are missing Khris Middleton (Wrist), Wesley Matthews (Hamstring), and Joe Ingles (Knee).
Trail Blazers vs Bucks | Moneyline, Over/Under and Point Spread Odds
Moneyline Pick: Milwaukee Bucks (-420) at FanDuel
Heading into this game, the Milwaukee Bucks are considered the favorite per oddsmakers. The squad enters the matchup sporting a winning percentage of 60% for this month (a record of six wins and four losses) while the winning percentage of the Portland Pilots on the other hand, is lower at 50% for this month (five wins and five losses).
Over/Under Pick: Over 215.5 Total Points (-110) at FanDuel
It is predicted that the total score for the game will be over 215.5.
The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 109.7 points a game up through now in November. On the other hand, the Portland Pilots are recording 106.6 points per game so far this month.
Spread Pick: Portland Pilots +9 Points (-108) at FanDuel
The Portland Pilots will need to lose by less than the amount of the spread or win outright in order to cover.
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