The Portland Trail Blazers will return home to the Rose Garden to face the Milwaukee Bucks who have been on a roll lately. You can find all of the information on the spreads of the different NBA games by visiting Top Bet Sportsbook.
The Blazers split in their last 2 games on the road against a couple of the elite teams in the NBA. They defeated the Bulls, while they lost their most recent game at the hands of the Oklahoma City Thunder by a score of 111-95. That loss to OKC culminated a 7 game road trip for the Blazers. The Blazers still sit at below .500 on the season after getting off to a torrid start at the beginning of the campaign. Their bad play has already led to the firing of long time head coach Nate McMillan which was a move that surprised many. They also made player moves that included them trading away important pieces like Gerald Wallace and Marcus Camby who was both traded in advance of last Thursday’s trade deadline.
The Bucks as we mentioned before have been on a great roll winning five straight for the first time in a long time. They have also gained ground in the playoff standings and now are only a half game behind the Knicks for eighth place in the Eastern Conference. They were aggressive at the deadline and acquired Monta Ellis from Golden State at the deadline and the end result is a team that is much more explosive offensively. The Bucks are averaging a staggering 112 points during their win streak, which is way more than the 97.5 points per game they averaged per game up until then.
As far as head to head goes ATS the Bucks are just 1-7 on the last 8 meetings and an even worse 0-4 ATS in Portland. The Blazers have a 9-3 ATS record vs. teams with a winning percentage of less than .400 in their last 12. The Blazers are also 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Bucks however are a hot 7-0 ATS in their last 7 overall but tend to struggle on the road against teams with a plus .600 winning percentage as they are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 in that spot.
It is a common strategy to bet against a team returning home in their first game back from a long road trip similar to what the Blazers face on Tuesday night. The Blazers are just 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 when this is the case. Couple that, with the great play of the Bucks lately and we like the Bucks in this one to bet at the sportsbooks.