The basketball betting trends favor the Blazers but the scheduling favors Milwaukee. Gamblers who bet on basketball will have to decide which is more important.
Basketball betting scheduling tells us that the Blazers are playing the last game of a five-game road trip on Saturday while the Bucks are playing the last game of a six-game homestand. The basketball betting trends favor Portland as they have won 7 of the last 10 games against Milwaukee and they are 7-3 against the basketball odds in those games. At Milwaukee, the Blazers have won three of the last five games and they are 4-1 against the basketball odds. Earlier this season the teams played in Portland and the Blazers routed the Bucks 102-85 as 6.5 point basketball betting favorites.
Portland has struggled at times this season on the road, especially versus the basketball betting odds. The Blazers are about middle of the pack on offense as basketball betting stats show and above average on defense. Brandon Roy can steal a few games on the road at times and the Blazers definitely have the talent to win at Milwaukee.
The Bucks are just about .500 at home this season versus the bet on basketball number. Richard Jefferson, Charlie Villanueva and Ramon Sessions have really picked up the slack since Michael Redd went down and the Bucks are very much part of the Eastern Conference playoff race. The problem for Milwaukee is that they are not great at anything. Their offense is outside of the Top 10 in the league as bet on basketball stats show and their defense is below average. The Bucks have to outwork teams to win and cover the basketball betting number.
Eight of the last ten games between the two teams have gone over the basketball betting total. At Milwaukee, four of the last five have gone over the basketball betting total.
This basketball betting matchup on Saturday should be close and hard fought. You can bet on basketball action between the Bucks and Blazers right now by opening an account at SBG Global.