Through 3 Quarters

The Milwaukee Bucks were the heavy favorites here for a reason. After three quarters it's looking more and more like their high-powered offense is just too much for the Portland Trail Blazers as Milwaukee lead 109-80.

Center Bobby Portis (30 points) and power forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (29 points) have been the top scorers for the Bucks.

Portland has been relying on shooting guard CJ McCollum, who has 17 points and six assists, and center Jusuf Nurkic, who has dropped a double-double on 11 points and ten rebounds in addition to two blocks. This makes it three consecutive games in which Nurkic has had at least ten rebounds.

Rip City has lost 87% of their games in which they were down going into the fourth quarter. Barring a miraculous turnaround, this contest will end the same way.

Who's Playing

Milwaukee @ Portland

Current Records: Milwaukee 32-21; Portland 21-32

What to Know

The Portland Trail Blazers are 2-10 against the Milwaukee Bucks since December of 2015, but they'll have a chance to close the gap a little bit this past Saturday. Rip City is getting right back to it as they host Milwaukee at 10 p.m. ET Feb. 5 at Moda Center at the Rose Quarter. The Bucks will be strutting in after a victory while the Trail Blazers will be stumbling in from a loss.

It was a hard-fought contest, but Rip City had to settle for a 96-93 defeat against the Oklahoma City Thunder this past Friday. The top scorers for Rip City were shooting guard CJ McCollum (19 points) and shooting guard Anfernee Simons (19 points).

Meanwhile, Milwaukee didn't have too much trouble with the Washington Wizards at home last week as they won 112-98. Power forward Giannis Antetokounmpo continued his habit of dropping crazy stat lines, posting a triple-double on 33 points, 15 rebounds, and 11 assists. Antetokounmpo now has four triple-doubles this year.

Rip City have to know they'll be fighting an uphill battle given the 10.50 point spread they are up against. Those sticking with them against the spread have guts, to put it politely, as the squad has let down bettors in their past four games.

Portland's loss took them down to 21-32 while Milwaukee's win pulled them up to 32-21. We'll see if Rip City can steal the Bucks' luck or if Milwaukee records another win instead.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 10 p.m. ET
  • Where: Moda Center at the Rose Quarter -- Portland, Oregon
  • TV: Bally Sports Wisconsin
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $20.00

Odds

The Bucks are a big 10.5-point favorite against the Trail Blazers, according to the latest NBA odds.

The line has drifted a bit towards the Bucks, as the game opened with the Bucks as an 8.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Milwaukee have won ten out of their last 12 games against Portland.

  • Apr 02, 2021 - Milwaukee 127 vs. Portland 109
  • Feb 01, 2021 - Milwaukee 134 vs. Portland 106
  • Jan 11, 2020 - Milwaukee 122 vs. Portland 101
  • Nov 21, 2019 - Milwaukee 137 vs. Portland 129
  • Nov 21, 2018 - Milwaukee 143 vs. Portland 100
  • Nov 06, 2018 - Portland 118 vs. Milwaukee 103
  • Nov 30, 2017 - Milwaukee 103 vs. Portland 91
  • Oct 21, 2017 - Milwaukee 113 vs. Portland 110
  • Mar 21, 2017 - Milwaukee 93 vs. Portland 90
  • Dec 07, 2016 - Milwaukee 115 vs. Portland 107
  • Feb 02, 2016 - Portland 107 vs. Milwaukee 95
  • Dec 07, 2015 - Milwaukee 90 vs. Portland 88

Injury Report for Portland

  • Eric Bledsoe: Out (Achilles)
  • Larry Nance Jr.: Out (Knee)
  • Keon Johnson: Out (Not Injury Related)
  • Damian Lillard: Out (Abdomen)
  • Cody Zeller: Out (Knee)
  • Nassir Little: Out for the Season (Shoulder)

Injury Report for Milwaukee

  • George Hill: Out (Neck)
  • Brook Lopez: Out (Back)