716 MILWAUKEE BUCKS +1 vs 715 POR

Analysis: Portland has a largely reconfigured roster this season and is essentially a team in transition although Damiam Lillard is a nice centerpiece around which to build a contending team although it will take time. Milwaukee is also a relatively young team with some upside that could result in a second straight trip to the Playoffs. After dropping their first two home games this season Milwaukee has won 6 of 8 including a double overtime win over powerful Cleveland last month. They've won their last two home games by double digits over Denver and New York. Portland has won 2 of its last 3 on the road over the lowly Lakers and at inconsistent and still maturing Minnesota. Prior to that the Blazers had lost 5 straight road games and 4 of their 11 road games this season have been by double digits. Portland plays tomorrow night in Cleveland which could result in resting some starters should Milwaukee have control of this game in the second half.