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Raptors vs Bucks Pick, Preview & Betting Odds For Sunday, March 19th

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Check out our free Raptors vs Bucks pick and preview for Sunday, March 19th. See who we like to win and cover the spread in today’s NBA matchup.

Check out our free Raptors vs Bucks pick and preview for this NBA game in Milwaukee. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this NBA matchup.

Raptors vs Bucks NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Toronto Raptors at Milwaukee Bucks
  • Where: Milwaukee at Fiserv Forum
  • Date: Sunday, March 19th
  • Betting Odds MIL -9.5, TOR +343 | MIL -444 O/U 233.0

So far, the Raptors have put together an overall record of 35-36, while going 36-35-0 vs the spread. Toronto will be going for their 4 straight win in today’s game as they have rattled off 3 straight wins.

The Raptors will look to keep things rolling, as they previously beat the Timberwolves by a score of 122-107. Heading into the game, they were 9 point favorites against the spread, giving them an ATS win. Toronto was able to maintain control throughout the game, as they outscored the Timberwolves in each quarter. In the win, Fred VanVleet led the team in scoring with 28 points on a field goal percentage of 55.6%.

The Bucks come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 50-20. So far, the team has gone 38-28-4 against the spread. In the teams past 3 games, their overall mark sits at 2-1. Milwaukee is 2-1 vs the spread in these matchups.

The Bucks are coming off a dissappointing 139-123 loss to the Pacers. Going into the game, they were favored to win by 11 points. Milwaukee went on to lose the game despite leading by 9 heading into halftime. In the loss, Giannis Antetokounmpo led the team in scoring with 25 points on a field goal percentage of 58.8%.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Bucks picked up the win 104-101 win over the Raptors. Heading into the game, Milwaukee was the 5.5 point underdogs, giving them an ATS win. So far this season, the Bucks have a record of 2-0 vs the Raptors. Similar to their season-long average, the Raptors averaged 105.67 points per game vs the Bucks. While the Raptors were able to maintain their usual level of production against Milwaukee, the Bucks averaged fewer points per game in the series, at 100.0. The level of competition has been tight in the 5 most recent games between Raptors and Bucks with just 2 points per game separating the teams. Toronto has the ATS edge in this span at 3-2. In these matchups, the teams have put together an over-under mark of 2-3. Combined, they averaged 214 points in these games.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

This season, the Toronto offense is ranked 21st in the NBA in scoring at 112.9 points per game. Coming into today’s game, the Raptors will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 10.8 made 3’s per game. If the Toronto offense is going to improve, they must continue to do a good job avoiding turnovers. Currently, the unit is 1st in fewest turnovers per game.

On the defensive end of the floor, the Raptors are giving up an average of 107.1 points per game, good for 7th in the NBA.

Power-Foward Pascal Siakam currently leads the Raptors at 24.3 points per game. For the season, he is 45th in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 20.5% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, Siakam is averaging 7.7 boards and 5.9 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 15th ranked defense at defending power-fowards. Fred VanVleet enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 59 games, he is averaging 19.5 and is 104th in the league in player efficiency rating.

Coming into today’s action, Milwaukee is averaging 116.2 points per contest. This figure places them 9th in the league. The Bucks come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 14.8 made 3’s per game. If the Milwaukee offense is going to continue to produce at a high level, they will need to do a better job taking care of the ball as they are turning the ball over at an above-average rate.

Defensively, Milwaukee has had its problems giving up an average of 112.13 points per game (19th).

On offense, Giannis Antetokounmpo leads the Bucks in scoring at 31.4 points per game, placing him 4th in the NBA. Overall, Antetokounmpo has hit 54.2% of his shots while accounting for 22.8% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 22nd in points allowed to power-fowards. At 19.4 points per game, Jrue Holiday is the 2nd leading scorer for the Bucks. For the season, he is 65th in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 47.2%.

Raptors vs Bucks Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Raptors +9.5
  • Free Total Prediction: Over 233.0


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