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Raptors vs Bucks NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Toronto Raptors at Milwaukee Bucks
  • Where: Milwaukee at Fiserv Forum
  • Date: Tuesday, January 17th
  • Betting Odds MIL -6, TOR +199 | MIL -245 O/U nan

The Raptors come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 20-24. So far, the team has gone 22-22-0 against the spread. Across the team’s previous 3 games, they have gone 2-1 straight-up and 2-1 vs the spread.

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Toronto is going for yet another win, as they previously defeated the Knicks. With the 123-121 victory, they also covered the spread as 2 point underdogs. Toronto needed a strong 4th quarter effort in this game, as Knicks held a 6 point lead heading into the 4th. Leading the team in scoring was Fred VanVleet, as he contributed 33 points while hitting 43.5% of his shots.

So far, the Bucks have put together an overall record of 28-16, while going 23-18-3 vs the spread. Looking back on Bucks’ previous 3 games, they have a record of 1-2 while averaging 109 points per game. Over this stretch, their ATS mark is 1-1-1.

In their previous game, the Bucks took down the Pacers by a score of 132-119. Not only did they come away with a straight up win, but they also covered the spread as 5 point favorites. Milwaukee went on to win the game, despite trailing by 11 going into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was Jrue Holiday, as he contributed 35 points while hitting 68.4% of his shots.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

I 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. Over the last 5 head to head meetings, the Raptors have averaged 105 points per game compared to 100 for Milwaukee. This has led to an ATS record of 4-1 for Toronto. A combined average of 205 points per game was achieved in these matchups, leading to an over-under mark of 1-4.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

This season, the Toronto offense is ranked 24th in the NBA in scoring at 112.0 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 10.7 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.

Defensively, the Raptors are one of the top performing units in the league, giving up 107.1 points per contest (7th).

Power-Foward Pascal Siakam currently leads the Raptors at 25.6 points per game. For the season, he is 31st 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 8.2 boards and 6.5 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 10th ranked defense at defending power-fowards. OG Anunoby enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 40 games, he is averaging 17.9 and is 185th in the league in player efficiency rating.

The Bucks come into today’s game as the 21st ranked scoring offense at 112.2 points per game. When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Bucks are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 99.5 per contest. If the Bucks offense is going to turn things around, they will need to either generate more possessions or improve their overall efficiency. Currently, they are just 18th ranked team in 3-point shooting percentage.

Currently, the Bucks defense is ranked 19th in points allowed. So far, opposing teams are averaging 112.13 points per game vs the unit.

Milwaukee will be counting Bobby Portis to put together a strong scoring performance vs the Toronto, as Giannis Antetokounmpo has been ruled out for today’s game. So far, Antetokounmpo leads the team in scoring at 31.0 points per game. Portis is 2nd on the team at 14.2 points per contest, which sits 101.0th in the NBA. In his 44 games, he has hit 49.5% of his field goal attempts, and is grabbing 10.0 rebounds per game.

Raptors vs Bucks Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Bucks -6
  • Free Total Prediction: Under nan

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