The Milwaukee Bucks (6-4) travel to face off against the Toronto Raptors (5-5) on Wednesday, November 15th. This game will be played at Scotiabank Arena in Scotiabank Arena and televised on TSN. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET.
Bucks vs Raptors
The Bucks Are Coming Off A Win
The Bucks’ most recent matchup against the Bulls saw Giannis Antetokounmpo lead the Bucks with 35 points while shooting 13/22 from the field. Bobby Portis also contributed 19 points as the Bucks won by a score of 118-109 vs. the Bulls.
Facing the Raptors today, the Bucks look to maintain their record above .500, which currently stands at 6-4. In away games this season, the Bucks have put together a 1-3 record, whereas they have a 5-1 record when playing at home.
This season, Milwaukee holds an ATS record of 1-9, which also includes their seven game losing streak against the spread. Milwaukee has not been good vs. the spread in their last three home games, and they are 1-5 ATS at home compared to 0-4 on the road.
The Raptors Are Coming Off A Win
The Raptors picked up a win over the Wizards in their latest game, finishing with a score of 111-107. Going into the game, the Raptors were favored by -8 and their 4 point win was not enough to cover the spread. Regarding the over/under, the combined score of 218 points ended up below the over/under line of 229.5.
The Raptors head into today’s action with an overall record of 5-5 and have gone 2-1 over their previous three games. The team is presently 9th in the Eastern Conference and 4th in the Atlantic division.
Toronto possesses an ATS record of 5-5 for this season, including their ongoing two game losing streak against the spread. This season, Toronto has a 1-2 record against the spread when they are favored, and they are 4-3 when playing as underdogs.
Bucks Offense Breakdown
The Bucks come into today’s game as one of the better scoring teams in the NBA at 115.9 points per game (7th). In terms of pace, the Bucks are one of the top units in the NBA, averaging 100.5 possessions per game. Not only does the team maintain an up-tempo playing style, but they have also effectively combined it with one of the better field goal percentages in the NBA, which is 47%.
Raptors Offense Breakdown
Toronto has recorded an average of 108.2 points per game (29th) throughout 10 games games. Coming into today’s game, the Raptors will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 11.3 made 3’s per game. If the Toronto offense is going to turn things around, not only do they need to improve their outside shooting but they must do a better job protecting the ball. Currently, they are averaging 14.3 turnovers per game.
Bucks Team Defense
Coming into the game, the Bucks’ defense has finished three straight games with an increased number of points allowed. Overall, they are 24th in the league at 118.3 points per game allowed.
The Bucks defense is coming off a game in which they held the Bulls offense to just 47.2% shooting. Overall, they gave up 109 points to Chicago.
Raptors Team Defense
So far this season, the Raptors defense has been performing well, ranking 7th in the NBA at 109.2 points allowed per contest.
When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Raptors squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 54.1% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 34.1% from downtown.
Key Players For The Bucks And Raptors
Our game forecasts for today suggest that Giannis Antetokounmpo is set to be the main scorer for the Bucks, recording 19 points and shooting 7/12 from the field. This season, he is averaging 29.5 points per game along with 9.6 boards.
On the flip side, our predictions place Pascal Siakam as the leading scorer for the Raptors. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 16 while also collecting 5 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 46.9%, and his scoring average is 19.5 points per game.
Bucks vs Raptors Trends
- Although Milwaukee has a straight up record of 1-2 in their last three road games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 0-3. The team averaged 116 points per game in these games.
- Across their last five home contests, Toronto has a 3-2 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 2-3, while averaging 109 points per game.
- Going back to their previous five games as the underdog, Toronto has an ATS mark of 2-3 while going 2-3 straight up.
- The last ten games that Milwaukee was favored, they have an ATS mark of 1-9 while going 6-4 straight up.
The Raptors come in as the underdog at +4.5, making them our top choice on the point spread. We not only expect them to cover the spread but also believe they have a strong chance of winning the game outright, especially if you’re aiming for a higher moneyline payout.
As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 227, and our model projects the Bucks and Raptors to reach a combined total of 215 points. Our bet is on taking the under.
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