Toronto Raptors vs Milwaukee Bucks NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Toronto Raptors vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction 4/5/2024

The Toronto Raptors (23-53) travel to face off against the Milwaukee Bucks (47-29) on Friday, April 5th. This game will be played at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee and televised on WMLW. Both the Raptors and Bucks will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 8:00 ET.

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The Raptors Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Toronto’s most recently played the Timberwolves and lost with a final score of 133-85. Alonside their straight-up loss, the Raptors failed to cover the spread as +17.5 point underdogs. The over/under line for this matchup was set at 213.5 points, and the teams managed to exceed that total.

Coming into today’s game against the Bucks, the Raptors are 23-53 overall and are hoping to snap their 15 game losing streak. Currently, they are ranked 12th in the Eastern Conference and are 5th in the Atlantic Division.

Toronto has an ATS record of 32-44 so far this season which includes their current five game losing streak vs. the spread. On the road, the Raptors have an ATS record of 19-18 compared to a 13-26 record vs. the spread at home.

The Bucks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Bucks is coming off a loss to the Grizzlies in their latest game, ending with a score of 111-101. In addition, to losing the game straight-up, the Bucks lost vs. the spread as -12.5 point favorites. Concerning the over/under, the total of 212 points remained below the established over/under line of 217.5.

With an overall record of 47-29, the Bucks are looking to snap their two game losing streak when they take on the Raptors. In their 76 games, the Bucks have gone 32-15 against other Eastern Conference teams and have a non-conference record of 15-14.

This season, Milwaukee holds an ATS record of 33-43, which also includes their two game losing streak against the spread. On the road, the Bucks have an ATS record of 16-22, as opposed to a 17-21 record against the spread when playing at home.

Raptors Offense Breakdown

This season, the Toronto offense is ranked 21st in the NBA in scoring at 112.3 points per game.

When it comes to scoring, the Raptors are 21st in the league at 112.3 points per game. However, they have actually been better on the road, averaging 115.2 points compared to 109.5 at home.

So far this season, Toronto has outscored the NBA scoring average in 42.1% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 12th in the league with 99.3 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Raptors are 16th in field goal percentage at 47%. Inside the arc, they are 5th in the league in two-point shooting at 54%.

Bucks Offense Breakdown

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The Bucks arrive for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top offensive teams, scoring an average of 120 points per game (3rd).

At home, the Bucks are the 5th highest-scoring team in the NBA, averaging 122.3 points per game. Overall, they are 3rd in the league with 120 points per game. So far, they have outscored the NBA scoring average in 64.5% of their games.

When it comes to pace, Milwaukee is 5th in the NBA at 100.4 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 7th in the league at 48%. They have also been efficient from beyond the arc, hitting 37% of their three-point attempts.

One area where the Bucks have excelled is getting to the free-throw line. They are 2nd in the NBA in free-throw attempts at 24.3 per game. In terms of assists, Milwaukee is 15th in the league at 26.7 per game.

Raptors Team Defense

At this time, the Raptors’ defense is positioned 24th in the NBA, permitting 118.7 points per game. For the season, Toronto is ranked 22nd in fewest fouls per game. Team’s are averaging 19.6 free-throws per game vs. the Raptors and have an overall field goal percentage of 49.1%.

Bucks Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Bucks’ defense is giving up an average of 116.8 points per contest. In the terms of takeaways, Bucks are causing 12.2 turnovers per game, ranking 9th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 14th in rejections, averaging 5 blocked shots each game.

Key Players For The Raptors And Bucks

Our game forecasts for today suggest that RJ Barrett is set to be the main scorer for the Raptors, recording 20 points and shooting 7/15 from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 19.7 points per game, along with 5.3 rebounds.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Giannis Antetokounmpo to be the top scorer for the Bucks. Our projection has him finishing the game with 31, and he is expected to secure 12 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 61.3% and is averaging 30.7 points per contest.

Raptors vs Bucks Trends

  • Across the Raptors last five road games, the team averaged 102 points per game while allowing 118. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 2-3, while going 0-5 straight-up.
  • Although Milwaukee has a straight up record of 1-4 in their last five home games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 2-3. The team averaged 109 points per game in these games.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the underdog, Toronto has an ATS mark of 1-9 while going 0-10 straight up.
  • Spanning across their last five games as the betting favorite, the Bucks have gone 1-4 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-4.

Raptors vs Bucks Prediction

For a point-spread bet in this Raptors vs. Bucks matchup, we’re leaning towards the Raptors at +16.5. Although our projections show the Bucks winning 119-108, we suggest placing your bet on the Raptors for the point-spread.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 225.5, and our model predicts the Raptors and Bucks to score a combined 227 points. We recommend betting on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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