Saturday, December 26, 2015
BMO Harris Bradley Center
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The Toronto Raptors travel to BMO Harris Bradley Center to play the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday, December 26, 2015. The opening line for this game has Toronto as 2 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 194.
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The Raptors come into this game with an overall record of 18-12 and a road record of 9-7. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.2 as they are averaging 99.7 points per game while giving up 96.6 per contest. The Bucks have an overall record of 12-18 and a home record of 9-5. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They are averaging 96.6 points per game and surrendering 102, good for a point differential of -5.4.
DeMar DeRozan comes into this contest averaging 22.7 points per game while playing 36.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Raptors. He pulls down 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Kyle Lowry averages 20.9 points per game in 35.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6 assists per contest and 5 rebounds per game for Toronto. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Khris Middleton averages 15 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per contest this year for the Bucks. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 15.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.7 rebounds per contest and 3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Toronto averages 99.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 53 rebounds per game and 17.6 assists per game which ranks them 11th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 14.1 per game. The Raptors allow 96.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.1 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 21.6 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
Milwaukee averages 96.6 points per game this year which ranks them 28th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -5.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 8th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 47.3 rebounds per game and 23.6 assists per contest which ranks them 29th and 6th respectively. In the turnover department the Bucks rank 21st with 15.2 per game. The Bucks allow 102 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 21st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.2 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 23 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. The Bucks force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the NBA.
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 16-13-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 13-16-1 against the over/under
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 15-15-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 17-13-0 against the over/under
Toronto Raptors Injuries
12/24/15 F James Johnson Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Milwaukee
12/24/15 C Jonas Valanciunas Finger "?" Saturday vs. Milwaukee
12/24/15 F Patrick Patterson Illness "?" Saturday vs. Milwaukee
12/07/15 F DeMarre Carroll Knee out indefinitely
Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
12/14/15 PG Greivis Vasquez Ankle expected to miss 3-4 months
12/06/15 PG Jerryd Bayless Ankle out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Milwaukee
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