Tuesday, March 15, 2016
BMO Harris Bradley Center
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The Toronto Raptors travel to BMO Harris Bradley Center to play the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. The opening line for this game has Toronto as 3.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 207.
The Raptors come into this game with an overall record of 44-20 and a road record of 18-13. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.5 as they are averaging 102.9 points per game while giving up 98.4 per contest. Toronto is 10-1 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 29-10. They are 8-2 in their last 10 games. The Bucks have an overall record of 29-38 and a home record of 20-12. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They are averaging 99.6 points per game and surrendering 103.1, good for a point differential of -3.5. Milwaukee has a division record of 4-7 and a conference record of 19-21. In their last 10 games they are 5-5.
DeMar DeRozan comes into this contest averaging 23.8 points per game while playing 36.2 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 21.5 points per game in 37.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.4 assists per contest and 4.9 rebounds per game for Toronto. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Khris Middleton averages 18.6 points per game while playing 36.9 minutes per contest this year for the Bucks. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 4.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 16.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.6 rebounds per contest and 3.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Toronto averages 102.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 52.3 rebounds per game and 18.5 assists per game which ranks them 13th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 13.3 per game. The Raptors allow 98.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.6 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 21.6 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
Milwaukee averages 99.6 points per game this year which ranks them 23rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 4th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 14th in the NBA. They average 49.7 rebounds per game and 23.1 assists per contest which ranks them 25th and 8th respectively. In the turnover department the Bucks rank 25th with 15.3 per game. The Bucks allow 103.1 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 17th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.6 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 24 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. The Bucks force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the NBA.
The Raptors average 101 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 106.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 2.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 7 per contest. The Raptors have an offensive rating of 110 and a defensive rating of 105.2. In terms of pace they average 93.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Toronto turns the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Bucks score 102.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 108.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 8.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 0.7 points per game. The Bucks rating on offense is 104.6 and they have a defensive rating of 108.2. They get 94.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 19% of their shot attempts. Milwaukee turns the ball over on 14.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 34-29-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 35-27-2 against the over/under
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 35-31-1 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 35-31-1 against the over/under
Toronto Raptors Injuries
01/06/16 F DeMarre Carroll Knee out indefinitely
Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
12/14/15 PG Greivis Vasquez Ankle expected to miss 3-4 months
03/14/16 F John Henson Back "?" Tuesday vs. Toronto
03/10/16 G O.J. Mayo Ankle out for season
03/07/16 PG Michael Carter-Williams Hip out for season
02/29/16 F Steve Novak MCL out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Milwaukee
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