Saturday, April 15, 2017
Air Canada Centre
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The Milwaukee Bucks head to Air Canada Centre to take on the Toronto Raptors on Saturday, April 15, 2017 in Game 1 of their Playoff series. The opening line for this game has Toronto as 6.5 point favorites.
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The Bucks finished the regular season with an overall record of 42-40. They were 2nd in the Central Division. They had a point differential of -0.2 as they averaged 103.6 points per game while giving up 103.8 per contest. The Raptors had a regular season record of 51-31. They finished the year 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They averaged 106.9 points per game and surrendered 102.6, good for a point differential of 4.3.
Valuable Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 36-46-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 42-38-2 against the over/under
Important Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 44-36-2 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 44-38-0 against the over/under
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
02/09/17 F Jabari Parker ACL out for season
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
04/13/17 G DeMar DeRozan Illness is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Milwaukee
Giannis Antetokounmpo comes into this game averaging 22.9 points per contest while playing 35.6 minutes per night so far this year for the Bucks. He pulls down 8.7 rebounds per contest and dishes out 5.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is currently at 77%. Greg Monroe averages 11.7 points per game in 22.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 6.6 rebounds per game for Milwaukee. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
DeMar DeRozan averages 27.3 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per contest this year for the Raptors. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Kyle Lowry averages 22.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
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Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee averages 103.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.18 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 40.4 rebounds per game and 24.2 assists per game which ranks them 29th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 14 per game. The Bucks allow 103.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.5 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 24.1 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto averages 106.9 points per game this year which ranks them 10th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.21 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 11th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 13th in the NBA. They average 43.2 rebounds per game and 18.5 assists per contest which ranks them 19th and 30th respectively. In the turnover department the Raptors rank 27th with 12.7 per game. The Raptors allow 102.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 12th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 42.1 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 21.8 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. The Raptors force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the NBA.
The Bucks have an offensive rating of 109.1 and a defensive rating of 109.3. In terms of pace they average 94.5 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Milwaukee turns the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Raptors rating on offense is 112.3 and they have a defensive rating of 107.8. They get 94.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Toronto turns the ball over on 11.8 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Who will win tonight's Bucks/Raptors NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Milwaukee +6.5
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