Milwaukee Bucks at Toronto Raptors NBA Picks & Predictions 1/1/2018
Monday, January 1, 2018
Air Canada Centre
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The Milwaukee Bucks travel to Air Canada Centre to play the Toronto Raptors on Monday, January 1, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto as 6.5 point favorites.
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The Bucks come into this game with an overall record of 19-15. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.4 as they are averaging 104.8 points per game while giving up 105.2 per contest. The Raptors have an overall record of 24-10. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 110.6 points per game and surrendering 102.8, good for a point differential of 7.8.
Valuable Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 14-15-5 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 21-13-0 against the over/un=DEr
Important Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 20-14-0 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 16-18-0 against the over/un=DEr
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
11/21/17 F Mirza Teletovic Lung is out indefinitely
10/16/17 F Jabari Parker Knee is out indefinitely
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
12/29/17 F Serge Ibaka Suspension Served is probable Monday vs Milwaukee
Giannis Antetokounmpo comes into this contest averaging 29.1 points per game while playing 38.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Bucks. He pulls down 10.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Khris Middleton averages 20.5 points per game in 37.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.4 assists per contest and 5.2 rebounds per game for Milwaukee. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
DeMar DeRozan averages 24.1 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest this year for the Raptors. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 4.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Kyle Lowry averages 15.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.1 rebounds per contest and 7.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee averages 104.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.38 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 38.7 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per game, which ranks them 30th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover =DEpartment they rank 29th with 13.3 per game. The Bucks allow 105.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc, ranking them 21st and 30th in those =DEfensive categories. Opponents average 42.3 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 21.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto is 4th in the league with 110.6 points per game this year. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 7.85. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 26th in the NBA. They are 19th in the league in rebounding with 42.5 boards per game, and 13th in assists per contest with 22.8. The Raptors are 23rd in turnovers per game with 14. The Raptors surren=DEr 102.8 points per contest, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their =DEfense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 5th in those =DEfensive statistics. They rank 13th with 21.9 assists allowed per contest and 7th with 41.9 rebounds surren=DEred per game. The Raptors are 28th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.1 per game this season.
The Bucks are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 109.8, and their offensive rating of 109.4 is ranked 8th. They are 20th in the NBA in pace with 95.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 7th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the NBA. Milwaukee is 26th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 8th in the NBA.
Toronto is 24th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 26th in the NBA. The Raptors are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 104.8, and their offensive rating of 112.8 is ranked 25th. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 5th. As a unit they are 5th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Bucks/Raptors NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Toronto -6.5
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