Saturday, March 4, 2017
BMO Harris Bradley Center
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The Toronto Raptors head to BMO Harris Bradley Center to take on the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday, March 4, 2017. The opening line for this game has Toronto as 2.5 point favorites.
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The Raptors come into this game with an overall record of 36-25. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.0 as they are averaging 108.0 points per game while giving up 104.0 per contest. The Bucks have an overall record of 26-33. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They are averaging 105.1 points per game and surrendering 105.3, good for a point differential of -0.2.
DeMar DeRozan comes into this game averaging 27.8 points per contest while playing 35.6 minutes per night so far this year for the Raptors. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per contest and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Serge Ibaka averages 15.3 points per game in 30.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 6.9 rebounds per game for Toronto. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 23.2 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per contest this year for the Bucks. He grabs 8.6 rebounds per game and has 5.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Greg Monroe averages 11.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 22 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.7 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
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Toronto averages 108 points per contest this season which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 42.7 rebounds per game and 18.3 assists per game which ranks them 25th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 12.2 per game. The Raptors allow 104 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.7 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 21.9 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league.
Milwaukee averages 105.1 points per game this year which ranks them 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.24 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 2nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 41 rebounds per game and 24.6 assists per contest which ranks them 29th and 5th respectively. In the turnover department the Bucks rank 14th with 14.1 per game. The Bucks allow 105.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 19th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 42.6 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 24.2 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. The Bucks force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the NBA.
The Raptors have an offensive rating of 113.2 and a defensive rating of 109. In terms of pace they average 95 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Toronto turns the ball over an average of 11.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Bucks rating on offense is 109.6 and they have a defensive rating of 109.9. They get 95.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. Milwaukee turns the ball over on 13.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 33-27-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 33-28-0 against the over/under
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 23-36-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 35-23-1 against the over/under
Toronto Raptors Injuries
02/25/17 PG Kyle Lowry Wrist out indefinitely
Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
02/28/17 F Michael Beasley Knee out indefinitely
02/09/17 F Jabari Parker ACL out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Toronto -2.5
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