Milwaukee Bucks at Toronto Raptors NBA Picks & Predictions 12/9/2018
Sunday, December 9, 2018
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The Milwaukee Bucks head to Scotiabank Arena to take on the Toronto Raptors on Sunday, December 9, 2018. The opening line for this game has Toronto as 5 point favorites.
The Bucks have a record of 16-8. They are 1st in the Central Division. They have a point differential of 9.8 as they average 120.0 points per game while giving up 110.2 per contest. The Raptors have an overall mark of 21-6. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They total 116.0 points per contest and give up 108.0, which is a point differential of 8.0.
Valuable Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 12-12-0 against the spread this season
The Milwaukee Bucks are 15-9-0 against the over/under this year
Important Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 13-14-0 against the spread this season
The Toronto Raptors are 16-11-0 against the over/under this year
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
12/07/18 PG George Hill Acquired doubtful Sunday vs Toronto
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
11/06/18 SF Norman Powell Shoulder is out indefinitely
Khris Middleton comes into this game averaging 18.1 points per contest while playing 30.6 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 86%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 26.8 points per contest in 33.8 minutes per game. He averages 6.0 assists per game and 13.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 58% for the season while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Kawhi Leonard scores 26.4 points per contest while playing 34.5 minutes per game. He hauls in 8.3 rebounds per contest and has 3.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Kyle Lowry averages 14.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.3 rebounds per game and has 10.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee averages 120.0 points per contest, which is 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 9.8 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 3rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 50.5 boards per contest and 26.9 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 9th with 15.0 per game. The Bucks allow 110.2 points per contest, which is 14th in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 17th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.3 rebounds a game which ranks 8th, and they allow 24.1 assists per game which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto is 5th in the NBA with 116.0 points per contest this season. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 8.04. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 23rd in the league. They are 12th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.8 boards per contest and 8th in assists per game with 25.2. The Raptors are 17th in turnovers per contest with 14.2. The Raptors give up 108.0 points per game, which ranks them 7th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 6th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 18th with 24.1 dimes allowed per game and 13th with 44.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Raptors are 20th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.0 per contest this year.
The Bucks are 2nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 115.1, and their defensive rating of 105.7 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 103.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 2nd. As a team they are 2nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league. Milwaukee is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 21st in the league.
Toronto is 15th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 27th in the NBA. The Raptors are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 106.7, and their offensive rating of 114.6 is ranked 7th. They are 13th in the NBA in pace with 100 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 3rd. As a unit they are 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Bucks/Raptors NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Milwaukee +5
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