Milwaukee Bucks at Toronto Raptors NBA Picks 1/31/2019
Thursday, January 31, 2019
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The Milwaukee Bucks travel to Scotiabank Arena to play the Toronto Raptors on Thursday, January 31, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto as 3 point favorites.
The Bucks have a record of 36-13. They are 1st in the Central Division. They have a point differential of 9.7 as they average 117.2 points per game while giving up 107.6 per contest. The Raptors have an overall mark of 37-15. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They total 114.1 points per contest and give up 108.7, which is a point differential of 5.4.
Valuable Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 26-20-2 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 22-26-0 against the over/under
Important Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 23-28-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 30-22-0 against the over/under
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
01/29/19 G Malcolm Brogdon Back is questionable Thursday vs Toronto
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
12/14/18 C Jonas Valanciunas Thumb is out 4-6 weeks
Khris Middleton averages 17.3 points per game in 31.1 minutes per contest. He averages 4.2 assists per contest and 5.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%. Giannis Antetokounmpo comes into this contest averaging 26.5 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 12.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 57% while his free throw percentage is at 71%.
Kawhi Leonard averages 27.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 35.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.9 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 86%. Kyle Lowry averages 14.2 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 9.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bucks allow 107.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 1st and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.3 rebounds a game which ranks 13th, and they give up 24.4 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league. Milwaukee averages 117.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 9.7 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 48.8 rebounds per game and 26.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 1st and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 13.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Raptors surrender 108.7 points per contest, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 18th with 24.5 assists allowed per contest, and 17th with 44.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Raptors are 21st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per game. Toronto is 7th in the league with 114.1 points per game this year. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 5.4. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 17th in the NBA. They are 17th in the league in rebounding with 45.0 boards per game and 15th in assists per contest with 24.4. The Raptors are 22nd in turnovers per game with 13.2.
The Bucks are 6th in the NBA in offensive rating with 114, and their defensive rating of 104.6 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 102.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 2nd. As a team they are 2nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league. Milwaukee is 15th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 30th in the league.
Toronto is 22nd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 24th in the NBA. The Raptors are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 108.3, and their offensive rating of 113.7 is ranked 7th. They are 15th in the NBA in pace with 99.3 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 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Bucks/Raptors NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Toronto -3
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