Toronto Raptors at Milwaukee Bucks NBA Picks & Predictions 1/5/2019
Saturday, January 5, 2019
Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center
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The Toronto Raptors travel to Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center to play the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday, January 5, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee as 1 point favorites.
The Raptors have a record of 28-12. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of 5.1 as they average 113.0 points per game while giving up 107.9 per contest. The Bucks have an overall mark of 26-10. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They total 117.0 points per contest and give up 107.6, which is a point differential of 9.3.
Valuable Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 17-22-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 23-17-0 against the over/under
Important Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 20-15-1 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 18-18-0 against the over/under
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
12/14/18 C Jonas Valanciunas Thumb is out 4-6 weeks
01/03/19 PG Kyle Lowry Back is questionable Saturday vs Milwaukee
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
12/23/18 F Ersan Ilyasova Nose is out indefinitely
Kawhi Leonard comes into this contest averaging 27.1 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 8.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 85%. Serge Ibaka averages 15.9 points per game in 28.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 7.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Khris Middleton averages 17.9 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.8 rebounds per game and has 4.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 26.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 12.6 rebounds per contest and 6.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto averages 113.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 45.2 rebounds per game and 23.7 assists per game, which ranks them 13th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 13.2 per game. The Raptors allow 107.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 10th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.5 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 24.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee is 1st in the league with 117.0 points per game this year. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 9.3. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 20th in the NBA. They are 1st in the league in rebounding with 49.7 boards per game, and 5th in assists per contest with 26.2. The Bucks are 16th in turnovers per game with 14.2. The Bucks surrender 107.6 points per contest, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 19th in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 24.1 assists allowed per contest and 14th with 44.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bucks are 9th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.1 per game.
The Raptors are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 108.2, and their offensive rating of 113.3 is ranked 10th. They are 19th in the NBA in pace with 98.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 4th. As a unit they are 7th 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. Toronto is 23rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the NBA.
Milwaukee is 14th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 30th in the NBA. The Bucks are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 104.7, and their offensive rating of 113.7 is ranked 3rd. They are 5th in the NBA in pace with 102.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 1st. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 2nd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Raptors/Bucks NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Milwaukee -1
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