Milwaukee Bucks vs Toronto Raptors Predictions, NBA Picks 2/25/2020
Game: Milwaukee Bucks vs Toronto Raptors
Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee -2
Khris Middleton and the Milwaukee Bucks (48-8, 1st in the Central Division) head to Scotiabank Arena on Tuesday where they'll meet the Toronto Raptors (42-15, 1st in the Atlantic Division). The spread on this matchup has Milwaukee as 2 point favorites. The O/U opens at 230.5.
The Bucks are covering the spread 58.9% of the time, having gone 33-23-0 ATS. Toronto is covering 57.9% of the time, going 33-24-0 against the spread.
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
02/23/20 C Brook Lopez Back is OUT Monday vs Washington
02/22/20 SG Kyle Korver Back is questionable Monday vs Washington
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
02/23/20 SG Patrick McCaw Illness is questionable Tuesday vs Milwaukee
02/20/20 C Marc Gasol Hamstring is out indefinitely
02/19/20 SF Norman Powell Finger is out indefinitely
Khris Middleton comes into this game averaging 20.7 points per contest while playing 29.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is 91%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 30.0 points per contest in 30.9 minutes per game. He averages 5.8 assists per game and 13.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 55% for the season while his free throw percentage is 62%.
Pascal Siakam scores 23.7 points per contest while playing 34.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 7.5 rebounds per contest and has 3.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Kyle Lowry averages 19.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 36.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.8 rebounds per game and has 7.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee averages 119.7 points per contest, which is 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 12.4 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 2nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 51.9 boards per contest and 26.2 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 16th with 14.6 per game. The Bucks allow 107.3 points per contest, which is 6th in the NBA. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 19th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.9 rebounds a game which ranks 20th, and they allow 23.9 assists per game which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto is 10th in the NBA with 113.3 points per contest this season. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 7.21. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 3rd in the league. They are 13th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.5 boards per contest and 9th in assists per game with 25.7. The Raptors are 17th in turnovers per contest with 14.6. The Raptors give up 106.1 points per game, which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 2nd and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 25.3 dimes allowed per game and 23rd with 46.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Raptors are 29th in the league in forcing turnovers with 17.1 per contest this year.
The Bucks are 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.7, and their defensive rating of 101.9 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 105.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league. Milwaukee is 20th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 30th in the league.
Toronto is 17th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 29th in the NBA. The Raptors are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 104.7, and their offensive rating of 111.8 is ranked 2nd. They are 13th in the NBA in pace with 100.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 7th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Bucks/Raptors NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Toronto +2
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