Toronto Raptors vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction, 8/10/2020 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto Raptors vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date: Monday, August 10, 2020
Location: HP Field House in Orlando, Florida
Khris Middleton and the Milwaukee Bucks (55-15, 1st in the Central Division) host the Toronto Raptors (49-19, 1st in the Atlantic Division) at HP Field House on Monday. The Raptors are covering the spread 56.7% of the time, having gone 38-29-1 ATS. Milwaukee is covering 54.3% of the time, going 38-32-0 against the spread.
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
08/06/20 SG Patrick McCaw Knee is out indefinitely
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Pascal Siakam averages 23.1 points per game in 35.4 minutes per contest. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 7.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%. Kyle Lowry comes into this contest averaging 19.5 points per game while playing 36.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 29.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 13.7 rebounds per contest and 5.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 63%. Khris Middleton averages 21.1 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per contest. He grabs 6.2 rebounds per game and has 4.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Raptors allow 106.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 2nd and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.1 rebounds a game which ranks 25th, and they give up 25.6 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 16.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league. Toronto averages 112.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 45.2 rebounds per game and 25.2 assists per contest, which ranks them 12th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 14.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bucks surrender 108.3 points per contest, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 24.0 assists allowed per contest, and 21st with 45.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bucks are 13th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game. Milwaukee is 1st in the league with 118.9 points per game this year. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 10.6. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 16th in the NBA. They are 1st in the league in rebounding with 51.8 boards per game and 6th in assists per contest with 25.9. The Bucks are 11th in turnovers per game with 15.0.
The Raptors are 14th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.1, and their defensive rating of 105 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 100.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 9th. As a team they are 8th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league. Toronto is 14th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 29th in the league.
Milwaukee is 16th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 30th in the NBA. The Bucks are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 102.6, and their offensive rating of 112.7 is ranked 1st. They are 1st in the NBA in pace with 105.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 1st. As a unit they are 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Raptors/Bucks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Toronto
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