Milwaukee Bucks vs Toronto Raptors 12/2/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Milwaukee Bucks vs Toronto Raptors
Date: Thursday, December 2, 2021
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
Scotiabank Arena is where the Toronto Raptors (9-13) will attempt to defeat the Milwaukee Bucks (13-8) on Thursday.
The Bucks stepped onto the hardwood against the Pacers and went home with a win by a final score of 118-100 in their last game. In the matter of fouls, the Bucks ended up with 14 while the Pacers finished the game with 13 fouls. They knocked down 12 of 45 attempts from 3-point land. Indiana finished shooting 75.0% from the charity stripe by knocking down 12 of 16 attempts. In addition, Indiana snagged 33 boards (12 offensive, 21 defensive) and had 3 rejections. Indiana totaled 45 dimes and had 21 steals for the contest. In regard to defense, Milwaukee allowed their opponent to shoot 41.3% from the field on 38 out of 92 shooting. They also recorded 27 dimes in this game in addition to forcing 2 turnovers and earning 7 steals. When talking about grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 52 with 13 of them being of the offensive variety. At the free throw line, the Bucks converted 18 of their 22 attempts for a percentage of 81.8%. Milwaukee finished the contest having earned a 51.1% field goal percentage (46 of 90) and made 8 of 35 3-pointers.
Jrue Holiday is a player who came through in the matchup. He racked up 23 points on 11 of 21 shooting. He played 31 mins and snagged 7 rebounds. Holiday shot 52.4% from the field and also recorded 9 assists.
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Milwaukee will enter this matchup with a win-loss record of 13-8 for the year. They currently have an average of 109.9 points per contest (9th in the NBA) while going 45.3% from the field. The Bucks are shooting 36.1% on three-point shots (305 of 845) and 73.5% from the free throw line. As a team, Milwaukee is grabbing 47.5 rebounds per game and has accounted for 478 dimes on the year, which ranks 19th in the league in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 14.3 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 17.5 personal fouls per contest.
Defensively, the Bucks have forced 13.0 turnovers every game and they draw 18.6 personal fouls. They are surrendering 31.7% on shots from distance while they are 14th in basketball in points per game from their opponents (106.2). The Bucks defense is allowing a FG percentage of 43.1% (834 of 1,936) and they relinquish 46.1 boards per contest as a basketball team. They are ranked 5th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 457 surrendered on the season.
For their last game, the Raptors took a loss by a score of 98-91 when they faced the Grizzlies. The Raptors snagged 33 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards totaling 44 for this contest. They coughed it up 18 times, while getting 7 steals in this contest. The Grizzlies earned 17 fouls for this game which took the Raptors to the free throw line for a total of 12 tries. They were able to bury 9 of those for a percentage of 75.0%. With respect to shooting from 3-point land, Toronto made 10 of their 39 tries (25.6%). At the conclusion of this game, the Raptors shot 36 for 91 from the field which gave them a percentage of 39.6%. The Raptors allowed the Grizzlies to bury 36 of 93 attempts from the field which left them with a rate of 38.7% in the game. They shot 29.4% from distance by connecting on 10 out of 34 and finished the game at 16 of 19 at the free throw line (84.2%). When it comes to how they cleaned up the glass, Toronto allowed Memphis to snag 36 overall (18 on the offensive glass).
Scottie Barnes was important for the Raptors in the matchup. Barnes racked up 19 points in his 38 minutes on the hardwood and earned 3 dimes in the matchup. He converted 8 of 16 in the game for a field goal rate of 50.0%, and had 7 rebounds.
Toronto has a win-loss mark of 9-13 so far this season. The Raptors commit 19.4 personal fouls every game and they go 77.9% from the charity stripe. They are getting an assist 20.5 times per game (29th in basketball) and they turn the ball over 13.0 times per game. Toronto has totaled 2,315 pts so far this season (105.2 per game) and they average 44.2 rebounds per game. As an offense, the Raptors are connecting on 43.5% from the floor, which is ranked 23rd in the NBA.
The Raptors are ranked 15th in the league in PPG given up with 106.3. They are able to force 16.6 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 46.3% from the floor (23rd in the NBA). The Toronto defense gives up 35.8% on shots from beyond the perimeter (276 of 772) and their opposition makes 80.5% of their shots from the free throw line. They have conceded 24.2 assists and 43.6 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks them 20th and 6th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Toronto
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