Milwaukee Bucks vs Toronto Raptors Prediction, 1/27/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Bucks vs Toronto Raptors
Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Location: Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (-5.5)
The Milwaukee Bucks (10-6) travel to Amalie Arena on Wednesday where they'll meet the Toronto Raptors (7-10). The spread on this game has Milwaukee as 5.5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 223.
The Milwaukee Bucks played the Atlanta Hawks and walked away with a win by a score of 129-115 in their last contest. Milwaukee ended the game having earned a 54.9% FG percentage (50 out of 91) and made 10 of 31 three-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Bucks made 19 of 27 shots for a percentage of 70.4%. When it comes to rebounding, they earned a total of 52 with 16 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 32 assists in this game in addition to getting 4 steals and 2 blocks. In the matter of the defense, Milwaukee let their opponent shoot 50.6% from the field on 42 of 83 shooting. Atlanta earned 27 dimes and had 8 steals for this contest. Furthurmore, the Hawks grabbed 27 rebounds (5 offensive, 22 defensive) and had 4 blocks. Atlanta finished the game shooting 77.3% when shooting free throws by making 17 of their 22 tries. They buried 14 of their 39 tries from distance.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is a guy who was important in the game. He ended up walking away with 27 points on 9 out of 13 shooting. He played 36:22 mins played and also collected 14 boards. Antetokounmpo went 69.2% from the floor and totaled 8 dimes. Someone else that played a role in the matchup for the Bucks was Bobby Portis. He grabbed 6 boards and earned 2 assists. He shot 56.3% from the floor for the matchup by shooting 9-of-16 (21 points). When all was said and done, Portis was on the court for 26:38 minutes.
Milwaukee steps onto the court with a record of 10-6 on the year. The Bucks are shooting 39.5% on three-point shots (242 of 613) and 73.3% from the free throw line. They have an average of 120.1 points per contest (1st in basketball) while going 49.0% from the field. They turn it over 14.4 times per game and as a group they commit 18.6 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Milwaukee is snagging 47.8 boards per game and is sitting with 421 assists this season, which ranks 11th in the league in terms of passing. Defensively, the Bucks are able to force 14.1 turnovers per game while drawing 18.9 fouls. They rank 7th in basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 373 surrendered this season. The Bucks defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 45.5% (225 of 303) and they surrender 42.6 rebounds per game as a group. They are giving up 38.4% on 3-point shots and they are ranked 16th in basketball in PPG allowed (111.0).
When they last played, the Toronto Raptors went home defeated by a final of 129-114 when they faced the Indiana Pacers. The Raptors earned 26 defensive boards and 13 offensive boards for a total of 39 in this game. They also stuffed 6 attempts while recording 9 steals for the contest. The Pacers were called for 25 fouls in this contest which got the Raptors to the free throw line for a total of 27 attempts. They were able to make 24 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 88.9%. When it comes to three-point shots, Toronto buried 14 of 38 attempts (36.8%). When all was said and done, the Raptors shot 38 for 93 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 40.9%. The Raptors permitted the Pacers to make 40 of their 78 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 51.3% for this game. They finished 41.4% from downtown by going 12 out of 29 and ended up shooting 37 out of 45 from the free throw line (82.2%). In relation to rebounding, Toronto allowed Indiana to grab 45 in total (7 on the offensive side).
Fred VanVleet pitched in for the Raptors for the contest. He knocked down 11 out of 21 for the matchup for a field goal percentage of 52.4%, which earned him 25 points. VanVleet pulled down 4 boards in his 34:53 mins of time on the hardwood and had 6 assists for this game. Another guy that was important for Toronto was Norman Powell. He was able to score 24 points in his 39:32 minutes played by going 8 out of 19 from the floor for this game. Powell ended up shooting 42.1% from the floor as well as collecting 6 assists and 6 boards.
Toronto has a win-loss mark of 7-10 so far this year. The Raptors have committed 22.0 fouls every game and they go 80.4% from the charity stripe. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 24.5 times per game (16th in basketball) and they are giving up possession 15.0 times per contest. Toronto has scored 1,878 points on the campaign (110.5 per contest) and they snag 43.2 rebounds per game. As an offense, the Raptors are hitting on 43.8% from the floor, which is ranked 27th in basketball. The Raptors are ranked 9th in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 109.5. They are forcing 16.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 45.2% from the field (7th in the league). The Toronto defense allows 36.4% on 3-point attempts (225 of 618) and their opponents are knocking down 79.2% of their shots from the free throw line. They have allowed 26.1 assists and 45.1 rebounds per contest, which is ranked 25th and 13th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Milwaukee (-5.5)
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