Toronto Raptors vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction, 2/16/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto Raptors vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Fox Sports Wisconsin
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto (+6.5)
The Milwaukee Bucks (16-11) host the Toronto Raptors (12-15) at Fiserv Forum on Tuesday. The spread on this matchup has Milwaukee as 6.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 233.
The Toronto Raptors stepped onto the hardwood against the Minnesota Timberwolves and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 116-112 in their last contest. Toronto ended the game having earned a 41.8% field goal percentage (38 out of 91) and buried 10 of 33 three-point shots. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Raptors knocked down 26 of 31 attempts for a percentage of 83.9%. When talking about rebounding, they collected 38 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 24 dimes for the game as well as earning 6 steals and 3 rejections. When discussing defending, Toronto allowed the other team to shoot 52.4% from the field on 43 of 82 shooting. Minnesota dished out 28 assists and had 6 steals in this matchup. Additionally, the Timberwolves pulled down 40 rebounds (5 offensive, 35 defensive) and got 8 blocked shots. Minnesota finished the contest at 73.7% at the free throw line by converting 14 of their 19 tries. They also made 16 of their 39 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Kyle Lowry is a guy who played a role in this contest. He walked away with 24 points on 6 of 12 shooting. He saw the court for 40:06 minutes and totaled 4 rebounds. Lowry finished shooting 50.0% from the field and also totaled 4 assists. Another guy that was a factor in the matchup for the Raptors was Fred VanVleet. He collected 3 boards and also collected 6 dimes. He finished the game shooting 38.1% from the floor for the game by shooting 8-of-21 (22 points). When the game finished, VanVleet was on the court for 37:51 minutes.
Toronto enters this contest with a mark of 12-15 this season. They turn it over 13.9 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 22.3 fouls every game. As a unit, Toronto is collecting 42.0 boards per game and has earned 674 dimes this season, which has them ranked 10th in the league in terms of passing. The Raptors are connecting on 38.6% on shots from beyond the arc (422 of 1,093) and 82.4% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 113.9 points per game (10th in basketball) while shooting 45.1% from the floor. Defensively, the Raptors are forcing 16.9 turnovers per game while drawing 19.8 personal fouls. The Raptors are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 45.9% (456 of 534) and they relinquish 44.9 rebounds per contest as a group. They currently rank 28th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 721 surrendered this year. They surrender 37.8% on shots from beyond the arc and they are ranked 16th in the league in points per game allowed (112.1).
When they last stepped on the court, the Milwaukee Bucks took a loss by a score of 114-109 against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Bucks were able to snag 35 defensive boards and 12 offensive rebounds totaling 47 in this game. They blocked 5 tries while getting 9 steals in this contest. The Thunder committed 14 fouls in this contest which got the Bucks to the free throw line for a total of 9 tries. They were able to bury 6 of them for a percentage of 66.7%. When it comes to shooting from downtown, Milwaukee made 13 of their 38 tries (34.2%). Overall, the Bucks finished the game shooting 45 for 97 from the field which had them sitting at 46.4%. The Bucks allowed the Thunder to bury 45 out of 95 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 47.4% in the game. They wrapped up this game 41.7% from distance by hitting 15 of 36 and walked away from this one shooting 9 out of 16 from the free throw line (56.3%). Concerning cleaning the glass, Milwaukee allowed Oklahoma City to snag 49 overall (12 offensive).
Giannis Antetokounmpo pitched in for the Bucks for the contest. He made 10 out of 18 for the matchup for a rate of 55.6%, which earned him 24 points. Antetokounmpo had 17 rebounds in his 35:56 mins of time on the hardwood and accumulated 10 assists in this contest. One more player that played a role for Milwaukee was Khris Middleton. He walked away with 23 points in 35:23 mins played by going 10 out of 22 from the floor in the game. Middleton wrapped this one up going 45.5% from the field and also earning 3 assists and 3 boards.
Milwaukee has a win-loss mark of 16-11 for the campaign. In terms of offensive execution, the Bucks are hitting on 49.2% from the field, which ranks 2nd in basketball. Milwaukee has accounted for 3,260 pts so far this year (120.7 per game) and they average 47.8 boards per contest. They are dishing out assists 26.5 times per contest (7th in the NBA) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.6 times per contest. The Bucks have committed 18.3 personal fouls every game and they connect on 73.0% from the charity stripe. The Bucks are ranked 19th in the NBA in PPG allowed with 112.6. The Milwaukee defense allows 38.7% on 3-pointers (390 of 1,007) and their opposition makes 77.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They surrender 24.3 assists and 43.0 rebounds per game, which has them ranked 13th and 9th in the league. They have forced 13.3 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.5% from the field (10th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Toronto (+6.5)
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