Toronto Raptors vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction, 1/5/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Toronto Raptors vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date: Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Bally Sports WI
Fiserv Forum is where the Milwaukee Bucks (25-14) will take on the Toronto Raptors (16-17) on Wednesday.
The Raptors took the court against the Knicks and took home the win by a score of 120-105 in their last contest. Regarding personal fouls, the Raptors ended up with 27 while the Knicks recorded 17 personal fouls. They also made 12 of 36 shots from distance. New York finished the contest at 82.1% at the free throw line by knocking down 23 of their 28 attempts. On top of that, New York snagged 23 boards (7 offensive, 16 defensive) and added 5 rejections. New York doled out 30 dimes and had 22 steals in this matchup. In regard to defense, Toronto let their opponent shoot 44.9% from the field on 35 out of 78 shooting. They also doled out 21 assists for this game while forcing 4 turnovers and earning 9 steals. With respect to pulling down rebounds, they collected a total of 44 with 11 of them being offensive. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Raptors buried 25 of their 30 attempts for a rate of 83.3%. Toronto walked away from the game with a 47.7% FG percentage (41 of 86) and made 13 out of their 34 3-point attempts.
Fred VanVleet is one player who was a factor for this contest. He ended up walking away with 35 points on 11 out of 17 shooting. He was on the court for 31 minutes played and also pulled down 5 rebounds. VanVleet finished the game shooting 64.7% from the field and dished out 5 assists.
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Toronto will enter this matchup with a record of 16-17 this year. They turn the ball over 12.6 times per contest and as a team they are committing 19.8 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Toronto is collecting 44.6 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 713 assists so far this season, which ranks 30th in the league in terms of passing. The Raptors are shooting 34.2% on shots from beyond the arc (386 of 1,130) and 76.7% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 106.9 points per outing (21st in the league) while shooting 43.9% from the floor.
On the defensive end, the Raptors are able to force 16.0 turnovers per game while drawing 18.0 personal fouls. They are 3rd in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 800 surrendered on the season. The Raptors defense is giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 45.7% (1,269 of 2,777) and they surrender 44.4 rebounds per game as a unit. They concede 36.1% from 3-point land and they are ranked 11th in the NBA in points per game allowed (106.7).
For their last game, the Bucks took a loss by a score of 115-106 when they faced the Pistons. In regard to rebounding, Milwaukee permitted Detroit to pull down 38 in all (9 on the offensive side). They went 41.9% from downtown by connecting on 18 out of 43 and ended up going 9 out of 14 from the free throw line (64.3%). The Bucks permitted the Pistons to make 44 of their 91 tries from the field which left them shooting 48.4% for the game. In all, the Bucks walked away from this one shooting 39 out of 92 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 42.4%. Pertaining to 3-pointers, Milwaukee buried 11 of 46 tries (23.9%). They were able to bury 17 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 77.3%. The Pistons had 13 fouls for the contest which took the Bucks to the free throw line for 22 attempts. They gave up possession of the ball 8 times, while earning 9 steals for this contest. The Bucks pulled down 36 defensive boards and 11 offensive rebounds for a total of 47 in this matchup.
Jrue Holiday was important for the Bucks for the contest. Holiday earned 29 points in his 35 minutes on the hardwood and had 5 dimes in this contest. He buried 11 out of 19 for this game for a rate of 57.9%, and had 5 rebounds.
Milwaukee has a mark of 25-14 for the year. The Bucks are committing 17.5 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 76.5% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 23.1 times per contest (20th in the NBA) and they lose possession via turnover 13.9 times per contest. Milwaukee has earned 4,371 points for the year (112.1 per contest) and they collect 47.0 boards per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Bucks are connecting on 45.7% from the floor, which is ranked 15th in the league.
The Milwaukee defense surrenders 33.8% on 3-pointers (554 of 1,638) and their opposition makes 75.7% of their free throw shots. They have allowed 24.6 assists and 44.7 total rebounds per game, which is 23rd and 14th in basketball. The Bucks on the defensive side of the court are 17th in the league in points allowed per contest with 107.8. They are forcing their opponents into 13.9 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.1% from the floor (6th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Toronto
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