Toronto Raptors vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction, 3/19/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Toronto Raptors vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date: Sunday, March 19, 2023
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Bally Sports Wisconsin
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto (+10)
Fiserv Forum is the location where the Milwaukee Bucks will take on the Toronto Raptors on Sunday. Toronto opens as 10-point dogs. The over/under is 230.
The Raptors played the Thunder and walked away with a win by a score of 128-111 in their last game. When it comes to personal fouls, the Raptors ended up with 20 while the Thunder had 17 personal fouls. They also converted 13 out of their 31 tries from distance. Oklahoma City finished the contest at 90.0% from the free throw line by burying 18 of their 20 tries. Additionally, Oklahoma City grabbed 39 boards (11 offensive, 28 defensive) and earned 6 blocks. Oklahoma City doled out 18 dimes and had 5 steals in the game. In relation to the defense, Toronto let their opponent shoot 42.6% from the field on 40 of 94 shooting. They also distributed 29 assists in this game while forcing the other team into 13 turnovers and having 10 steals. When discussing getting rebounds, they compiled 59 with 19 of them being offensive. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Raptors converted 20 of their 28 attempts for a rate of 71.4%. Toronto finished the contest having earned a 48.5% field goal percentage (47 out of 97) and knocked down 14 out of their 32 3-pointers.
Pascal Siakam is a player who was a major factor for the contest. He accounted for 25 points on 9 of 19 shooting. He played for 34 mins and also snagged 14 rebounds. Siakam finished the contest at 47.4% from the floor and also earned 8 dimes.
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Toronto enters this game with a mark of 34-36 for the year. They currently have an average of 112.8 points per outing (22nd in the NBA) while shooting 45.6% from the floor. The Raptors are connecting on 33.9% on three-point attempts (761 of 2,243) and 78.2% from the free throw line. As a unit, Toronto is pulling down 42.9 boards per contest and has accounted for 1,652 assists this season, which ranks 24th in the league in terms of passing the ball. They lose possession via turnover 11.9 times per game and as a unit are committing 20.2 fouls per contest.
Defensively, the Raptors are forcing 16.6 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 20.1 personal fouls. They concede 37.7% on 3-point shots and they are ranked 6th in the NBA in points per game from their opponents (112.1). The Raptors defense is allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 49.2% (2,843 of 5,782) and they surrender 42.3 rebounds per game as a team. They are currently ranked 25th in the NBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,827 conceded on the campaign.
In their last game, the Bucks went home defeated by a final of 139-123 when they faced the Pacers. In the matter of rebounding, Milwaukee allowed Indiana to collect 42 in total (8 offensive). They went 47.8% from distance by hitting 22 out of 46 and walked away from this one shooting 9 out of 15 from the free throw line (60.0%). The Bucks allowed the Pacers to bury 54 of their 97 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 55.7% in this contest. When the game finished, the Bucks walked away from this one shooting 47 for 89 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 52.8%. Pertaining to shooting from 3-point land, Milwaukee converted 11 out of 32 attempts (34.4%). They were able to convert 18 of the free throws for a clip of 69.2%. The Pacers had 20 personal fouls in the game which got the Bucks to the free throw line for 26 attempts. They coughed up the ball 12 times, while getting 5 steals in this game. The Bucks corralled 35 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards for a total of 44 for the matchup.
Giannis Antetokounmpo was important for the Bucks for the contest. Antetokounmpo recorded 25 points in his 27 minutes on the hardwood and had 5 dimes for the contest. He made 10 of 17 for this game for a field goal percentage of 58.8%, and had 9 rebounds.
Milwaukee has a record of 50-20 for the campaign. When it comes to offense, the Bucks are shooting 46.9% from the floor, which is ranked 20th in the league. Milwaukee has tallied 8,136 points for the season (116.2 per game) and they collect 48.9 boards per contest. They are getting an assist 25.2 times per contest (13th in the league) and they turn it over 14.7 times per game. The Bucks commit 18.3 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 74.3% from the free throw line.
The Bucks are ranked 9th in basketball in points allowed per game with 112.4. They are able to force 12.0 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 45.2% from the field (2nd in basketball). The Milwaukee defense gives up 34.9% on shots from behind the 3-point line (832 of 2,382) and opponents are knocking down 77.9% of their shots from the charity stripe. They allow 23.2 assists and 44.4 rebounds every game, ranking them 4th and 20th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Milwaukee (-10)
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