Raptors vs. Bucks NBA Prediction
One of the more intriguing matchups in the NBA on Wednesday night will take place in Milwaukee where the Bucks will host the Raptors at 8:00 p.m. ET. With the Bucks laying 7.5 points as a home favorite and the total sitting at 225.5, what’s the smart play for bettors when it comes to this matchup?
545 Toronto Raptors (+7.5) at 546 Milwaukee Bucks (-7.5); o/u 225.5
8:00 p.m. ET, Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Venue: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, WI
Toronto Raptors DFS Notes
Fred VanVleet hit 12-of-23 shots and seven 3-pointers on his way to 33 points, two rebounds, seven assists, two steals and zero turnovers in Tuesday's easy 129-104 win over the Spurs. FVV is on fire as he had 35 points and seven triples on Sunday and is now averaging a stout 31.4 points, 8.4 assists, 2.0 steals and 6.0 3-pointers over his last five games. And perhaps his most impressive recent stat is the fact he's committed just one total turnover in his last four games played. Get it, Fred.
Milwaukee Bucks DFS Notes
Giannis Antetokounmpo hit 11-of-21 shots and 9-of-13 free throws on his way to 31 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists and a steal in Monday's surprising 115-106 loss to the Pistons. We're still not sure what happened here but the 25-win Bucks were basically at full strength at home and got waxed by the seven-win Pistons tonight. Giannis was great and the Bucks got solid contributions from Khris Middleton, Bobby Portis and Jrue Holiday but it was all for nothing.
Raptors vs. Bucks NBA Betting Prediction
The Raptors are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games in Milwaukee and have covered in four of their last five games versus the Bucks overall. They’re also a perfect 4-0 against the spread in their last four games, are 4-0 against the number in their last four games playing on no rest and are 8-1 ATS in their last nine games when facing an opponent with a winning record.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: TORONTO RAPTORS +7.5