Bucks vs. Raptors Prediction
Will the Raptors snap their current losing streak when they host the Bucks tonight at 7:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Raptors are 4-point home favorites versus the Bucks while the over/under currently sits at 213.5 points. As of this writing, neither the point spread nor the total have moved off the opening numbers.
The Bucks have lost six of their last seven games, including a 114-109 defeat versus the 76ers on Wednesday. In that loss, Giannis Antetokounmpo was held to just 17 points on 7-of-19 shooting from the field. He finished with 12 rebounds, five assists and four steals in 39 minutes as well. Greg Monroe also scored a season-high 28 points in that win over Philadelphia.
The Raptors have lost five-straight games, including on the road against the 76ers, Hornets and the Grizzlies, as well as home losses to the Suns and Spurs. In that 101-99 defeat in Memphis, DeMarre Carroll scored 11 points with six rebounds and two assists, while Jared Sullinger finished with no points on 0-of-6 shooting.
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OUR PREDICTION: The Bucks are 0-4 against the spread in their last four games versus the Raptors and are 1-6 against the number in their last seven games overall. They're also just 1-4 against the spread in their last five games playing on one day of rest and are winless at 0-4 against the spread in their last four road games. The Raptors, meanwhile, have covered in 16 of their last 22 games against Eastern Conference opponents and are 8-3 against the number in their last 11 home games versus a team with a losing road record.
FRIDAY NBA PREDICTION: TORONTO RAPTORS -4