Bucks vs. Raptors Prediction
The top teams in the Eastern Conference square off tonight when the Toronto Raptors play host to the Milwaukee Bucks at 8PM ET. Which team will come away with the win?
573 Milwaukee Bucks vs. 574 Toronto Raptors
Thursday, January 30, 2019
8PM ET – Scotiabank Arena
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Raptors are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -2.5 points against the Bucks. The over/under total for the game is currently listed at 229 points. The public betting for this game currently has 65 percent going on Toronto at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Bucks staying in the mix
Milwaukee is coming off a 115-105 win at Detroit for its seventh win in eight games. Despite the wins, the Bucks are just 1-3-1 against the spread in their last five games. Milwaukee is 36-13 on the season, 14-9 on the road, 27-19-3 against the spread and 25-24 with the under.
The Bucks rank second in the NBA in offense, averaging 117.2 points per game while shooting 48 percent from the field. Defensively, Milwaukee is allowing just 107.6 points per game while limiting opponents to 43.2 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is leading the team with 26.5 points, 12.6 rebounds and 5.9 assists per game while Khris Middleton is adding 17.3 points, 5.7 rebounds and 4.2 assists per contest.
Raptors in a funk
Toronto is coming off a 123-120 win at Dallas, but failed to cover the spread. The Raptors had lost their two games prior to that as well. The Raptors are now 37-15 on the season, 21-4 at home, 23-29 against the spread and 30-22 with the over.
The Raptors are putting up 114.1 points per game on offense this season while shooting 47.2 percent from the field. Defensively, Toronto is giving up 108.7 points per game while holding opponents to 45.3 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is leading the team with 27.9 points and 7.9 rebounds per game while Serge Ibaka is adding 16.1 points and 7.6 rebounds per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Bucks are 5-1 against the spread in their last six games against Atlantic Division opponents and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 1 day of rest.
The Raptors are 5-2 against the spread in their last seven home games, but 0-5 ATS in their last five games playing on 3 days of rest or more.
The Bucks have been a tough opponent for the Raptors this season. They have met three times, with Milwaukee winning and covering twice. That includes a 104-99 win at Toronto. The Bucks have been finding ways to win this season lately, while the Raptors are running into a little bit of a speed bump. Milwaukee’s ability to dominate the glass should be the difference tonight. Toronto hasn’t been as good at controlling the paint since the injury to Jose Valanciunas a while back. I look for the Greek Freak to roll and his teammates to hit timely outside shots.
NBA Prediction: Milwaukee Bucks +2.5