Raptors vs. Bucks NBA Prediction
The Bucks are only laying six points to the visiting Raptors on Thursday night but Milwaukee has been inconsistent both on the hardwood and at the betting window of late. Will the Bucks cover tonight when these two teams tip at 7:30 p.m. ET?
569 Toronto Raptors (+6) at 570 Milwaukee Bucks (-6); o/u 235
7:30 p.m. ET, Thursday, February 18, 2021
Venue: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, WI
Toronto Raptors DFS Spin
Pascal Siakam accounted for 23 points (8-of-23 FGs, 5-of-6 FTs), 13 rebounds, six assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 39 minutes Tuesday vs. the Bucks. After getting off to a slow start to begin the season, Siakam appears to be hitting his stride. He sits just outside of the top-50 in 9-cat formats, while falling just inside of that threshold in 8-cat. With Tuesday’s effort, Siakam has now scored 23 points or more in four of Toronto’s last five games. And he has been more efficient during this stretch, shooting 50% or better from the field in three of the five games. Siakam didn’t shoot the ball particularly well Tuesday night, but he made up for it by leading the Raptors in rebounds while also dishing out six assists.
Milwaukee Bucks DFS Spin
Giannis Antetokounmpo played 37 minutes in Tuesday’s loss to the Raptors, accumulating 34 points (11-of-20 FGs, 10-of-14 FTs), 10 rebounds, eight assists, five steals, two blocks and two 3-pointers. Antetokounmpo did commit five turnovers on the night, but that isn’t a big deal with taking his full stat line into consideration. Over the last two weeks, the reigning two-time MVP has been a top-5 player in both 8- and 9-cat formats. Due to the slow start Antetokounmpo still isn’t providing first-round value for the season as a whole, but he is trending in the right direction.
Raptors vs. Bucks Betting Prediction
The Raptors are a perfect 5-0 against the spread in their last five games playing on only one day of rest, have covered in five of their last seven road games and are 11-5 at the betting window in their last 16 games when listed as a road underdog. On the other side, the Bucks are winless at 0-4 against the spread in their last four games overall, are 0-4 against the number in their last four games playing on one day of rest and are 2-5-1 ATS in their last eight home games when facing an opponent with a losing road record.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: TORONTO RAPTORS +6