Bucks vs. Raptors Prediction
It’s a big showdown in the Eastern Conference tonight, as the Toronto Raptors host the Milwaukee Bucks at 7:30PM ET. Who has the edge in this clash?
577 Milwaukee Bucks vs. 578 Toronto Raptors
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
7:30PM ET – Scotiabank Arena
TV – TNT
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, Milwaukee is the favorite on the road, as the Bucks are getting odds of -1.5 points against the Raptors. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 231 points. The public betting currently has 70 percent going on the Bucks as the road favorite. 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 grind out OT win
Milwaukee is coming off a 137-134 OT win last night at Washington for a third straight win. The Bucks are 49-8 on the season, 23-5 on the road, 33-24 against the spread and 29-27-1 with the over.
The Bucks are putting up a league-best 120.0 points per game this season while shooting 48.3 percent from the field. Defensively, Milwaukee is allowing 107.8 points per game while holding opponents to 41.3 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is leading the team with an MVP-type season, averaging 29.9 points, 13.6 rebounds and 5.8 assists per game. Khris Middleton is adding 21.1 points, 6.2 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game. Brook Lopez is questionable for this game with a back injury. He averages 10.7 points and 4.5 rebounds per game.
Raptors keep rolling
Toronto is coming off a dominant 127-81 win at home over Indiana. The Raptors have won 17 of their last 18 games coming into tonight. Toronto is 42-15 on the season, 23-7 at home, 33-24 against the spread and 30-26-1 with the over.
The Raptors are a very strong defense, allowing just 106.1 points per game while holding opponents to 42.7 percent shooting. Offensively, Toronto averages 113.3 points per game while shooting 46.2 percent from the field. The Raptors are led by Pascal Siakam, who is averaging 23.7 points and 7.5 rebounds per game, Kyle Lowry is adding 19.4 points, 7.7 assists and 4.8 rebounds per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Bucks have covered the spread in five straight games playing on no rest and they are 7-1 against the spread in their last eight games as a favorite.
The Raptors are 7-2 against the spread in their last nine home games and 8-2 against the spread in their last 10 Tuesday games.
These two met this season on Nov. 2 with Milwaukee picking up a 115-95 win at home as a 6-point favorite. The Bucks have a pretty incredible record on back-to-back nights, but I think tonight goes the way of Toronto. Milwaukee not only played in DC last night, but had to go to OT to grind out a win. Now they play the Raptors, a team that is on an incredible run, in Toronto. This game means everything to the Raptors, who are trying to prove they can defend their title without Kawhi Leonard. The Bucks have a big lead in the East, so a loss won’t really impact their spot. I think tonight is just a recipe for the Raptors to get a statement win at home.
NBA Prediction: Toronto Raptors +1.5