Raptors vs. Bucks Prediction
After a surprising loss to the Bulls on Monday night, can the Raptors regroup quickly and pick up a road victory in Milwaukee tonight against the Bucks at 8:00PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, Toronto is now a 2-point road favorite over Milwaukee after opening as a 2.5-point dog. As for the total, the number opened at 206.5 and that's where it currently sits.
The Raptors haven't been great at the betting window when playing on no rest but they haven't been bad either. They're 6-6 against the spread playing on back-to-back nights, winning by an average margin of 2.7 points. But the key trend tonight is that the road team has covered in four of the last five meetings between these two teams and even though Toronto lost last night, the team is still a healthy 7-3 over its last 10 games.
Look for the Raptors to show a sense of urgency tonight when they try to sweep the season series from the Bucks. Toronto is closing in on its third straight Atlantic Division title and good teams typically play well coming off a loss. The Raptors should continue to get terrific play from DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry, who is averaging 26.4 points on 51.9 percent from the floor over his last eight games.
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