Bucks at Raptors - 11/1/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Bucks (0-2) at Toronto Raptors (2-0)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 6:00 pm (Air Canada Centre)
The Line: Toronto Raptors -6 -- Over/Under: 200.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, FSWI, TSN2
The Milwaukee Bucks and Toronto Raptors meet Sunday afternoon at the Air Canada Centre.
The Milwaukee Bucks are still looking for their first win when they take the road for the first time. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 105 points on 42.9 percent shooting and allowing 120 points on 47.8 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 27 points and nine rebounds while Greg Monroe is averaging 22 points and 9.5 rebounds. Michael Carter-Williams is dishing 5.5 assists and Greivis Vasquez is grabbing four rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 47.7 percent shooting from deep in their first two games and have yet to play that elite defense we saw last year. The Bucks have lost four straight regular season games when allowing 100-plus points. Tyler Ennis, O.J. Mayo and John Henson are questionable.
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The Toronto Raptors look to keep the ball rolling after a fast 2-0 start to the year. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 109.5 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 101 points on 37.4 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 24 points and six assists while Kyle Lowry is averaging 18.5 points and 7.5 assists. DeMarre Carroll is dishing three assists and Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 12.5 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are 2-0 despite averaging 20.5 turnovers per game and allowing 99 or more points. However, the Raptors are shooting 40.9 percent from deep so far this year. The Raptors have won seven of their last 10 regular season home games.
The Bucks are 13-6-2 ATS in their last 21 vs. NBA Atlantic and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Raptors are 10-23-1 ATS in their last 34 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Bucks are 7-2-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Toronto and 13-6-1 ATS in the last 20 meetings overall.
The Bucks have been shaky defensively so far, something we aren't used to seeing. The Raptors have played well out of the gate and should be able to cover this number in front of their crazy home fans.