Milwaukee Bucks vs. Toronto Raptors - 11/25/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Raptors (9-6) at Milwaukee Bucks (6-7)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 25, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Bradley Center)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks +3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Toronto Raptors and Milwaukee Bucks clash Friday night in a NBA contest at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
The Toronto Raptors look for some sort of consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 108.5 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 105.3 points on 45.8 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 30.5 points and 5.2 rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 19.7 points and 7.3 assists. Jonas Valanciunas is the third double-digit scorer and Terrence Ross is grabbing 2.2 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 81 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have split their last six road games.
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The Milwaukee Bucks look for back-to-back victories in order to get back to a .500 record. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 101.7 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 102.6 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 21.8 points and 8.5 rebounds while Jabari Parker is averaging 19.7 points and 2.3 assists. Tony Snell is the third double-digit scorer and Michael Beasley is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 32.6 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 30.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have won five of their last seven home games.
The Raptors are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games and 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Bucks are 6-18 ATS in their last 24 vs. Eastern Conference and 5-14 ATS in their last 19 games overall. The Raptors are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Milwaukee and 5-2-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings overall.
The Bucks are playing solid ball at home recently, but the Toronto Raptors are the better team and have been more consistent overall, which includes impressive play on the road. This line isn't high enough for me to back the Bucks, so I'm backing the far better team and the low chalk with the Raptors.