Milwaukee Bucks vs. Toronto Raptors - 4/5/14
Toronto Raptors (43-32) at Milwaukee Bucks (14-61)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 8:30 pm (Bradley Center)
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The Toronto Raptors and Milwaukee Bucks will play their third of four scheduled meetings this season on Saturday. The Raptors beat the Bucks in their first two meetings.
The Raptors head into this game tied with the Chicago Bulls for the third seed in the Eastern Conference. The Raptors have been trying their best to create separation by winning five of their last six games. On the season, the Raptors average 100.8 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allow 97.6 points on 44.8 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is shooting 47.3 percent from the field and dishing out five assists in his last five games. The Toronto Raptors are 44-29-2 ATS overall and 24-13-1 ATS on the road.
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The Bucks have lost four straight and 12 of their last 13 games. On the season, the Bucks average 95 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allow 103.3 points on 46.8 percent shooting. The Bucks have lost 15 of their last 16 games when allowing their opponent to crack 100 points. On a positive note for the Bucks, point guard Ramon Sessions is averaging 18 points and 5.4 assists in his last five games. The Milwaukee Bucks are 34-41 ATS overall and 15-22 ATS at home.
The Raptors are 19-9-1 ATS in their last 29 road games and 12-4 ATS in their last 16 vs. NBA Central. The Bucks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference. The favorite is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings and the road team is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
The Toronto Raptors have been money all season against the number and need to keep winning to keep the Bulls off their back in the standings. Take the Raptors to win by double digits.