Bucks vs. Raptors - 1/19/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Raptors (26-14) at Milwaukee Bucks (21-19)
NBA Basketball: Monday, January 19, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Bradley Center)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks +1 -- Over/Under: 198.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: Sportsnet One, FSWI
The Toronto Raptors and Milwaukee Bucks play Monday at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
The Toronto Raptors have lost seven of their last nine games and play their third road game of the month. On the season, the Raptors are averaging 106.8 points on 46 percent shooting and are allowing 101.4 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Kyle Lowry is averaging 20.1 points and 7.8 assists while DeMar DeRozan is averaging 19.7 points and 4.1 rebounds. Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 8.4 rebounds and Louis Williams is shooting 40.9 percent from the field. The Toronto Raptors are struggling on the offensive end even with the return of DeRozan, as they’ve scored 93 or less points in their last two games and are shooting 31.6 percent from deep in their last five contests. The Raptors are just 10-7 SU on the road this season.
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The Milwaukee Bucks are climbing up the standings with wins in four of their last six games. On the season, the Bucks are averaging 98.4 points on 46.2 percent shooting and are allowing 97.2 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Brandon Knight is averaging 18.2 points and 5.1 assists while Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 11.8 points and 6.2 rebounds. O.J. Mayo is dishing 2.8 assists and Zaza Pachulia is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are back to playing elite defense, as they’re allowing 39.3 percent shooting from the field in their last five games and have allowed less than 100 points in 10 of their last 11 games. The Bucks are currently the fifth seed in the East and could make things interesting if they continue to play at this level. The Bucks are just 9-8 SU at home.
The Raptors are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Bucks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The Raptors are 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Milwaukee and 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
You see the way the Raptors are playing recently? No thanks. I'll take the defensive team in the Bucks at home against a Raptors team that just played Sunday.