Toronto Raptors vs. Milwaukee Bucks - 12/11/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Bucks (9-14) at Toronto Raptors (14-9)
NBA Basketball: Friday, December 11, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Air Canada Centre)
The Line: Toronto Raptors -7.5 -- Over/Under: 194 See the Latest Odds
The Milwaukee Bucks invade the Air Canada Center to battle the Toronto Raptors tonight.
The Bucks have lost three of their last five and are coming off a disappointing 109-95 loss to the Clippers. Michael Carter-Williams led the scoring with 20 points and 11 assists off the bench, Greg Monroe added 16 points and 10 rebounds while Giannis Antetokounmpo had 15 points but while the Bucks led at halftime, they just couldn't keep up with the Clippers who dominated the second half by 62-47. There was just no stopping the Clippers' JJ Redick who sunk six 3-pointers en route to 31 points. With the loss, Milwaukee drops to 9-14 on the season and 7-5 at home.
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Meanwhile, the Raptors will be going for a third straight win after taking down the Spurs in a 97-94 win on Wednesday. DeMar DeRozan was almost unstoppable from mid-range, leading the Raptors with 28 points on 10 of 15 shooting, Kyle Lowry added 19 points while Luis Scola added 16 as the Raptors shot a healthy 57.8 percent from the field. Defensively, Toronto did a great job of forcing turnovers in the first half which really kept the Spurs out of rhythm, but they almost blew it in the fourth quarter where they allowed 32 points. With the win, Toronto improves to 14-9 on the season and 6-4 at home.
In ATS trends, the Bucks are 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games against a team above .600 and 1-6 ATS in their last seven road games, while the Raptors are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games against a team below .400 and 1-7 ATS in their last eight home games against a team with a losing road record.
Head to head, the Bucks are 1-3-1 ATS in the last five meetings overall and 1-3-1 ATS in the last five meetings in Toronto.
These teams last met on Nov. 1 and it was the Raptors who won by 106-87 at home. A lot of basketball has been played since then, but I'm expecting another easy win for the Raptors, especially after what I saw from them in the win over the Spurs.