Bucks vs. Raptors - 3/15/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Raptors (44-20) at Milwaukee Bucks (29-38)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Bradley Center)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks +3.5 -- Over/Under: 207 See the Latest Odds
TV: TSN, FSWI
The Toronto Raptors and Milwaukee Bucks square off Tuesday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
The Toronto Raptors look to keep rolling after winning 12 of their last 17 games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 102.9 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 98.4 points on 44.6 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 23.8 points and 4.4 rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 21.5 points and 6.4 assists. Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 9.1 rebounds and Cory Joseph is dishing 3.1 assists. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78.4 percent from the free throw line. The Raptors are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have split their last eight road games.
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The Milwaukee Bucks look to stay hot after winning seven of their last 12 games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 99.6 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 103.1 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Khris Middleton is averaging 18.6 points and 4.2 assists while Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 16.7 points and 7.6 rebounds. Greg Monroe is grabbing 9.4 rebounds and Jabari Parker is dishing 1.6 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 75.1 percent from the free throw line. The Bucks are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.9 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have won seven of their last 11 home games.
The Raptors are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 Tuesday games. The Bucks are 12-5 ATS in their last 17 vs. Eastern Conference and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games. The road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Even with the Raptors coming off a tough loss Monday night, they're by far the better team here and have lost back-to-back games just twice since January. Toronto and the low chalk has to be the play here against the inconsistent Bucks.