Toronto Raptors vs. Milwaukee Bucks - 2/25/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Milwaukee Bucks (49-8) at Toronto Raptors (42-15)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 7:30 pm (Scotiabank Arena)
The Line: Toronto Raptors +1 -- Over/Under: 231
TV: TNT, TSN, FSWI
The Milwaukee Bucks and Toronto Raptors meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Scotiabank Arena.
The Milwaukee Bucks look to stay hot after winning 17 of their last 19 games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 119.7 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 107.3 points on 41.1 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 30 points and 13.5 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 20.6 points and 6.2 rebounds. Eric Bledsoe is the third double-digit scorer and Brook Lopez is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 51.9 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have won eight of their last nine road games.
The Toronto Raptors look for a statement win after winning 10 of their last 11 games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 113.3 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 106.1 points on 42.7 percent shooting. Pascal Siakam is averaging 23.7 points and 7.5 rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 19.4 points and 7.7 assists. Fred VanVleet is the third double-digit scorer and Serge Ibaka is grabbing 8.1 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and 79.8 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors haven’t lost a home game since January 12.
The Bucks are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games as a favorite, 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Raptors are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog, 8-2 ATS in their last 10 Tuesday games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 home games. The under is 5-2 in Bucks last 7 road games. The over is 5-2 in Raptors last 7 home games. The Bucks are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The home team has won six of the last seven meetings between the Raptors and Bucks. The Milwaukee Bucks have been the most consistent team in the league, but Toronto is a tough spot to play on the end of a back to back, and they're coming off an overtime game. The Toronto Raptors haven't lost a home game in over a month where they win by an average of 9.7 points and allow 42.7 percent shooting from the field. The Toronto Raptors are 19-11 against the spread at home. I'll take the rested Raptors at home in the intriguing matchup.