Toronto Raptors (49-19) at Milwaukee Bucks (55-15)
NBA Basketball: Monday, August 10, 2020 at 6:30 pm (HP Field House)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks -5.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Toronto Raptors and Milwaukee Bucks meet Monday in NBA action at the HP Field House.
The Toronto Raptors look to stay hot after winning eight of their last nine games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 112.6 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 106.4 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Pascal Siakam is averaging 23.1 points and 7.4 rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 19.5 points and 7.5 assists. Fred VanVleet is the third double-digit scorer and Norman Powell is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 80.3 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.2 rebounds per game.
The Milwaukee Bucks could use a feel good victory after losing six of their last eight games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 118.9 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 108.3 points on 41.3 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 29.8 points and 13.7 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 21.1 points and 6.2 rebounds. Eric Bledsoe is the third double-digit scorer and Brook Lopez is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 74.4 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 51.8 rebounds per game.
The under is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings in Milwaukee and 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
No key players on either team is listed as questionable or out for this contest, so I'm assuming we're going to get the best from both sides and a possible playoff preview. If that's the case, I'm not sure how you don't take the Raptors and the free points. The Toronto Raptors have been one of the more impressive teams in the bubble up to this point and have the defensive bodies to throw at Antetokounmpo and make the Bucks team work offensively. The Raptors have also won four of the last six games agains the Bucks overall.
While it feels a little bit like the oddsmakers are begging you to take the Raptors here, I'll do it anyway.