Toronto Raptors (20-19) vs. Milwaukee Bucks (27-17)
January 15, 2022 6:30 pm EDT
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks -7.5; Over/Under: -221.5
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The Toronto Raptors and Milwaukee Bucks meet Saturday in NBA action at the Fiserv Forum. The Toronto Raptors look for a win after winning six of their last eight games. The Milwaukee Bucks need a win after losing four of their last six games.
The Toronto Raptors are averaging 107.8 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 106.4 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Fred VanVleet is averaging 22 points and 6.6 assists, while Pascal Siakam is averaging 20.7 points and 8.3 rebounds. OG Anunoby is the third double-digit scorer and Gary Trent Jr. is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 76.3 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game.
The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 112 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 107.8 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 28.5 points and 11.5 rebounds, while Khris Middleton is averaging 19.2 points and 5.3 assists. Jrue Holiday is the third double-digit scorer and Bobby Portis is dishing 1.3 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 76.6 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.3 rebounds per game.
The Raptors are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 Saturday games and 13-3 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Bucks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games. The over is 10-2 in Raptors last 12 overall. The under is 4-0 in Bucks last 4 overall. The Raptors are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Milwaukee and 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The Milwaukee Bucks are going to be favored because they’re at home with the rest advantage, but this line feels a little too thick. The Toronto Raptors have been one of the better teams in the league these last couple of weeks, and they only lose on the road by an average of 1.3 points. The Milwaukee Bucks have been shaky at best as of late, and they’re only winning their last five games by an average of 2.6 points. Give me the Raptors.