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Milwaukee Bucks vs Toronto Raptors Prediction & Betting Tips 4/5/2024

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Milwaukee Bucks vs Toronto Raptors 4/5/24
  • Take the Bucks on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Raptors (+16.5)
  • Projecting a combined 227 points, we like the over

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At 8:00 ET, the 2nd ranked team in the Eastern Conference, the Milwaukee Bucks, will host the 12th ranked Toronto Raptors. The Bucks are currently favored by 16.5 points and have a moneyline of -1594, while the Raptors have a moneyline of +890. The over/under line is set at 225.5.

This matchup will be played at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee and can be seen on WMLW.

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Milwaukee Bucks vs Toronto Raptors Head-to-Head and Key Stats

When looking back on the last three head-to-head matchups between Milwaukee and Toronto, the Raptors hold the edge with a record of 2-1. Not only does the team have the better record, but they have won in convincing fashion, posting an average scoring differential of 7 points.

  • In their last five games away from home, the Raptors have a straight up record of 0-5 while going 2-3 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 102 points per game in these contests.
  • Although Milwaukee has a straight up record of 1-4 in their last five home games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 2-3. The team averaged 109 points per game in these games.
  • As the betting underdog, the Raptors have an ATS mark of just 0-5 in their last five games. Toronto posted a straight up mark of 0-5 in these matchups.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the favorite, Milwaukee has an ATS mark of 4-6 while going 5-5 straight up.

Milwaukee Bucks vs Toronto Raptors Prediction

Toronto’s O/U streak is at four games, and today’s line of 225.5 is lower than their season average of 228.8. So far, the Raptors have gone 39-36-1 on the over/under.

In their last game, the Raptors lost to the Timberwolves by a score of 133-85. The O/U line for that game was 213.5, and Toronto was a 17.5-point underdog.

This season, the Raptors have gone 23-53 and are currently 12th in the Eastern Conference. On the road, they are 10-27 compared to 13-26 at home.

Toronto has lost 15 straight games, and they are 16.5-point underdogs today. As underdogs, they have gone 11-43 straight-up and 23-31 against the spread.

In non-conference games, the Raptors are 7-23 compared to 16-30 against the East. On the road, they have an ATS record of 19-18 and are 32-44 overall.

When it comes to scoring, the Raptors have been below the NBA scoring average in 57.9% of their games this season. Overall, they are 21st in scoring at 112.3 points per game. However, on the road, they are averaging 115.2 points per game.

In terms of their shooting, the Raptors are 16th in field goal percentage at 47%. They are also 12th in pace at 99.3 possessions per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, Toronto is 28th in three-point shooting percentage at 34%. They are also 26th in made threes at 11.5 per game.

Currently, the Raptors’ defense holds the 24th rank in the NBA, allowing 118.7 points per game. Toronto’s defense is currently forcing 13.3 turnovers per game, which is 20th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 18th in blocked shots, with an average of 4.8 rejections per game.

At 47-29, the Bucks are currently the 2nd seed in the Eastern Conference and are in 1st place in the Central Division. Today, they are favored by 16.5 points at home against the Raptors.

Milwaukee’s ATS record for the season is 33-43, and they have failed to cover the spread in their last two games. At home, the Bucks are 17-21 ATS, while going 16-22 ATS on the road.

This season, the Bucks have been favored in 84 of their 76 games and have a record of 44-20 in those games. As the favorite, they are 28-36 ATS, with an average scoring margin of +6.1 points per game.

In their last game, the Bucks lost to the Grizzlies by a score of 111-101. The O/U line for that game was 217.5, and Milwaukee was favored by 12.5 points. The Bucks are 38-38 on the O/U for the season.

In their games this year, the Bucks have averaged a combined 236.8 points per game, which is higher than today’s O/U line of 225.5. Overall, their games have averaged an over/under line of 235.2.

At home, the Bucks are averaging 122.3 points per game, which is 5th in the league. Overall, they are 3rd in scoring at 120 points per game. When it comes to three-point shooting, Milwaukee is 4th in made threes at 14.3 per game.

So far this season, the Bucks have outscored the NBA scoring average in 64.5% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 5th in the league at 100.4 possessions per game.

When it comes to free-throw shooting, the Bucks are 5th in made free throws at 18.7 per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 7th in the league at 48%. In terms of assists, they are 15th in the league at 26.7 per game.

So far, the Bucks defense is giving up 116.8 points per contest, which has them sitting 22nd in the NBA. One thing to note, is they have given up more points than their season average in three straight matchups. In the terms of takeaways, Bucks are causing 12.2 turnovers per game, ranking 9th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 14th in rejections, averaging 5 blocked shots each game.

The Bucks enter this game as 16.5-point favorites and in our projections and we anticipate them winning by a score of 119-108.

Milwaukee Bucks vs Toronto Raptors Betting Tips

  • Take the Bucks on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Raptors (+16.5)
  • Projecting a combined 227 points, we like the over

Milwaukee Bucks Injury Report

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo – Hamstring – Questionable
  • Patrick Beverley – Ankle – Questionable
  • Damian Lillard – Groin – Questionable
  • MarJon Beauchamp – Ankle – Doubtful
  • Jaylin Galloway – Ankle – Out

Toronto Raptors Injury Report

  • Jakob Poeltl – Finger – Out
  • Chris Boucher – Knee – Out
  • Gary Trent Jr. – Back – Questionable
  • Bruce Brown – Knee – Questionable
  • Jontay Porter – Personal – Out
  • Scottie Barnes – Hand – Out
  • D.J. Carton – Ankle – Out
  • Ochai Agbaji – Hip – Questionable

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