Milwaukee Bucks vs. Toronto Raptors - 11/2/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Toronto Raptors (4-1) at Milwaukee Bucks (3-2)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 8:00 pm (Fiserv Forum)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks -4.5 -- Over/Under: 224.5
TV: SNET, FSWI
The Toronto Raptors and Milwaukee Bucks meet Saturday in NBA action at the Fiserv Forum.
The Toronto Raptors look for another victory to build on their three-game winning streak. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 114.6 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 105.2 points on 39 percent shooting. Pascal Siakam is averaging 28 points and 9.2 rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 21.6 points and seven assists. Fred VanVleet is the third double-digit scorer and Serge Ibaka is grabbing 7.2 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 87.8 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 49.6 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have won six of their last eight road games.
The Milwaukee Bucks look for a win after splitting their last four games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 119.2 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 117.5 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 23.8 points and 13.5 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 20.8 points and 6.5 rebounds. Brook Lopez is the third double-digit scorer and Wesley Matthews is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 66.3 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.8 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have won six of their last nine home games.
The Raptors are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. Eastern Conference, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Bucks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Raptors are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings and the home team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The over is 36-16-1 in Bucks last 53 Saturday games. The over is 4-1 in Raptors last 5 games playing on 2 days rest.
The Milwaukee Bucks have been money as home favorites dating back to last season, and they should be motivated for this game given that it was these Raptors who bounced them from last years playoffs. The Toronto Raptors are off to a strong start and are playing probably better than anybody expected, but they've had a somewhat easy path up to this point and haven't defended the three well. The Milwaukee Bucks and the reasonable chalk at home feels like the play here between two of the better teams in the East.