Milwaukee Bucks vs Toronto Raptors Odds and Prediction
The Milwaukee Bucks will face the Toronto Raptors this Saturday at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wis. Saturday’s match includes two teams from the Eastern Conference seeking better results at the beginning of 2022 to secure a spot in the NBA 2022 playoffs.
The defending champions, Milwaukee Bucks are 4th in the Eastern Conference points table. They have won 27 games and lost 17. In the last 10 games, they have had 6 victories and 4 defeats. They are coming off a win against the Golden State Warriors. The Raptors on the other hand have 20 wins their 38 games this season. They were defeated by Phoenix Suns in the last game.
Going in the game, the host Milwaukee Bucks will start as favorites while the Raptors will be hoping to return to winning ways on Saturday night.
Milwaukee Bucks vs Toronto Raptors Odds and Prediction: Match Odds
The Bucks are having a consistent 2021-2022 year and they are considered by many one of the candidates to conquer the Eastern Conference title this season. The Bucks come from a positive sequence in their last 10 matches to the game against the Raptors and they will have the advantage of playing in front of their home fans.
The Canadians come to the match against the Bucks seeking one more win for their positive road record. Just like their opponents, the Raptors also come from positive matches in the league and a win against the Bucks would help the team to reach a higher position in the conference standings.
This is the second time Raptors and Bucks play against each other this season. Last week, at the same Fiserv Forum, the Raptors beat the Bucks by 117-111.
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|Smarkets||Odds: 1.2||Odds: 3.1||Milwaukee Bucks|
|Oddsshark||Spread: -7.5 (-107)||Spread: +7.5 (-107)||Milwaukee Bucks|
Milwaukee Bucks vs Toronto Raptors Odds and Prediction: Game Analysis
The Bucks continue to have the same success they had last season in the Eastern Conference. The team occupies fourth place in the Eastern standings and follow the teams above them in the table closely. The squad from Wisconsin come to the match from a negative record in the last five matches and a win against the Raptors at home would be essential to the sequence of the championship.
One of the main points the Bucks should focus on for this match against the Raptors is to improve their consistency in the defense. In their last match, the Bucks allowed the Canadians to score 117 on them, nine points above their opponents per game average, 108.0 OPPG.
Also, the Bucks come to the Fiserv Forum this Saturday looking to be more aggressive in the attack due to the fact the team come from a negative sequence in the last five games and need a win to go back to a winning sequence. The Bucks have one of the top-10 best offenses in the league with an average of 111.8 points per game and the seventh-best three pointers percentage in the NBA.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks’ power-forward, is having one more outstanding NBA season and he is the main player for his team. The Greek has the highest points per game average in the team and one of the highest in the league, 28.4 PPG, one of the best rebounds per game average in the league, 11.4 RPG, and he has the most blocks in his team with 49 blocks, so far.
Milwaukee Bucks vs Toronto Raptors Odds and Prediction: Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
Brook Lopez – Back Injury
Jrue Holiday – Ankle Injury
George Hill – NBA health and safety protocols
The NBA 2019 Champions come to the game against the Bucks looking forward to finally starting the winning sequence they need to fight for higher goals in this season. Despite the team having a positive record both at home and playing away, the team has never done a long winning sequence and this has been the major factor to explain why the team does not occupy a higher position in the Eastern Conference standings.
The Raptors are considered to have one of the best defenses in the league, as their opponents average 106.4 points when they play against the Canadians. In addition to it, in at least four out of their last 10 games, the Raptors were able to allow their opponents to score fewer points than their usual average. The team have also one of the best numbers regarding steals in the league with 352 steals so far.
The Canadians need to pursue the same efficiency in the attack due to the fact some of their attacking statistics correspond to one of the worst offenses in the NBA. The team has one of the top-10 worst field goal percentages in the league, as the Raptors have converted just 44% of their attempts and 34.3% of their three-pointers attempts.
Fred VanVleet, Raptors’ point guard, can be considered the best player for the Canadian squad this season. The point-guard has the highest points per game average in the squad, 22.0 PPG, and the highest assists per game average with 6.6 APG.
Milwaukee Bucks vs Toronto Raptors Odds and Prediction: Toronto Raptors Injuries
Goran Dragic – Personal problems
Milwaukee Bucks vs Toronto Raptors Odds and Prediction: Game Prediction
It is very difficult to say who will finish as the winner side after Saturday’s game due to the fact both teams come from similar game sequences to the match. The fact the Bucks play at home could be one point to take into consideration, but last week they did not take advantage of it and the Canadians came back to Toronto with the victory in the bag.
Looking back at both teams’ last five matches, the Bucks demonstrated a better level of basketball than the Canadians and they have in mind they can not lose another key Eastern Conference match. So, taking into consideration their last matches and the importance of this game to the Bucks, it is fine to assume the home team has a small advantage against the Canadians this Saturday.