The two best teams currently in the Eastern Conference face off in this high caliber matchup, when the second Toronto Raptors (42-15), are hosting the first Milwaukee Bucks (49-8), with both teams having won their last two and three games respectively and looking to extend those winning streaks today.
Date/Time: 02-25-2020, 19:30 EDT
Spread: Toronto Raptors +1
Toronto Raptors have a 42-15 record (33-24 against the spread) and are sitting in the second place of the East. They have won 17 of their last 18 matches and in their last game they won at home against the Pacers with a 127-81 score, beating the odds. Pascal Siakam leads the team in scoring with 23.7 ppg, adding 7.5 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game. Kyle Lowry follows with 19.4 ppg, 4.8 rebounds and a team high 7.7 assists per game.
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Milwaukee Bucks have a 49-8 record (33-24 against the spread) and are sitting in the first place of the league. They have won 8 of their last 9 matches and in their last game they won on the road against the Wizards with a 137-134 score in overtime, not beating the odds. Giannis Antetokounmpo leads the team in scoring with 29.9 ppg, in rebounding with 13.6 and in assists made with 5.8 per game. Kris Middleton follows with 21.1 ppg, 4.2 assists and 6.2 rebounds per game.
In their previous meeting earlier this season the Bucks won at home with a 115-105 score. Raptors are 23-7 at home, while the Bucks are 23-5 on the road. Bucks are better offensively, scoring 120 ppg to Raptors’ 113.3, while Raptors are better defensively, allowing 106.1 ppg to Bucks’ 107.8. Bucks have a better field goal percentage (48.3% to 46.2%), while Raptors have a better 3-point percentage (37.7% to 36.2%). Bucks are better both in boards grabbed (51.7 to 45.5) and in dimes made (26.2 to 25.7) and both teams are very close in turnovers committed (14.6 to 14.8). Bookmakers give the Bucks a -1 spread and expect them to utilize the home court advantage and beat the odds today.
Milwaukee Bucks vs Toronto Raptors Pick: Toronto Raptors +1 (-109)
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