The two best teams in the East are clashing tonight, when the first Bucks (55-15), are facing the second Raptors (50-19). Milwaukee has been hectic since they secured the first place, being 1-3 in their last 4 games. Toronto on the other hand has lost once in the restart and are 4-1 in the Orlando bubble.
Date/Time: 08-10-2020, 21:00 EDT
Spread: Milwaukee Bucks -5.5 Total: +227.5
Bucks have a 55-15 record (38-32 ATS) and sitting on top of the NBA. In their last game they lost against the Mavericks in overtime, 132-136, failing to cover the -6 handicap.
Giannis Antetokounmpo leads the team in scoring with 29.8 ppg, in rebounding with 13.7 and in assists made with 5.7. Kris Middleton follows with 21.1 ppg, 6.2 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game.
Raptors have a 50-19 record (39-29-1 ATS) and are second in the East. In their last game they won against the Grizzlies, 108-99, covering the -6.5 spread.
Pascal Siakam leads the team in scoring with 23.1 ppg, adding 7.3 rebounds and 3.5 assists. Kyle Lowry adds 19.4 ppg, 5.1 rebounds and a team-high 7.5 assists per game.
Bucks are 2-0 against the Raptors this season.
They have won at home by 10 points and on the road by 11.
Milwaukee has the best offense in the league (118.9 to 112.5). On the other hand, Toronto is better defensively (106.3 to 108.3).
Bucks have a better FG% (47.8% to 45.8%), while Raptors have a better 3pt% (37.2% to 35.4%).
Milwaukee leads the league in rebounding (51.8 to 45.1) and they are also better assists made (25.9 to 25.2). Both teams commit almost the same number of turnovers (14.8 to 15).
Bookmakers give the Bucks a -5.5 spread but don’t expect them to beat the odds. They don’t seem to care about winning since they clinched the first place.
Raptors vs Bucks Prediction: Toronto Raptors +5.5 (-109)