Toronto Raptors (13-15) at Milwaukee Bucks (16-12)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Fiserv Forum)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks -6.5 — Over/Under:
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The Toronto Raptors and Milwaukee Bucks meet Thursday in NBA action at the Fiserv Forum.
The Toronto Raptors look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 114.3 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 112.1 points on 46 percent shooting. Pascal Siakam is averaging 20.6 points and 4.5 assists while Fred VanVleet is averaging 20.4 points and 4.2 rebounds. Kyle Lowry is the third double-digit scorer and Norman Powell is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 38.6 percent from beyond the arc and 82 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.1 rebounds per game.
The Milwaukee Bucks need a win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 120.5 points on 49.1 percent shooting and allowing 113 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 28.2 points and 11.4 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 20.3 points and 5.8 assists. Jrue Holiday is the third double-digit scorer and Bobby Portis is grabbing 7.3 rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 39.8 percent from beyond the arc and 73.2 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 38.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.6 rebounds per game.
The Raptors are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 Thursday games. The Bucks are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The over is 9-1 in Raptors last 10 overall. The over is 8-2-1 in Bucks last 11 overall. The over is 4-0 in Bucks last 4 home games. The under is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings.
The Toronto Raptors just beat the Bucks on Tuesday, and they’re playing the better ball overall right now, which includes winning their last five games by an average of six points. The Milwaukee Bucks are riding a four-game losing streak and are now 1-4 against the spread when favored by five or less points. I’m going to once again grab the points with the Raptors.
Toronto Raptors +6.5
The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.