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2022 NBA Handicapping
(20-19) Toronto Raptors vs. Milwaukee Bucks (27-17)
Date: Saturday, January 15th
Time: 6:30 PM (ET)
Venue: Fiserv Forum Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
NBA Moneyline Odds: Raptors +275 | Bucks -291 (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Raptors -7.5
NBA Betting Total: 221.5
Saturday, January 15th. the Toronto Raptors play the Milwaukee Bucks for the third and final time this season. Toronto won both previous meetings on December 2nd (97-93) and January 2nd (117-111).
The Raptors last played on Friday in a 87-103 loss versus the Pistons while the Bucks last played the Warriors in 118-99 winning effort on Thursday.
Last season, the teams played three times with the Raptors winning two of the three contests. The Bucks hold the all-time record having bested the Raptors in 54 of their 97 matches
When Dwane Casey came to Toronto it was common knowledge that he carried a grudge for being fired by the Timberwolves and during his Raptors tenure matches against the team he had formerly coached were met with an extra intensity.
It took five years for the Wolves to capture a victory while Casey amassed a 10-3 record versus Minny over his seven seasons in Toronto. He’s carried over that chip on the shoulder for being fired by the Raptors with his Pistons now holding an 8-3 record versus Toronto albeit it only took Nick Nurse a year to beat Casey’s squad.
Once again his Pistons beat the Raptors on Friday extending their current streak to five games in a row. After pushing the Suns to the buzzer in their last match they never got on track in Detroit.
Pascal Siakam (23 points, 11 rebounds) and Fred VanVleet (25 points 10 assists) each offered double-doubles but it was far too little to make it a contest. As per usual it a physical match between these clubs with Khem Birch suffering a broken nose early and exiting the match.
While some teams just have a history of owning other clubs the Pistons situation is more about personalities and emotions. In the case of the Bucks, during Nurse’s tenure, the teams are even (6-6) although the 0-2 comeback by Toronto to sweep the Bucks en route to the title left physical and emotional scars on several Bucks personnel.
Gary Trent Jr. (ankle) missed his third consecutive game and is questionable for Saturday as is Birch.
Although Jrue Holiday remained sidelined in protocols, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton, and Bobby Portis carried the heavy load for the Bucks who were keen to bounce back from consecutive losses to the Hornets and four of their last five.
Antetokounmpo delivered a triple-double of 30 points, 12 rebounds, and 11 assists plus three blocks registered in just 30 minutes. In all, 14 Bucks got playing time and none of the starters played more than 30 minutes.
Middleton offered 23 points, five rebounds, and seven assists while Portis registered 20 points and seven rebounds. Grayson Allen made his return to the court in a starting role offering 15 points and five rebounds as the other double-figure scorer.
Pat Connaughton and George Hill also returned from their protocol absence.
Jrue Holiday is working his way back from quarantine and is remains out Saturday. Brook Lopez (back) is out indefinitely.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Raptors are 7-3 in their last 10 meetings against each other
- The Raptors are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 matches against the Bucks
- The over/under is 2-8 in the teams last 10 head to head matches
Free Toronto Raptors vs. Milwaukee Bucks NBA Prediction
The Bucks will be eager to get this game since Antetokounmpo wasn’t available in either of the prior matches and the Raptors won both. They can’t win the season series because the teams only play three times but this match is important nonetheless.
Meanwhile, after two consecutive losses, the Raptors will be dialed in to start with effort but will be hard-pressed to take this contest.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Raptors +7.5
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