Milwaukee Bucks vs. Toronto Raptors Online Betting NBA Preview – 2/22/2018
Posted by: Charlie Smith
The Toronto Raptors are currently one of the hottest teams in online betting NBA. Toronto is currently riding a 7-game win streak that has culminated in them claiming the No. 1 spot in the Eastern Conference. So, it comes as no surprise to see the No. 1 team in the East pegged as such a massive sportsbook betting favorite in this evening’s Milwaukee Bucks vs. Toronto Raptors matchup. Let’s look over each team’s current status before breaking down some NBA parlay picks to make.
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Toronto Raptors – Friday, February 23rd
When: 7:30 pm ET
Where: Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
TV: Local Broadcasts
Stream: NBA League Pass
Online Betting NBA Odds:
Milwaukee Bucks +7 ½ (-110) 215 (-110) +255
Toronto Raptors -7 ½ (-110) 215 (-110) -310
Giannis Antetokounmpo leads the Bucks in this evening’s road game, but the Greek Freak might not be enough to overcome the red-hot Raptors. Milwaukee charges into this matchup with a 32-25 record that ranks them as the 3rd best team in the Central Division. In the Eastern Conference, the Bucks currently rank 6th, safely within the playoff ranking. However, it’s clear that the Bucks cannot afford any slip ups if they’re aiming to maintain their current ranking. And since the Bucks are 2-2 in their last 4, it’s clear they need a win this evening. Going off of each team’s stats, how well do the Bucks matchup against the Raptors?
Unfortunately for Milwaukee, the Raptors are undoubtedly a better team. At the present moment, the Raptors wield the 3rd best offense and 7th best defense in the NBA. For comparison, the Bucks rank 18th in scoring and 11th in points allowed. Needless to say, the Raptors have plenty going for them in this evening’s matchup. All in all, the Raptors offense will be too much for Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton to overcome.
The DeMar DeRozan led Raptors enter this evening’s online betting NBA matchup sporting a 41-16 record. Unsurprisingly, that brilliant record pegs the Raptors as the best team in both the Atlantic Division and Eastern Conference. As aforementioned, the Raptors come into this game riding a 7-game win streak that proves this team is picking up momentum. DeRozan and Kyle Lowry have been the principle catalyst to the Raptors’ success, with each player putting up 23.7 and 16.6 points respectively. With that in mind, should sportsbook betting players side with the home team in this evening’s Milwaukee Bucks vs. Toronto Raptors matchup?
All things considered, there’s no reason to suspect the Bucks to pull off the upset. Not on the road at least. However, there’s clearly not that much value in taking the Raptors straight up. So which lines should bettors take in this evening’s Milwaukee Bucks vs. Toronto Raptors contest? Let’s check some online betting NBA trends to get a better idea.
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Toronto Raptors Betting Predictions
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Toronto Raptors Picks
The Raptors enter this matchup with too much momentum for Milwaukee to overcome. But as previously alluded to, there’s not much sense in taking those -310 odds. Despite the fact that that line is practically guaranteed, bettors might be better off wagering on the spread or totals line. A 7 ½ spread shouldn’t be too difficult for Toronto to overcome. Especially since they have a 32-25 ATS record on the year. Similarly, both teams’ betting trends suggest the total will be under this evening. Sign up now to make these easy predictions tonight!
Score Prediction: 98-105 Toronto. The Raptors pick up the home victory to extend their win streak to 8-straight. Toronto will cover the spread and the TOTALS will be UNDER tonight.