Toronto Raptors vs Milwaukee Bucks 11/02/2019 Spread Picks and Prediction
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Toronto Raptors vs Milwaukee Bucks 11/02/2019 – A rematch of last season’s Eastern Conference finals, the Milwaukee Bucks (3-2) and Toronto Raptors (4-1) will lock horns anew on Saturday at Fiserv Forum. The Bucks opened as the NBA betting odds favorite at -210 yet with the way the Raptors are playing through the first two weeks of the season, this game is very much up for grabs.
Toronto Raptors vs Milwaukee Bucks 11/02/2019
Toronto Raptors vs Milwaukee Bucks 11/02/2019 Betting Odds
Toronto Raptors Betting
Pascal Siakam is exceeding expectations just weeks after signing a four-year max-level contract extension with the Raptors. Last year’s Most Improved Player of the Year apparently keeps on improving, as he’s shooting 51 percent from the field and 44 percent from beyond the arc. In Wednesday’s win over Detroit, Siakam dropped 30 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in an excellent all-around performance. Kyle Lowry scored 20 points while Serge Ibaka and Norman Powell chipped in 19 each off the bench.
Players to Watch: Pascal Siakam (28.0 PPG, 9.2 RPG, 3.8 APG), Kyle Lowry (21.6 PPG, 5.2 RPG, 7.0 APG), Fred VanVleet (17.0 PPG, 4.0 RPG, 7.2 APG)
Milwaukee Bucks Betting
A year after winning his first NBA MVP, Giannis Antetokounmpo continues to turn heads with his still evolving game. The Greek Freak was unstoppable in Friday’s 123-91 win over the Orlando Magic, recording 29 points, 14 boards, and 6 assists in 30 minutes of play. Eric Bledsoe and Khris Middleton also scored 18 and 16 points respectively for the Bucks, who shot 50 percent from the field on the night.
Players to Watch: Giannis Antetokounmpo (23.8 PPG, 13.5 RPG, 8.0 APG), Khris Middleton (20.8 PPG, 6.5 RPG, 2.8 APG), Brook Lopez (12.2 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 1.8 APG)
Toronto Raptors vs Milwaukee Bucks 11/02/2019 Betting Numbers
Toronto is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
Milwaukee is 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games.
Patrick McCaw SG Knee is OUT Saturday vs Milwaukee
Kyle Korver SG Rest is “?” Saturday vs Toronto
Toronto Raptors vs Milwaukee Bucks Betting Picks
The Raptors and the Bucks split their last 10 head-to-head games. In those games, Toronto averaged 106.90 PPG on 41.92% FG while Milwaukee scored 108.90 PPG on 44.23% FG shooting.
Moneyline: The Raptors (+180) should be a good NBA Moneyline pick to upset the favored Bucks (-210). Toronto might no longer have Kawhi Leonard, but they have a budding star in Siakam to go toe-to-toe with Antetoukounmpo. Also, Raps head coach Nick Nurse just knows how to neutralize Giannis’ impact in the game.
ATS: The Raptors will improve their ATS record to 5-1 after this game because of the outright win.
TOTALs: The O/U total for this game is set at 227 points. The Raptors and the Bucks are two of the best offensive teams in the NBA early in the season, so picking over should be the right move.
Score Prediction: 115-112 Raptors