The Milwaukee Bucks (50-20) host the Toronto Raptors (35-36) at Fiserv Forum on Sunday, March 19, 2023. The contest starts at 8:00 PM ET and airs on NBA. The Bucks are 7.5-point favorites in the game, the third matchup between the teams this season. The matchup has a 234 point total.
How to bet Bucks vs. Raptors
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Toronto Raptors Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 7.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Bucks as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Bucks have -304 odds to pick up the win, while the Raptors are listed at +244 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 234 points.
Bucks vs. Raptors Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Sunday, March 19, 2023
- Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: NBA
- Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- Arena: Fiserv Forum
Bucks vs. Raptors Betting Trends
The Bucks have played 70 games, with 38 wins against the spread. Milwaukee has been chosen as the favorite in 57 games this year and has walked away with the win 46 times (80.7%) in those games. The Bucks have hit the over in 47.9% of their opportunities this year (34 times over 71 games with a set point total).
The Raptors are 35-35-1 against the spread this year. Toronto has won 34.5% of the games this season it was the underdog on the moneyline (10-19). The Raptors have eclipsed the over/under 54.9% of the time this season (39 of 71 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
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Bucks: Goran Dragic: Out (Knee), Brook Lopez: Probable (Ankle), Serge Ibaka: Out (Personal), Grayson Allen: Probable (Foot), Jae Crowder: Out (Calf)
Raptors: Otto Porter: Out (Foot), Dalano Banton: Out (Thumb)
What you need to know about the Milwaukee Bucks
Milwaukee is ninth in the NBA with 116.2 points per game so far this season. At the other end, it ranks ninth with 112.4 points allowed per contest. Offensively the Bucks have fared better at home this season, scoring 119.7 points per game, compared to 112.8 per game in away games. The Bucks have been scoring 124.4 points per game in their last 10 times on the court, an average that’s significantly higher than the 116.2 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.
Milwaukee ranks fourth-best in the NBA by making 14.8 threes per game. In terms of three-point percentage, it ranks 11th in the league at 36.6%. The Bucks are attempting 50 two-pointers per game this year, which account for 55.4% of the shots they’ve attempted (and 65.1% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 40.3 threes per contest, which are 44.6% of their shots (and 34.9% of the team’s buckets).
What you need to know about the Toronto Raptors
In 2022-23, Toronto is 21st in the NBA offensively (112.9 points scored per game) and fifth-best on defense (112.1 points allowed). At home, the Raptors average 114.3 points per game. Away, they score 111.5. Over their last 10 games, the Raptors are putting up 112.1 points per contest, 0.8 fewer points than their season average (112.9).
Beyond the arc, Toronto is 23rd in the league in 3-pointers made per game (10.8). It is fifth-worst in 3-point percentage at 33.9%. The Raptors take 35.1% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 26.1% of their made shots are from there. Inside the arc, they take 64.9% of their shots, with 73.9% of their makes coming from there.
Our pick to win this game is the Bucks, and we expect that Bucks will cover the spread (Bucks -7.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 234 points.
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