Raptors vs Bucks Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Wednesday, January 4, 2023

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The Toronto Raptors (16-21) are five-point favorites in a matchup against with the Milwaukee Bucks (24-13) on January 4, 2023, when two of the NBA’s best players — the Raptors’ Pascal Siakam and the Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo — will hit the floor at Scotiabank Arena. The over/under is 225.5 points for the matchup.

How to bet Raptors vs. Bucks

Toronto Raptors vs. Milwaukee Bucks Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 5 points, with bookmakers listing the Raptors as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Raptors have -201 odds to pick up the win, while the Bucks are listed at +167 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 225.5 points.

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Raptors vs. Bucks Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Wednesday, January 4, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario
  • Arena: Scotiabank Arena

Raptors vs. Bucks Betting Trends

Against the spread, the Raptors are 18-19-0 this year. Toronto has been the favorite in 21 games this season and has come away with the win 11 times (52.4%) in those contests. Raptors games this year have gone over the total in 19 out of 37 opportunities (51.4%).

The Bucks have 19 wins against the spread in 37 games this season. Milwaukee has been the underdog on the moneyline seven total times this season. Milwaukee has gone 2-5 in those games. Bucks games this season have eclipsed the over/under 19 times in 37 opportunities (51.4%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Raptors

Raptors Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Pascal Siakam 27 26.5 8.3 6.7 1 0.4 1.4
OG Anunoby 33 18.6 5.8 2.2 2.2 0.8 1.8
Fred VanVleet 29 18.1 3.8 6 1.6 0.6 2.8
Gary Trent Jr. 30 17.9 2.2 1.5 1.6 0.2 2.5
Scottie Barnes 34 14.8 7 4.7 0.9 0.7 1

Bucks

Bucks Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Giannis Antetokounmpo 31 32.8 11.8 5.2 0.9 0.9 0.7
Jrue Holiday 27 18.4 5.1 7.2 1.5 0.4 2.2
Brook Lopez 36 14.8 6.2 1.2 0.6 2.7 1.9
Bobby Portis 37 14.1 10.2 1.9 0.4 0.2 1.2
Grayson Allen 34 10.1 3.6 2.6 0.7 0.2 1.8
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Raptors vs. Bucks Injury Report

Bucks: Giannis Antetokounmpo: Probable (Knee), Jrue Holiday: Probable (Illness), George Hill: Out (Illness), Khris Middleton: Out (Knee)

What you need to know about the Toronto Raptors

On offense, Toronto is posting 111.4 points per game (25th-ranked in league). It is giving up 111.5 points per contest on defense (10th-ranked). The Raptors are scoring 112.5 points per game at home. When playing on the road, they are averaging 110.2 points per contest. The Raptors’ offense has been improved over their last 10 games, racking up 112.7 points per contest compared to the 111.4 they’ve averaged this season.

In terms of threes, Toronto is coming up short, as it ranks fifth-worst in the league in threes made (10.6 per game) and second-worst in three-point percentage (32.9%). In terms of shot breakdown, the Raptors have taken 64.2% two-pointers (accounting for 73.9% of the team’s baskets) and 35.8% threes (26.1%).

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What you need to know about the Milwaukee Bucks

In 2022-23, Milwaukee is 18th in the league on offense (112.7 points scored per game) and sixth on defense (110.8 points conceded). At home, the Bucks average 117.5 points per game. On the road, they average 107.1. In their last 10 games, the Bucks are posting 113 points per contest, 0.3 more than their season average (112.7).

Milwaukee makes 12.9 3-pointers per game and shoots 34% from beyond the arc, ranking eighth and 24th, respectively, in the NBA. In 2022-23, the Bucks have taken 42.1% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 57.9% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 31.4% of the Bucks’ buckets have been 3-pointers, and 68.6% have been 2-pointers.

Our pick to win this game is the Raptors, and we project that Bucks will cover the spread (Raptors -5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 225.5 points.

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You can bet on Raptors vs. Bucks at every legal online sportsbook. For more NBA odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals as well as NBA prop odds, check out the latest NBA lines as well as our guide to the best NBA betting sites.

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WRITTEN BY

Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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