Toronto Raptors at Milwaukee Bucks Betting Preview

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The Milwaukee Bucks host the Toronto Raptors in this Eastern Conference matchup between heavyweights.

Eastern Conference powers collide on Tuesday night when the Milwaukee Bucks host the Toronto Raptors. Both teams have not been as good as expected this season, but there is still plenty of time to turn things around.

The Toronto Raptors are currently just 12-15 on the season, and they sit in last place in the Atlantic Division. Toronto has now lost two straight games, and consistency has been a big problem for this team.

The Milwaukee Bucks have now lost three games in a row, and they are just 16-11 on the season. Milwaukee still leads the Central Division, but they are well off their pace from the last few seasons. 

The Milwaukee Bucks are 5.5-point favorites over the Toronto Raptors.

Raptors Must Make Some Shots

If the Toronto Raptors are going to pick up this win over the Bucks in Milwaukee, then they must shoot it well from deep. The Raptors are scoring over 113 points per game, but they struggle when the outside shots are not falling.

Pascal Siakam leads the team with 20.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per game, but the Raptors are still waiting for him to become a true superstar. Point guard Fred VanVleet has chipped in with 19.9 points per game, and he has played like an All-Star this season. 

Defense will also be a key for the Raptors as they are giving up 112 points per game. The Milwaukee Bucks will try to speed this game up, and Toronto must be able to get some stops on that end of the floor. 

Bucks Continue to Score

Even though the Milwaukee Bucks have not been as dominant this season, they remain one of the best offensive teams in the league. Milwaukee is scoring nearly 121 points per game, and few teams in the league play as fast as the Bucks.

Giannis Antetokounmpo leads the way with 28 points and 11.5 rebounds per game, but teams have started to make things tougher on the reigning MVP. Forward Khris Middleton has chipped in with more than 20 points per game, and he is a terrific shooter.

The Bucks will try to speed things up in this game, but they also need to focus on the defensive end of the floor. Milwaukee has struggled to get stops of late, leading to their losing streak. 

Raptors Battle in Loss

These two teams are very familiar with one another as they have been the class of the Eastern Conference in the last few years. Milwaukee has been the much better team this season, but you can never count out the Toronto Raptors.

Look for the Raptors to play one of their best games of the season, and they will battle the Bucks right down to the final possession. The Bucks will have enough offense to come away with the victory, but it’s not going to be easy.

Milwaukee wins this Eastern Conference showdown, pick the Bucks to win at -5.5.  

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