The NBA is back in action today as the Toronto Raptors will clash with Milwaukee Bucks in the Brew City.
Toronto was defeat 125-107 on the road by San Antonio on Thursday night.
On the other side, Milwaukee beat the Atlanta with a score of 144-112.
Toronto Raptors Form
The Raptors are heading into this game after a surprising defeat in their last game against the Spurs. They showed some average performances in this game and the final score was probably deserved. Also, it is important to mention that Kawhi Leonards and Demar DeRozan faced their old club for the first time since the move up north.
Kahwi Leonard had a good game after all. He led the team with 21 points and 5 assists in the defeat.
On the offensive side of the game, the Raptors the 8th team in the league in scoring. They average 112.9 points per game. Moreover, they have an average of 45.2 boards per game which is good enough for the 13th spot in the league. Also, they have an average of 23.7 dimes per game.
On the defensive side of the game, the Raptors concede an average of 107.9 points per game. Therefore, this record is good enough for the 10th spot in the league in scoring defence.
Kawhi Leonard is the main man as he leads the team with 27.1 points and eight rebounds per game.
Milwaukee Bucks Form
The Bucks are playing very well this season. They have a solid squad and I expect to see even more from them. In regards to their recent record, the Bucks have now won their last 5 games. Moreover, they showed dominant performance last night as they demolished the Hawks. Also, Milwaukee is at the top spot in the Eastern Conference with 1.5 game lead over the Raptors. Therefore, this a perfect opportunity to score a win against a direct rival.
On the offensive side of the game, the Bucks are the 1st team in the NBA as they score an average of 117 points per game. Also, they are the 1st team in the league in rebounds as their average stands at 49.7 per game. Moreover, they have the 5th best record of assists as they have an average of 26.2 per night.
The Bucks are solid in scoring defence as they allow 107.6 points per game which is the 9th best in the league so far.
The Bucks are heading into this game in a superb form. They play at their home ground and that is will be a big advantage for them. Moreover, they have already beaten the Raptors twice this season, so they have a really good chance in this game. Yet, they will be facing a solid Raptors team. Toronto will aim to get back to winning ways after the defeat in San Antonio.
They have been playing well this season. Yet, I think that the Bucks are a better all-around team and their offensive firepower is probably the best in the NBA. Take the Bucks in this one.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Toronto Raptors vs. Milwaukee Bucks on 1/5/2019
is: Take the Milwaukee Bucks (money line)
Enjoy today’s free pick and (hopefully) another winner! Please note that the prediction you see above is my own personal opinion only. It is not a prediction from The Whale or any of the professional handicappers from Whale Sports. If you are looking to get today’s premium picks from The Sports Betting Whale himself who has won tens of millions of dollars from betting on sports, or from any of the professional handicappers from Whale Sports, all you have to do is click here to lock in your VIP access to The Whale Picks