MATCHUP AT A GLANCE
When: 11/2/19 at 7:00 PM CT
Where: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Point Spread: Milwaukee Bucks -7.5
Betting Total: 224.5
It will be a rematch of a classic Eastern Conference Championship series when the Milwaukee Bucks host the Toronto Raptors on Saturday night. The Toronto Raptors look much different this season, but they still look like championship contenders.
The Milwaukee Bucks returned much of their roster from a season ago, and they will be out for revenge in this game.
Toronto has gotten off to a great start in their title defense by winning four of their first five games. The Raptors’ lone loss of the season came on the road against the Boston Celtics.
Milwaukee has been a hard team to figure out so far this season, and come into this game with a 3-2 record. The Bucks are just 1-1 on their home floor this season. There will definitely be some fireworks when these teams take the floor.
Siakam Looking Like MVP For Toronto
Kawhi Leonard took his talents to Los Angeles after the championship season, but Pascal Siakam has stepped up in his absence for the Raptors. Siakam is leading this team with 28.0 points and 9.2 rebounds per game so far this season, and takes all the big shots for this team.
Point guard Fred Van Vleet sets the table with 7.0 assists per game, and has also made 40 percent of his three point attempts. The Raptors are averaging a surprising 114.6 points per game this season, but their defense will be tested in this game against the Bucks.
Bucks Offense Picking Up Where They Left Off
The Milwaukee Bucks led the NBA in scoring a season ago, and they have picked up where they left off. Milwaukee comes into this game averaging 119.3 points per game, and they will try to speed up the tempo this game.
Giannis Antetokounmpo leads the team with 23.8 points, 13.5 rebounds, and 8.0 assists per game. The “Greek Freak” is the reigning MVP of the league, but he has plenty of help on this roster. The Bucks are making 16.0 three point shots per game, and they will need to shoot it well in this game.
Raptors at Bucks Betting Lines
Intertops has the Milwaukee Bucks as -7.5 point favorites over the defending champion Toronto Raptors in this game. The betting total has also been set at 224.5 points for this huge matchup.
Free Betting Pick
The Raptors might have just one loss so far this season, but they have been picking on some weaker competition. Things will be a little more difficult in this game as the Bucks are tough to beat on their home floor.
Look for the explosive offense of Milwaukee to dominate this game as they exact some revenge for what happened a season ago.