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Raptors vs. Bucks 2023 NBA Odds and Preview – January 17th

By Jeff Stinger

The Toronto Raptors play the second of three consecutive road games at Milwaukee on Tuesday night. This also marks their second meeting in January. The Bucks had the last laugh in a 104-101 overtime win at Toronto, which means the visitors are out for vengeance this time. The Raptors won four of their last five games and are coming off a two-point victory over the Knicks, while Milwaukee recovered from two consecutive losses in a comfortable win versus the Pacers in their most recent outing.

Nitrobetting shares the latest news, NBA odds, and special features throughout the 2022-23 NBA season. Let’s get a closer look at the upcoming Raptors vs. Bucks face-off in this preview.

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Why Bet on the Toronto Raptors?

The Raptors begin to find stability in their last five games. After a turbulent December, Nick Nurse and the rest of the lineup are ready to make their way back into playoff contention. Pascal Siakam and Fred VanVleet have been playing some of the best basketball we’ve seen from the duo. Siakam leads the team in scoring with 25.73 points per game while the guard records 17.74 points per game. Moreover, Gary Trent Jr. is a solid addition to the team with an average of 18.22 points per game in 36 appearances.

As a team, the Raptors record 111.8 points per game on 44.9% shooting. They hit 51.6% of their attempts from close and mid-range and make 32.9% of their looks from deep. The players of Toronto are reliable from the line. The squad makes 79.6% of their free-throw attempts and plays a vital part in their recent success.

Defense is where the Raptors level things out. They hold teams to 111.5 points per game on 48.9% shooting. We’ve seen lots of grit and hustle come from this squad. Toronto also averages 50.6 total boards per game and registers 5.0 blocks per game.

Why Bet on the Milwaukee Bucks?

Despite picking up multiple losses last week, the Bucks have a good grip on the Eastern Conference’s third seed. They recently pulled away from the Pacers and are ready to get back on track. However, Khris Middleton and Giannis Antetokounmpo await game-time decisions after picking up knee issues. Should any of the two sit out, Mike Budenholzer needs to establish his team’s depth here.

Milwaukee averages 111.8 points per game on 45.2% shooting. As a team, they hit 53.4% of their two-point attempts while making nearly 35.% of their attempts from downtown. If the leading scorer (31.0 PPG) Giannis fails to suit up, we expect the trio Jrue Holiday, Brook Lopez, and Bobby Portis to lead the offensive line come game night.

Some might argue that the Bucks are a better defensive team this season. True enough, the numbers don’t lie. Milwaukee holds teams to 110.9 points per game on 45.2% opponent shooting. These are easy top-five figures. Additionally, they also have an incredible three-point defense that holds teams to 34.5% from deep. As for rebounding, the Bucks have a top-two record that registers over 57 total rebounds per game.

Raptors vs. Bucks Betting Trends

  • The Raptors are 3-2 in the last five road contests (4-1 ATS).
  • The Raptors are 5-0 in the last five road games against the Bucks (5-0 ATS).
  • The totals went under in three of the Raptors’ last five road games against the Bucks.
  • The Bucks are 7-3 in the last 10 games at Fiserv Forum (7-3 ATS).
  • The Bucks are 1-4 in the last five games versus the Raptors.
  • The totals went over in four of the Bucks’ last five home games.

Raptors vs. Bucks Expert Betting Prediction

The Toronto Raptors faced several issues stringing together positive results. Needless to say, the team is on track to grab back-to-back wins. Nick Nurse sports a healthy lineup coming into the road game and gives them additional firepower should Giannis sit this one out. However, the rest of the Bucks are no pushovers. Having a home advantage is a plus even if Antetokounmpo doesn’t play. It’s tricky to back a Raptors against better teams like the Bucks, but covering the spread should be doable for the visitors.

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