A high-caliber Eastern Conference matchup is headed our direction tonight where two of the better teams take their turn at each other.
The Milwaukee Bucks will be on the road down south in Tampa to take on the Toronto Raptors.
Unfortunately for the Raptors, being the only team not in the United States meant they had to improvise with their location and they will play their home games in Tampa the rest of the season.
For starting out pretty rough, the Raptors have found a way to turn their season around and they are inching closer to playing .500 basketball.
For Milwaukee, they are part of the top three teams in the Eastern Conference who are creating a massive gap between them and the other teams.
This should be a fun one, so let’s break down this matchup and help you determine your best bets for your money.
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Preview: Consistent Basketball
For all of the ups-and-downs of the Eastern Conference this season, the Milwaukee Bucks have found a way to continue to succeed at the top.
For the most part, they have managed to dodge health and safety protocols for their roster, and their three stars are carrying them exactly how we expected them to.
Middleton has taken the biggest leap as a player, and he continues to add elements to his game and looks stellar handling in the pick-and-roll now with their spacing.
Toronto is already going to have trouble guarding Giannis, but I think Middleton poses a sneaky threat to them and can go off for a big game.
Holiday continues to thrive in his role and the Bucks are looking like a strong contender to come out of the Eastern Conference.
Toronto Raptors Betting Preview: A Roster Shake-up Imminent?
News released just the other day of the Cleveland Cavaliers sitting Andre Drummond out until they find him a trade partner.
Toronto was the first name to come up as a potential suitor. With the way this team is constructed, it would be an interesting choice to add Drummond into the mix.
Sure he is a league-leader in rebounds, but he has terrible offensive efficiency.
Unless he changes his game entirely to become a roll-to-the-basket man and catch lobs from Lowry, I don’t see him playing well for this team.
Nurse has his squad pushing back into playoff contention after a rough start, and I would hate to see that chemistry they are developing be thrown to the wayside.
Bucks @ Raptors Betting Odds and Lines
It looks like coming into this game our friends at JazzSports have the Milwaukee Bucks favored on the road by 5.5 points.
Without question, the Bucks are the better team, but their road record has been bad this season.
Free Betting Pick
I like the basketball that Toronto has been playing and I like the way Nurse is coaching even better.
That said, it’s hard to pick against a healthy Bucks team, so I am riding Giannis and his team to bring this one home.
Spooky Express Free Betting Pick: Milwaukee Bucks @ -5.5