Sunday, February 25, 2024

Toronto Raptors at Milwaukee Bucks odds, picks and predictions

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The Toronto Raptors (35-36) and Milwaukee Bucks (50-20) meet Sunday at Fiserv Forum. Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET (NBA TV). Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Raptors vs. Bucks odds, and make our expert NBA picks and predictions.

The Raptors covered the spread as 9.5-point home favorites Saturday with a 122-107 win vs. the Minnesota Timberwolves. F Pascal Siakam finished with 27 points and 10 rebounds as Toronto won its 7th straight home game.

The Bucks failed to cover as 12-point home favorites Thursday in a 139-123 loss to the Indiana Pacers. Milwaukee blew a 14-point 2nd-half lead and lost for the 2nd time in its last 7 games.

The Bucks lead this season’s series 2-0 with the Over hitting in 1 of the 2 meetings. Milwaukee covered as a 1.5-point home favorite 130-122 as the Over (221.5) cashed in the most recent meeting Jan. 17.

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Raptors at Bucks odds

Provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 11:05 a.m. ET.

  • Moneyline (ML): Raptors +325 (bet $100 to win $325) | Bucks -400 (bet $400 to win $100)
  • Against the spread (ATS): Raptors +9.5 (-120) | Bucks -9.5 (+100)
  • Over/Under (O/U): 234.5 (O: -108 | U: -112)

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Raptors at Bucks key injuries

Raptors

Bucks

  • Grayson Allen (foot) probable
  • Jae Crowder (calf) out
  • Brook Lopez (ankle) probable

For most recent updates: Official NBA injury report.

Raptors at Bucks picks and predictions

Prediction

Bucks 116, Raptors 113

Moneyline

PASS.

The Bucks (-400) have the 4th-best home winning percentage at 80.6% (28-7) and should be able to beat Toronto, but are being slightly overvalued on the moneyline. Bet the spread and/or total instead.

Against the spread

BET RAPTORS +9.5 (-120).

The Raptors have been playing up to the level of their competition lately and are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games vs. teams with a winning percentage above .600. Toronto has lost both games vs. Milwaukee this season and should come out extra motivated to not lose a 3rd straight in the series.

The Bucks have been underwhelming at Fiserv Forum lately and are just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games.

Over/Under

BET UNDER 234.5 (-112).

The Under is 10-3 in Toronto’s last 13 games vs. teams with a winning record and 5-2 in Milwaukee’s last 7 vs. sub-.500 teams. These teams tend to play low-scoring games vs. each other, with the Under hitting in 10 of the last 13 meetings, and Sunday should be another defensive-minded matchup.

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