Free NBA Picks Today: Milwaukee Bucks vs Toronto Raptors 1/17/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Milwaukee Bucks vs Toronto Raptors 1/17/23
Tue 17th January 2023

The Milwaukee Bucks (28-16, 17-5 Home), one of the NBA’s top shooting defenses, welcome the Toronto Raptors (20-24, 6-13 Away) on Tuesday. Both teams will be playing their second game in as many days. The Raptors are 2-4 without a day off, while the Bucks are 4-1. Toronto narrowly defeated the New York Knicks 123-121 in overtime at Madison Square Garden yesterday.

Fred VanVleet had a standout performance with 33 points and eight assists. The Raptors are 11th in the Eastern Conference. Milwaukee won yesterday at Fiserv Forum, beating the Indiana Pacers 132-119. Jrue Holiday had 35 points and 11 assists, carrying the team. The Bucks are third in the Eastern Conference.

The teams are meeting for the final time this season. Milwaukee will be looking for a season sweep against Toronto after earning the win in the only earlier game 104-101 in overtime at Scotiabank Arena on January 4. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with a triple double, posting 30 points, 21 rebounds, and 10 assists.

VanVleet had 28 points, 12 assists, and eight rebounds in the loss. The Raptors have been led this season by Pascal Siakam, who is averaging 25.6 points per game. Siakam also is contributing 8.2 rebounds and 6.5 assists per game. Antetokounmpo’s 31.0 points per game have powered the Bucks on offense.

He ranks as the fourth-highest scorer in the league. Antetokounmpo also has averaged 11.9 rebounds per game, second-most in the league. Holiday has distributed 7.4 assists per game.

Foes are shooting 45.4% from the field against the Bucks, ranking as one of the league’s toughest FG% defenses (4th). The Raptors have had the advantage in the last 10 visits to Fiserv Forum, winning six.

In the last 10 games, Toronto is 5-5 with an average margin of +0.6 (114.1-113.5). Milwaukee has a 6-4 record over the last 10, allowing 113.4 points per game on average while scoring only 110.8 (-2.6 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points per game:
Scottie Barnes: 20.6 | 15.4 | +5.2
Rebounds per game:
OG Anunoby: 4.2 | 5.8 | -1.6


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Pat Connaughton: 19.4 | 13.1 | +6.3
Points per game:
Giannis Antetokounmpo: 14.5 | 31.0 | -16.5
Assists per game:
Giannis Antetokounmpo: 7.5 | 5.3 | +2.2

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Toronto Raptors (+105)

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