Free NBA Picks Today: Milwaukee Bucks vs Toronto Raptors 3/19/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Milwaukee Bucks vs Toronto Raptors 3/19/23
Sun 19th March 2023

The Milwaukee Bucks (50-20, 28-7 Home) will try to break down one of the league’s top scoring defenses when they welcome the Toronto Raptors (35-36, 12-23 Away) on Sunday. Toronto is playing on back-to-back days after topping the Minnesota Timberwolves 122-107 at Scotiabank Arena yesterday, their third win in a row.

Fred VanVleet led the way with 28 points and seven assists. The Raptors are ninth in the Eastern Conference. Milwaukee fell short on Thursday at Fiserv Forum, falling to the Indiana Pacers 139-123. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the team in scoring in defeat with 25 points.

With 19 points, 11 assists, and seven rebounds, Jrue Holiday also had a strong game. The Bucks are first in the Eastern Conference, 1.5 games ahead of the Boston Celtics. It’s the last meeting of the season between the teams. Milwaukee will be looking for a season sweep against Toronto after getting the win in both of their previous meetings, the last of which was a 130-122 victory at Fiserv Forum on January 17.

Holiday led the Bucks with 37 points, seven assists, and six rebounds. VanVleet had 39 points, nine rebounds, and seven assists in the loss. The Raptors have been led this season by Pascal Siakam, who is averaging 24.3 points per game. Siakam also has grabbed 7.7 rebounds per game.

Meanwhile, VanVleet is dishing 7.0 assists.Antetokounmpo (31.4 ppg) has powered the Bucks on offense. He ranks as the fourth-highest scorer in the NBA. Antetokounmpo also has averaged 11.9 rebounds per game, second-most in the league. Holiday has recorded 7.3 assists per game.

The Raptors are holding opponents to 112.1 points per game, ranking as one of the toughest scoring defenses in the league (5th). The Raptors have had the advantage in recent games at Fiserv Forum, winning six of the last 10. Toronto is looking to avoid a fourth consecutive road loss this season.

Meanwhile, the Raptors are 4-6 when playing the second of a back-to-back this season and 3-3 in such games against opponents with at least a day of rest. The Bucks are 7-1 with a rest advantage.

Toronto is 5-5 in the last 10 games with an average margin of +0.1 (112.1-112.0). Milwaukee has gone 7-3 over the last 10, scoring 124.4 points per game on average while allowing 119.3 (+5.1 margin). The Bucks are averaging 116.2 ppg for the full season while allowing 112.4.


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Precious Achiuwa: 5.5 | 16.0 | -10.5
Points per game:
OG Anunoby: 21.0 | 16.7 | +4.3
Gary Trent Jr.: 12.0 | 17.7 | -5.7


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Brook Lopez: 32.8 | 23.5 | +9.3
Points per game:
Brook Lopez: 21.8 | 15.5 | +6.3
Jrue Holiday: 14.2 | 19.4 | -5.2
Rebounds per game:
Brook Lopez: 8.8 | 6.7 | +2.0

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Milwaukee Bucks -9.5 (-105)

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