Free NBA Picks Today: Toronto Raptors vs Milwaukee Bucks 4/9/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Toronto Raptors vs Milwaukee Bucks 4/9/23
Sun 9th April 2023

The Toronto Raptors (40-41, 26-14 Home), one of the league’s top scoring defenses, host the Milwaukee Bucks (58-23, 26-14 Away) on Sunday. Milwaukee was dismantled by the Memphis Grizzlies 137-114 at Fiserv Forum on Friday.

With 25 points, Lindell Wigginton was the top scorer in defeat. Jae Crowder added 24 points. The Bucks are the first seed in the Eastern Conference, three games ahead of the Boston Celtics.

Toronto lost in blowout fashion on Friday at TD Garden, falling to the Boston Celtics 121-102. Pascal Siakam had 19 points in defeat to lead the team. The Raptors are the ninth seed in the Eastern Conference.

The teams are meeting for the last time this season. Milwaukee will be looking for a season sweep against Toronto after getting the win in each of their three previous matchups, the most recent of which was a 118-111 victory at Fiserv Forum on March 19, their third straight head-to-head victory.

Brook Lopez led the Bucks with 26 points, while Giannis Antetokounmpo had a triple double with 22 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists. Fred VanVleet had 23 points in the losing effort.Antetokounmpo is averaging 31.1 points per game, fifth-highest in the NBA, to lead the Bucks in scoring this season.

Antetokounmpo also has grabbed 11.8 rebounds per game, second-most in the NBA. Meanwhile, Jrue Holiday is dishing 7.4 assists.Siakam has been the primary provider for the Raptors on offense, averaging 24.2 points per game.

Siakam also has pulled down 7.8 rebounds per game. VanVleet has recorded 7.2 assists per game. The Raptors are holding opponents to 111.5 points per game, ranking as one of the best scoring defenses in the league (5th).

The teams have split their last 10 matchups at Scotiabank Arena (5-5). Milwaukee has won three straight away from Fiserv Forum this season. Toronto has won three straight at home this season. Milwaukee is 7-3 in the last 10 games with an average margin of +3.7 (123.0-119.3).

For the season, the Bucks are averaging 117.1 points per game, compared to 113.2 for opponents. Toronto has split the last 10 (5-5), scoring 111.6 points per game on average while holding opponents to 107.2 (+4.4 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Grayson Allen: 6.0 | 16.0 | -10.0
Points per game:
Bobby Portis: 19.0 | 14.1 | +4.9
Khris Middleton: 10.7 | 15.1 | -4.4
Rebounds per game:
Brook Lopez: 4.5 | 6.7 | -2.2


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Gary Trent Jr.: 8.5 | 21.5 | -13.0
Points per game:
Gary Trent Jr.: 4.5 | 17.3 | -12.8
Rebounds per game:
Scottie Barnes: 5.0 | 6.7 | -1.7
Assists per game:
Fred VanVleet: 9.0 | 7.2 | +1.8

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Toronto Raptors (-165)

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