Raptors vs. Bucks Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Sunday, April 9, 2023

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Raptors vs. Bucks Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Sunday, April 9, 2023

NBA Predictions

The Milwaukee Bucks (58-23) will look to leading scorer Bobby Portis (14.1 ppg) when they attempt to take down the Scottie Barnes-led Toronto Raptors (40-41) on April 9, 2023. The Bucks are 3.5-point underdogs against the Raptors. A 221-point total has been set for the matchup.

Raptors vs. Bucks Odds

  • Raptors odds to win: -164
  • Bucks odds to win: +138
  • Spread: Raptors (-3.5)
  • Total: 221

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Sunday, April 9, 2023 at 1:00 PM ET
  • Where: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario
  • TV: BSWI and SportsNet

Who Will Win Raptors vs. Bucks?

Raptors and Bucks Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

In games they have played as at least 3.5-point favorites this season, the Raptors are 17-18-1 against the spread.

The Bucks have a 2-5-1 record against the spread when an underdog by 3.5 points or more this year.

The two teams average a combined 8.9 more points per game (229.9) than this game’s over/under of 221 points.

Opponents of the two teams average a combined 3.7 more points per game (224.7) than this matchup’s total of 221 points.

The average total for Raptors games this year is 3.2 more points than the over/under of 221 in this game.

The average point total for Milwaukee this year is 9.3 points higher than this game’s over/under.

Toronto is 40-39-2 against the spread this season.

So far this season, the Bucks have compiled a 42-34-5 record against the spread.

Raptors Stats & Insights

The Raptors have a +105 scoring differential, topping opponents by 1.3 points per game. They’re putting up 112.8 points per game to rank 23rd in the league and are giving up 111.5 per outing to rank fifth in the NBA.

The 43.0 rebounds per game the Raptors average rank 18th in the league. Their opponents collect 42.3 per outing.

Toronto hits 1.5 fewer threes per game than the opposition, 10.7 (26th in the league) compared to its opponents’ 12.2.

The Raptors average 112.1 points per 100 possessions on offense (17th in the league), and give up 111.5 points per 100 possessions (12th in the NBA).

The Raptors have scored at a higher clip in home games than away from home in the 2022-23 season (114.2 at home versus 111.3 on the road), though they have allowed fewer points at home than on the road (109.9 opponent points per home game versus 113.0 on the road).

Bucks Stats & Insights

The Bucks’ +314 scoring differential (outscoring opponents by 3.9 points per game) is a result of putting up 117.1 points per game (sixth in NBA) while allowing 113.2 per contest (14th in league).

Milwaukee wins the rebound battle by 4.6 boards on average. It records 48.8 rebounds per game, first in the league, while its opponents pull down 44.2.

The Bucks knock down 14.9 three-pointers per game (fourth-most in the league), 2.8 more than their opponents. They are shooting 36.8% from deep (10th in NBA), and opponents are shooting 35.4%.

The Bucks rank ninth in the league averaging 114.2 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively are fourth, allowing 109.3 points per 100 possessions.

Milwaukee averages 118.8 points per game at home, and 115.3 on the road.

Raptors Key Players to Watch

The active leader in points and assists for the Raptors this season is Barnes, who scores 15.4 points and distributes 4.8 assists per game.

Jakob Poeltl scores 12.5 points per game and adds 9.1 rebounds and 2.8 assists for the Raptors.

Gary Trent Jr. leads active Raptors in three-point shooting, making an average of 2.5 shots per game from beyond the arc.

Trent averages 1.6 steals per game, while Poeltl has 1.2 blocks per contest.

Bucks Key Players to Watch

Portis holds the top Bucks spot in two categories among active players: scoring (14.1 points per game) and rebounding (9.7 rebounds per game). He also dishes out 1.5 assists per contest.

Jevon Carter’s per-game averages this season are 8.1 points, 2.4 assists and 2.5 rebounds.

Carter hits 1.8 treys per game.

Carter is a strong defensive option with 0.8 steals and 0.4 blocks per game.

Raptors vs. Bucks Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Bucks (+ 3.5)
  • Pick OU:

    Over (221)

  • Prediction:
    Bucks 114 – Raptors 113

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