Bucks vs Raptors: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – February 18, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on February 18, 2021 - Last Updated on February 20, 2021

Fred VanVleet leads the Toronto Raptors (13-15) against the Milwaukee Bucks (16-12) after putting up 33 points in a 124-113 win over the Bucks. The Bucks are 6-point favorites in the matchup on Thursday, February 18, 2021, which starts at 7:30 PM ET on TNT. The over/under is 235.5 for the matchup.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of February 18, 2021, 12:06 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Bucks vs Raptors Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of February 18

Bucks:
Jordan Nwora: Out (Ankle),
Jrue Holiday: Out (Health and Safety Protocols)

Raptors:
Kyle Lowry: Day To Day (Ankle),
Yuta Watanabe: Day To Day (Ankle),
Patrick McCaw: Out (Knee)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Bucks (-6)
Total Pick Under (235.5)
Prediction Bucks 118, Raptors 112

The model line and the DraftKings line are within 0.5 points of each other.

In this game, the model projects a total (229.9 points) a little lower than the DraftKings over/under (235.5 points).

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Bucks Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Giannis Antetokounmpo 27 28.2 11.4 5.8 1.2 1.3 1.1
Khris Middleton 28 20.3 5.8 5.8 1.0 0.1 2.4
Jrue Holiday 23 16.4 4.8 5.4 1.9 0.6 1.9
Bobby Portis 28 11.8 7.3 1.1 0.9 0.4 1.1
Brook Lopez 28 10.8 5.1 0.6 0.5 1.3 1.6

Bucks Player Props

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo’s PRA prop over/under for the game is listed at 50.5, 5.1 higher than his season average of 45.4.
  • Khris Middleton’s PRA prop over/under for the contest is set at 34.5, 2.5 greater than his season average of 32.0.
  • Middleton’s three pointers made prop total for the game is set at 2.5, 0.1 shots higher than his season average of 2.4.
  • Brook Lopez’s blocks prop over/under for the game is set at 1.5, 0.2 blocks higher than his season average of 1.3.

Raptors Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Pascal Siakam 25 20.6 7.8 4.5 1.2 0.6 1.2
Fred VanVleet 28 20.4 4.2 6.6 1.7 0.7 3.3
Kyle Lowry 25 17.7 5.4 6.4 1.2 0.2 2.8
Norman Powell 26 16.3 2.8 1.5 1.1 0.2 2.3
OG Anunoby 18 14.6 5.9 1.6 2.0 0.6 2.4

Raptors Player Props

  • Pascal Siakam’s points prop total for the contest is set at 21.5, 0.9 points higher than his season average of 20.6.
  • VanVleet’s PRA prop total for the game is set at 31.5, 0.3 greater than his season average of 31.2.
  • VanVleet’s three pointers made prop over/under for the game is set at 3.5, 0.2 shots greater than his season average of 3.3.
  • Chris Boucher’s blocks prop total for the contest is set at 2.5, 0.4 blocks higher than his season average of 2.1.

Shooting Trends

  • The Bucks make 49.1% of their shots from the field this season, which is 3.1 percentage points higher than the Raptors have allowed to their opponents (46%).
  • Milwaukee is 11-9 against the spread and 13-7 overall when it shoots higher than 46% from the field.
  • Toronto has an 11-11 record against the spread and a 12-10 record overall when allowing its opponents to knock down more than 49.1% of their shots from the field.
  • The Raptors have shot at a 45.3% clip from the field this season, 0.4 percentage points less than the 45.7% shooting opponents of the Bucks have averaged.
  • Toronto is 8-4 against the spread and 8-4 overall when it shoots higher than 45.7% from the field.
  • Milwaukee is 11-2 against the spread and 13-0 overall in games it allows opponents to shoot above 45.3% from the field.
  • The Bucks’ 39.8% three-point shooting percentage this season is two percentage points higher than opponents of the Raptors have shot from deep (37.8%).
  • Milwaukee has put together an 8-8 record against the spread and an 11-5 straight-up record in games this season when the team makes more than 37.8% of its three-point attempts.
  • Toronto has put up a 10-4 against the spread while going 9-5 overall in games this season when its opponents shoot higher than 39.8% from downtown.
  • The Raptors’ three-point shooting percentage this season (38.6%) is just 0.2 percentage points lower than opponents of the Bucks are averaging (38.8%).
  • Toronto is 9-5 against the spread and 10-4 overall when shooting above 38.8% as a team from three-point range.
  • Milwaukee has an 11-3 ATS record and a 12-2 straight-up record this season when it knocks down more than 38.6% of its three-point attempts.
  • The Bucks hit 15.2 three-pointers per game this season, just 0.5 fewer makes per game than the Raptors give up 15.7.
  • When Toronto makes more three-pointers than its opponents, it is 10-6 against the spread and 11-5 overall. When Milwaukee is out-shot from beyond the arc by its opponents, it is 3-11 ATS and 4-10 straight up.
  • The Raptors rank third in the NBA in made three-pointers, while the Bucks give up the 27th-fewest made threes in the league.

Bucks vs Raptors Stat Rankings

Bucks Rank Bucks AVG Raptors AVG Raptors Rank
2nd 120.5 Points Scored 114.2 11th
21st 113 Points Allowed 112.1 15th
2nd 47.6 Rebounds 42 29th
13th 10.4 Off. Rebounds 9.8 18th
4th 15.2 3pt Made 15.7 3rd
7th 26.5 Assists 25 15th
11th 13.1 Turnovers 13.1 10th

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