The best teams in the Eastern Conference have been playing like anything but contenders of late, with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Toronto Raptors running into a proverbial wall in the last few weeks. The Raps will try to snap a season-long five-game losing streak when they welcome the Milwaukee Bucks north of the border on Friday.
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- The Bucks are 0-4 ATS in their last four games against the Raptors.
- The total has gone UNDER in six of the Bucks’ last eight games against the Raptors.
- The Raptors are 12-3 SU in their last 15 games after consecutive losses.
Toronto’s worst loss of the campaign came last Friday in the form of a 113-78 setback to Charlotte, but the Raptors have suffered two consecutive crushing two-point defeats to San Antonio and Memphis since. The Raps will play their next three at home against sub-.500 teams, which is a great opportunity for the second-best team in the East to get back on track. The Dinos haven’t lost six straight since February 2015.
The Bucks are also ice-cold, having lost six of their last seven contests. Milwaukee is surrendering an average of 112 points during that span and gave up a season-high 72 points in the first half of Wednesday’s 114-109 home loss to the Philadelphia 76ers.
Toronto has dominated this series in recent years. The Raptors have won each of their last six meetings with the Bucks.
Milwaukee Bucks vs Toronto Raptors Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Milwaukee Bucks will try to spoil the party on Friday; they are 19-26 ATS against the betting spread this NBA season, while the Toronto Raptors are 27-18-1 ATS. Milwaukee is 29-16 vs the betting total points scored; Toronto is 28-17-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs Milwaukee injuries news.
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams with the Toronto Raptors rated this week at No. 13 and the Milwaukee Bucks sitting at No. 22.
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Milwaukee Bucks rank No. 26 in the league with 42.27 per game. That compares with Toronto’s No. 24 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Toronto is the NBA’s No. 15-ranked team at 9.24 per game, while the Milwaukee Bucks rate No. 24 with 8.53 per contest.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Milwaukee got 28 points from Greg Monroe en route to a 114-109 loss against Philadelphia on Wednesday at Bradley Center.
Kyle Lowry went off for 29 points and added 4 rebounds but it wasn’t enough as Memphis defeated Toronto, 101-99 at FedExForum.
- Milwaukee is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
- Milwaukee is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
- The total has gone OVER in 7 of Milwaukee’s last 9 games
- Milwaukee is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
- Toronto is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
- Toronto is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
- Toronto is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games at home
- The total has gone OVER in 13 of Toronto’s last 18 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Milwaukee home to Boston, Saturday, January 28th
Toronto home to Orlando, Sunday, January 29th