The Toronto Raptors are set to host the Milwaukee Bucks in an Eastern Conference matchup on Tuesday. The two teams have typically finished toward the top of the conference in recent years, but Toronto has fallen by the wayside. Can Toronto bounce back and be competitive against Milwaukee that needs to gain momentum after losing two of its last three games? All odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Toronto Raptors, 7:30 p.m. ET, NBA League Pass
Pick ATS: Bucks -7
The Raptors split a two-game series with the Indiana Pacers to start the week. While they won the first matchup, they lost the second despite Domantas Sabonis missing most of the contest. Toronto’s Pascal Siakam has missed two straight games. He’ll be needed to slow down Giannis Antetokounpo, who is widely considered the most dominant power forward in the game. OG Anunoby is also questionable with a knee injury, and his absence could make it hard for the Raptors to slow down Khris Middleton. Either one of these players being less than 100 percent bodes poorly for the home team, so I like the Bucks’ odds to cover the spread.
Player Prop: Kyle Lowry U2.5 3-pointers (+106)
Lowry has shot 2-for-15 from deep in his last two games and will be up against one of the NBA’s best perimeter defenses in this matchup. It’s unclear whether the toe injury that kept him out of a game earlier this week is affecting his shooting, but he’ll have to prove to me that he’s found his shooting stroke again before I bank on him making three shots from beyond the arc.
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