Toronto Raptors vs. Milwaukee Bucks Game Preview and Prediction 1/17/2023

John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Raptors vs. Milwaukee Bucks Game Preview and Prediction 1/17/2023

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Toronto Raptors vs. Milwaukee Bucks Game Preview and Prediction 1/17/2023

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John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Raptors vs. Milwaukee Bucks

How To Watch:

Date: Tuesday, January 17th

Game Time: 7:30 pm EST

TV: TNT

Venue: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 

Record: Bucks (28-16, third in the Eastern Conference), Raptors (20-24, 11th in the Eastern Conference)

Things To Know:

-In their first matchup of the season on January 4, the Bucks won 104-101 in overtime. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 30 points, 20 rebounds, and 10 assists. 

-The Raptors are coming off a 123-121 overtime win over the New York Knicks.

-The Bucks are 16-12 in Eastern Conference matchups, while the Raptors are 14-17. 

-Milwaukee, at home, is 15-7-0 against the spread this season, leading the NBA. 

-Toronto, on the road, is 9-10-0 against the spread this season.

 

Why The Bucks Can Win

The Bucks are expecting the return of Antetokounmpo to the lineup after missing the last three games. The Bucks are 6-4 in their last 10 games, but went 1-2 with Antetokounmpo out of the lineup. The Bucks are 17-5-0 as home favorites. The Raptors will be without Dalano Banton (hip), and Otto Porter Jr (left foot). 

 

Why The Raptors Can Win

The Raptors are 4-1 in their last 5 games. Continuing to limit points off turnovers will be key to beating the Bucks this time around. In their first meeting, the Raptors were able to capitalize with nine to the Bucks 28. The Bucks will be without Khris Middleton (knee), and Serge Ibaka (personal). Giannis Antetokounmpo has missed the last 3 games (knee), but is expected to return tonight.

 

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