Milwaukee Bucks versus Toronto Raptors Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Betting Odds Preview 3-2-2013

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The 23-36 Toronto Raptors will be on a back to back when they face a rested 28-28 Milwaukee Bucks in an NBA pro basketball game on Saturday night. Tip off time from Milwaukee is scheduled for 8:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

The odds from this NBA pro basketball game has the home team Milwaukee Bucks favored by -6 points with an over under line of 202 ½ points There has been line movement since the odds came out a few hours ago.

The teams met back on January 13th with Milwaukee posting the 107-96 road win against the Raptors as a +2 ½ point underdog. The game landed over 192 ½ points

Toronto has a road record of 8-20 on the year. They lose for the third straight time following a 93-81 home defeat to the Indiana Pacers on Friday night as a +2 point underdog. The game finished under 185 ½ points. Toronto was held to just 51 points after three quarters. They shoot 40.3% from the floor and 3 of 11 from three. The Raptors gave up 48.6% from the field to the Pacers and allowed Indiana to grab 13 more boards. Rudy Gay led Toronto with 21 points and 5 rebounds on 7 of 16 shooting. The inefficient Gay is making a mere 38.7% of his shots with Toronto. Since acquiring Rudy Gay we have seen the Raptors scoring output depress. Toronto is averaging just 90 points a game over their past seven contests.

Milwaukee is 14-14 on their home court. They earn their second straight win all on the road following a 110-107 road win at the Houston Rockets on Wednesday as a +8 ½ point underdog. The total landed under 220 points. The Bucks shot 48.3% in the win and connected on 9 of 24 from three. They allowed the Rockets 47.2% from the floor and forced 19 Houston turnovers. Monta Ellis had 27 points and 13 assists on 9 of 24 shooting. With the addition of J.J. Reddick we are seeing minutes diminish from the inefficient guard Brandon Jennings. Monta Ellis is finally dishing out assists and has kept his minutes. The Bucks finally figured out that having your top two leading scorers hitting on 40% won’t get them very far in the playoffs. Ellis and Jennings dragged the team down to 26th in the NBA in shooting as the club makes 43.5% from the floor.