If there is one thing that we have learned since the NBA returned to action, it’s that what we thought we knew before the lockdown may not in fact be the case today. There was always the belief that some teams would adapt better to the bubble than others, but it has been surprising how some of the top teams in the league have struggled to assert their dominance. Things might begin to get back to normal once these 8 regular season games are over and we get into the playoffs, but we have seen enough at this point to suggest that we should perhaps be ready for a surprise or two in the coming weeks. Let’s take a closer look at this upcoming match between the raptors and the bucks so you can place your bets against their NBA odds.
Toronto Raptors Vs Milwaukee Bucks Odds & Pick – NBA Betting
Before we hit the playoffs, though, we still need to close out the regular season and we have a fantastic matchup set to go on Monday night, with the #2 Toronto Raptors facing the #1 seeded Milwaukee Bucks in a rematch of last season’s Eastern Conference Final. These two teams have had mixed levels of success since the return, yet it is the Bucks who are favored by 6 points on Monday night. The point total for this one is set at 228.
Why bet on Toronto Raptors
Of the teams sitting near the top of the standings in the NBA, it may well be the Toronto Raptors who have adapted the best to the bubble situation. They have won 4 of their 5 games since returning and look like a team ready to head into the playoffs. With those wins, Toronto is now 50-19 on the season, which leaves then 4 ½ games back of the Milwaukee Bucks for top spot in the East. They were never going to catch the Bucks in this return, but they can certainly make them worry about needing to face them in the postseason with a win here. The last 10 meetings between these two have been evenly split at 5-5, but the Raptors have had the best of it against the spread, going 4-2 ATS in their last 6 meetings.
Why bet on Milwaukee Bucks
Prior to the lockdown, the Milwaukee Bucks looked as close to unbeatable as it gets, but they have not been that way since returning. In the 5 games played since coming back, they are sitting at 2-3, with their losses coming against teams that will be playoff bound, including a couple of teams from the Eastern Conference. They have actually picked up where they left off, as they have now gone 3-7 in their last 10 games, going back to before the lockdown. Not only have they been losing, they have had issues against the spread, going just 2-6 ATS in their last 8. This is considered a home game for Milwaukee, which is important when you consider that 9 of the last 13 meetings between these two with Milwaukee as the home team have gone UNDER.
- When: Monday, August 10 at 6:30 PM EST
- Where: Wide World of Sports, Orlando
- Raptors vs Bucks Live: ESPN
- Money Lines: Raptors +150 / Bucks -192
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
I am a little surprised to see the Bucks in as a 6-point favorite when you consider how things have gone for these teams since the return. I like the UNDER here, and I really like the Raptors to cover. I may even take them to win.
Pick: Toronto Raptors 114 Milwaukee Bucks 109