Defending champions the Toronto Raptors (42-15) meet the Milwaukee Bucks (49-8) in the NBA at the Scotiabank Arena on Tuesday evening.
The Raptors come into this game on the back of a 46-point home-court routing of the Indiana Pacers on Sunday night, with their 127-81 victory being their 17th win their last 18 games.
Pascal Siakam scored 21 points for Toronto, while Matt Thomas scored a career-best 17 points (all in the fourth quarter). Kyle Lowry had 16 points and 11 assists and Serge Ibaka had 15 points and a season-high 15 rebounds.
Toronto are averaging 113.0 Points per Game (PPG), while they are allowing 106.5 (PA). Siakam is averaging 23.8 PPG, while Ibaka is averaging 8.0 Rebounds per Game (RPG). They are 23-7 on home-court this season.
The Bucks were last in action on Monday night, when they had to dig deep to hang on to record a 137-134 OT win on the road at the Washington Wizards.
Khris Middleton scored 40 points for Milwaukee, Eric Bledsoe had 23 points and 10 assists and Giannis Antetokounmpo had 22 points and 14 rebounds.
Milwaukee are now averaging 120.0 PPG, while they are allowing 107.8 (PA). Antetokounmpo is averaging 29.9 PPG and 13.6 RPG. They are 23-5 on the road this season.
Toronto Raptors vs Milwaukee Bucks Betting Lines & Prediction
The fact that Milwaukee were taken to overtime a night before this game and that Toronto have had a day’s extra rest and have the home-court advantage makes the Raptors the best bet in NHL predictions to win this game.