Written and authored by National Basketball Association Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for their 2015 Basketball game. The teams will play on Monday January 19, 2015. At 8:00 PM EST.
The (26-13) Toronto Raptors of the Eastern Conference Atlantic Division makes the trip from the Province of Ontario to the largest city in the Badger State. Toronto will play the (21-19) Milwaukee Bucks of the Eastern Conference Central Division in 2015 NBA action. The teams will play at BMO Harris Bradley Center in frigid Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This Sports Handicapper believes the Toronto Raptors took a few steps back after a furious start to the season. Milwaukee is better than many experts predicted at the start of the season. The betting line has Milwaukee as a three-point home underdog Against The Spread, and the total is 203′ for Monday Night’s game.
The 2015 Toronto Raptors have lost six of eight straight up, their latest an 110-89 defeat at the hands of Atlanta at home on Friday Night. Toronto Guard DeMar DeRozan is back in the lineup after a groin injury. Kyle Lowry is having his best season as a pro and leads the team in scoring, assists, and steals. A recent West Coast trip was a disaster. Coach Dwane Casey has to get his team back to focusing on defense; they have players that can put the ball in the bucket. The Raptors have allowed opponents over 100-points their last seven and all were losses. Toronto is 3-1-1 Against The Point Spread their last five against Milwaukee. The betting odds over the total is 4-0 the last four between the teams. The Toronto Raptors are 2-4 their last six NBA Expert ATS Predictions on the road going over the betting odds total four times and staying under twice. The key to a Toronto win is to play relentless defense and feed the post, forward Amir Johnson is a talented front-court player who can put the ball on the floor. Lowry and DeRozan have to man up defensively.
The 2015 Milwaukee Bucks have won three of four, their latest a 95-79 home win against the lowly New York Knicks on January 15th. A good match-up for Milwaukee point guard Branon Knight will be against Lowry. Knight, like Lowry, leads his team in scoring, assists, and steals. Milwaukee rookie phenom Jabari Parker and second-year guard Kendall Marshall are out for the season with knee injuries. Power forward Larry Sanders is suspended ten game from the league for abusing the anti-drug policy. The betting odds over the total is 4-0 Milwaukee last four with a winning straight up record. The betting odds under the total is 5-2 the last seven between the teams at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. The Milwaukee Bucks are 2-3 ATS their last five at home, staying under the betting odds total in all five. The Milwaukee offense is putting 98 points per game on the scoreboard. New Milwaukee head coach Jason Kidd has this team believing in his system, and the team is in a position to make a playoff run.
Free Pick: Toronto-3.