Toronto Raptors (16-17, ninth in Eastern Conference) vs. Milwaukee Bucks (25-14, third in Eastern Conference)
Milwaukee; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EST
LINE: Bucks -8.5
BOTTOM LINE: Giannis Antetokounmpo leads Milwaukee in a clash with Toronto. He is third in the league with an average of 27.9 points per game.
The Bucks are 17-10 in Eastern Conference games. Milwaukee is fourth in the league averaging 112.1 points and shooting 45.7 percent from the field.
The Raptors are 11-11 in Eastern Conference play. Toronto is second in the league with 12.9 offensive rebounds per game led by Scottie Barnes with an average of 2.8.
The teams face off for the second time this season. The Raptors won the last clash on December 3. Fred VanVleet scored 29 points to help the Raptors claim victory.
TOP PERFORMERS: Grayson Allen averages 2.7 points at 3 points per game for the Bucks, scoring 11.9 points while shooting 38.9% from beyond the arc. Antetokounmpo is averaging 27.9 points, 11.5 rebounds, 5.9 assists and 1.5 blocks in the last 10 games for Milwaukee.
VanVleet is scoring 20.3 points per game and averaging 4.9 rebounds for the Raptors. Pascal Siakam is averaging 21.0 points and 11.0 rebounds in the last 10 games for Toronto.
LAST 10 GAMES: Bucks: 7-3, averaging 116.6 points, 45.4 rebounds, 23.7 assists, 8.2 steals and 4.0 blocks per game while shooting 46.7% since field. Their opponents average 110.4 points per game.
Raptors: 6-4, averaging 114.4 points, 45.8 rebounds, 24.6 assists, 9.2 steals and 5.4 blocks per game while shooting 45.2 percent from the field. Their opponents average 110.4 points.
INJURIES: Bucks: Grayson Allen: absent (health protocols), Donte DiVincenzo: day to day (ankle), Jordan Nwora: absent (health protocols), Semi Ojeleye: absent (health and safety protocols), Thanasis Antetokounmpo: absent ( health protocols)), Pat Connaughton: outside (health protocol), Brook Lopez: outside (back).
Raptors: Goran Dragic: outside (staff), Yuta Watanabe: outside (health and safety protocols), Svi Mykhailiuk: outside (health and safety protocols), David Johnson: outside (calf).
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