BUCKS PREGAME REPORT: Toronto Raptors @ Milwaukee Bucks 01/31/19

 
 
 

tiger pregame preview

Ok here we go the final game of the season series between Toronto and the Bucks! This game has major playoff indications. The Bucks lead the series 2-1. If they win, the Raptors will be at a major psychological disadvantage especially because they beat us last year in the playoffs and they are known as a team that can’t get it done. The Bucks have the opportunity tonight to prove they are the Eastern Conference alpha dog and no question about it. The teams are close in record but really the Bucks are far superior in team statistics. The Bucks have been proving their dominance all season and if they do it tonight then the Eastern conference goes through Milwaukee. Brace yourselves for an epic game because this is going to be a dog fight…

 
 

 

MATCHUP DETAILS

Match Up: Bucks (36/13) @ Raptors (37/15)

Game Time: Thursday, Jan. 31 2019 > 7:00PM CT

Game Location: Scotia Bank Arena • Toronto

TV Channels: FSWIS / TNT / TSN

Radio: 620 AM/103.3 FM WTMJ

Vegas Spread: Raptors -3

Vegas O/U: 232

Money Line: Bucks -150 / Raptors +130

 

 

tiger pregame analysis

Gotta make this analysis short because I have to get to work but really we know what these teams are all about at this point. The two best players in the East will square off again tonight and it’s probably going to come down to the supporting cast. As good as the Raptors are, the Bucks are on another tier. Their advanced metrics aren’t even close. Plus the Bucks can go 12 deep and barely lose a stride. The Raptors are a fear based team at this point where the Bucks are hungry dogs ready to bite.

Kahwi is great. Giannis is better. The Raptors have good role players. Once again, the Bucks have better ones. The Bucks defense has made incredible strides in the last month or so and are now a tier 1 defense all alone. Oh and they can blow you out on offense. Psychologically the Bucks are just locked in and if anything this Raptors team might fall apart tonight.

The Bucks are hungry as hell and they’re confidence doesn’t seem to ever get shaken. This might be a hell of a game tonight or a blowout…

 

 

Matchup Comparison (Basic Stats)

(Referenced By www.nba.com)

 

MILWAUKEE BUCKS


Points Scored = 117.2 / Rank 2


FG Made = 43.4 / Rank 3

FG Attempts = 90.3 / Rank 7

FG% = 48.0 / Rank 1


3PT Made = 32.2 / Rank 2

3PT Attempts = 37.7 / Rank 2

3P% = 35.0 / Rank 15


FT Made = 17.2 / Rank 19

FT Attempted = 22.5 / Rank 18

FT% = 76.7 / Rank 17


Offensive Rebounds = 9.0 / Rank 26

Defensive Rebounds = 39.8 / Rank 1

Total Rebounds = 48.8 / Rank 1


Assists = 26.3 / Rank 5

Turnovers = 14.4 / Rank 18

Steals = 7.7 / Rank 16

Blocks = 6.0 / Rank 2

Blocks Attempted = 4.8 / Rank 9


Personal Fouls = 20.3 / Rank 7

Personal Fouls Drawn = 20.2 / Rank 23

Plus / Minus = 9.7 / Rank 1


opponent


Points Scored = 114.1 / Rank 6


FG Made = 42.3 / Rank 8

FG Attempts = 89.6 / Rank 14

FG% = 47.2 / Rank 7


3PT Made = 11.6 / Rank 10

3PT Attempts = 33.3 / Rank 9

3P% = 34.8 / Rank 18


FT Made = 18.0 / Rank 14

FT Attempted = 22.4 / Rank 17

FT% = 80.1 / Rank 5


Offensive Rebounds = 10.2 / Rank 18

Defensive Rebounds = 34.8 / Rank 14

Total Rebounds = 45.0 / Rank 16


Assists = 24.4 / Rank 15

Turnovers = 14.0 / Rank16

Steals = 8.4 / Rank 10

Blocks = 5.5 / Rank 10

Blocks Attempted = 4.8 / Rank 11


Personal Fouls = 21.3 / Rank 17

Personal Fouls Drawn = 20.7 / Rank 20

Plus / Minus = 5.4 / Rank 5

 

 

Matchup Comparison (Advanced Stats)

(Referenced By www.nba.com)

 

MILWAUKEE BUCKS


Offensive Rating = 113.3 / Rank 3

Defensive Rating = 103.8 / Rank 1

Net Rating = 9.4 / Rank 1


Assist % = 60.7 / Rank 13

Assist/Turnover Ratio = 1.83 / Rank 10

Assist Ratio = 18.6 / Rank 6


Offensive Rebound % = 25.0 / Rank 26

Defensive Rebound % = 76.0 / Rank 1

Rebounds % = 51.8 / Rank 3


Turnover % = 13.9 / Rank 13

Effective Field Goal % = 55.3 / Rank 2

True Shooting % = 58.3 / Rank 2


Pace = 103.10 / Rank 6

Player Impact Estimate = 55.7 / Rank 1


OPPONENT


Offensive Rating = 12.8 / Rank 7

Defensive Rating = 107.5 / Rank 10

Net Rating = 4.9 / Rank 5


Assist % = 57.8 / Rank 21

Assist/Turnover Ratio = 1.75 / Rank 14

Assist Ratio = 17.6 / Rank 14


Offensive Rebound % = 28.0 / Rank 13

Defensive Rebound % = 71.1 / Rank 19

Rebounds % = 50.0 / Rank 24


Turnover % = 13.8 / Rank 10

Effective Field Goal % = 53.7 / Rank 5

True Shooting % = 57.4 / Rank 6


Pace = 100.30 / Rank 17

Player Impact Estimate = 52.7 / Rank 7

 

 

TIGER PREGAME PREDICTION

Toronto is an emotionally fragile team and they won the last game against the Bucks. The Bucks are actually getting better and I actually think this is a trap game for the Raptors. The true alpha dogs are coming into town and are ready to prove their dominance. The Bucaramanga ready for this. GO BUCKS!

Final Verdict = (W) Bucks 132 @ (L) Opponent 111

TIGER’S Calling It…

“BUCKS BY 21”

 

 
 

TIGERS FINAL TAKE

I call predictions based on stats but also from my gut. This is a big night for the Bucks if they want to prove they are Eastern Conference alpha dogs they win tonight. The Bucks are ready for this. GO BUCKS!

 
 

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