Milwaukee Bucks at Toronto Raptors 2/25/20: Starting Lineups, Matchup Preview, Daily Fantasy

Milwaukee Bucks at Toronto Raptors Preview

The Milwaukee Bucks and Toronto Raptors meet for the second time this season on Tuesday. The Bucks and Raptors are the top two teams in the Eastern Conference.

Milwaukee comes into the game with the NBA’s best record at 49-8 overall. The Bucks have won three straight and 21 of their last 24 games. Milwaukee is playing in a back-to-back after defeating the Wizards Monday night.

Toronto is 42-15 on the season and second in the Eastern Conference. The Raptors have won two straight and 17 of their last 18.

This is the second of four meetings between the teams and the Bucks won the first meeting 115-105 back on November 2.

TV Schedule

Date: 2/25/20
Time: 7:30 PM ET
Arena: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, ON
Channel: TNT

Injuries

Bucks: Kyle Korver (O), Brook Lopez (GTD)
Raptors: Marc Gasol (O), Norman Powell (O), Patrick McCaw (GTD),

Milwaukee Bucks Starting Lineup

PG: Eric Bledsoe
SG: Wesley Matthews
SF: Khris Middleton
PF: Giannis Antetokounmpo
C: Brook Lopez

Bucks Analysis

Milwaukee Bucks

The Bucks come into Tuesday’s game having defeated the Washington Wizards Monday night. Milwaukee was outscored by 13 in the fourth quarter but the Bucks held on in overtime for the 137-134 win.

The Bucks got a big game from Khris Middleton who finished with 40 points, five rebounds, and five assists. He shot 15-28 from the field.

Giannis Antetokounmpo finished with 22 points and 14 rebounds but he fouled out in the fourth quarter and only played 25 minutes.

Milwaukee has the league’s best record at 49-8 and they also have the NBA’s best road record at 23-5 (tied with Lakers).

The Bucks have the NBA’s No. 3 offense and No. 1 defense.

Bucks Quick Links: Bucks Starting Lineup, Bucks Roster, Bucks Depth Chart, Bucks Injuries, Bucks News, Bucks Schedule

Toronto Raptors Starting Lineup

PG:Kyle Lowry
SG: Fred VanVleet
SF: OG Anunoby
PF: Pascal Siakam
C: Serge Ibaka

Raptors Analysis

Toronto Raptors

The Raptors have won 17 of their last 18 games but it was their last game that might have been the most impressive of those wins.

Toronto embarrassed the Indiana Pacers on Sunday, beating them 127-81. The Raptors jumped out to a 34-12 lead after the first quarter and never looked back.

Leading the way for the Raptors was Pascal Siakam who had 21 points on 8-12 shooting. The Raptors were +29 in the 30 minutes he played.

Toronto is 23-7 at home this season and they have won eight straight at Scotiabank Arena.

They come into Tuesday’s matchup with the league’s No. 10 offense and No. 2 defense.

Raptors Quick Links: Raptors Starting Lineup, Raptors Roster, Raptors Depth Chart, Raptors Injuries, Raptors News, Raptors Schedule

Key Player Matchups

Eric Bledsoe vs. Kyle Lowry

A matchup of two the best point guards in the NBA when it comes to defense. 

In the first game between the two teams, Bledsoe had 14 points and five assists while Lowry finished with 36 points and six assists. If Lowry can have another big game as he did in the first meeting then the Raptors could pull the upset over the Bucks.

Giannis Antetokounmpo vs. Pascal Siakam

The biggest matchup of the night happens to be between the two best players in the game. Giannis Antetokounmpo appears to be on his way to another MVP award while Pascal Siakam has taken the leap from good to great.

Whoever gets the best of the matchup will go a long way in determining the winner of Tuesday’s game. Siakam had 16 points and five rebounds in the first meeting while Antetokounmpo finished with 36 points, 15 rebounds, and eight assists.

Daily Fantasy

The top two options in daily fantasy for the Bucks and Raptors game are Giannis Antetokounmpo and Pascal Siakam. Giannis Antetokounmpo is projected to score 54.1 points but he does cost $11.6k while Siakam has a projection of 39.4 points and is available for $8k.

If looking for a cheaper option then consider Raptors G Fred VanVleet who is projected to score 33.8 points but only cost $6.3k.

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Brandon has covered basketball for several outlets including FanSided and 247Sports. He is a graduate of Radford University with a degree in media studies/journalism.

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