Bucks vs. Raptors - Free NBA Pick, Feb 23rd

Jordan Sharp

Friday, February 23, 2018 4:02 PM UTC

Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 4:02 PM UTC

The last two times the Bucks and Raptors have played one another this season, the final scores have been sky-high, with their New Year’s Day game going into overtime. Can we expect the scoring to be high again in the first game back from the All Star Break?

Bucks vs. Raptors

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Free NBA Pick: OVER 215Best Line Offered: at Heritage

If you look at the highlights from the first time these two played, after a slower but high shooting percentage start, these two teams picked up the pace in the second quarter and it turned into a track meet in the second half.

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Defense was pretty good in that game, but both teams were making shots, shooting 47 and 49 percent from the floor. It was the same story in their second meeting a few days later with both teams shooting 53 percent or better from the floor and scoring a combined 237 points.

With a total of 215 points that has been steadily rising ever since it opened, the over looks to be a strong play in this one. The over has obviously cashed in their two meetings this season, and it’s cashed in three of their last four games against one another dating back to last season.

It’s strange for me to like the over in this game considering the Bucks are coming off cashing the under in nine of their last 11 games, but the Raptors have been an over cashing machine in five of their last eight games. Toronto also went into the break averaging almost 117 points per game in their last five games, so if they can keep that offense alive tonight at home, I really like the over in this game.

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