Grasyon Allen, Milwaukee Bucks
The Bucks eye a win at home when they face their conference rival Toronto Raptors on Tuesday. Justin Ford/Getty Images


  • The Bucks will try to bounce back at home without Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • The Raptors are eager to steal a win at the expense of Milwaukee
  • The Bucks hold the regular-season series edge over the Raptors

The Milwaukee Bucks and Toronto Raptors are coming off losses, but one of them will get back on the winning track.

The Bucks will host the Raptors on Tuesday, January 17 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

For Milwaukee, they dropped a 95-111 decision to the Miami Heat.

The Bucks played without main man Giannis Antetokounmpo and remains questionable for Tuesday's matchup.

"With Giannis out, he does so much for us," Jrue Holiday said. "It is a little bit more of us being aggressive and getting to the paint and trying to finish. They did a great job of boxing out."

With the two-time NBA MVP sitting out, Bobby Portis led the way with 15 points and seven rebounds.

Pat Connaughton chipped in 14 markers and eight rebounds in the loss to the South Beach-based squad.

Currently in third place in the Eastern Conference, Milwaukee holds an offensive rating of 112.2, the 25th highest in the league right now.

On the defensive side of things, the Bucks are giving up 110.9 points per game and are allowing the opposition 45.2% field goal shooting.

Aside from Antetokounmpo, listed as out against the Raptors are Serge Ibaka and Khris Middleton.

Joe Ingles will likewise be observed on a day-to-day basis.

For the Raptors, pulling off a win on the road will not come easy. They are coming off a loss to the Atlanta Hawks, 103-114.

They trailed mostly against the Hawks and head coach Nick Nurse batted that consistency has been their problem.

"We've got a long way to go with some consistency," Raptors coach Nick Nurse stated.

Scottie Barnes manned the campaign for the Raptors, hauling 27 points and 12 rebounds.

Meanwhile, Pascal Siakam added 15 points, seven rebounds, and six assists.

Toronto owns an offensive rating of 113.8, 14th in the league.

Defensively, the Raptors are giving up 111.5 points, allowing their opponents to shoot 48.9% from the floor.

The Bucks lead their regular season series, winning earlier this January, 104-101.

Oddsmakers see the Bucks as -6 spread favorites over the Raptors, who are at +6.

Looking at the Moneyline, Milwaukee is at -250 and Toronto with a +205 rating.

The tip-off is set at 7:30 PM ET, with the game being aired on TNT and via the NBA League Pass.

Pascal Siakam #43 of the Toronto Raptors
The Toronto Raptors try to steal a win when they visit the Bucks on Tuesday, Jan. 17. Getty Images | Douglas P. DeFelice