At onset of the Eastern Conference Finals Milwaukee flexed a dominant pose. More emphatically the Bucks became overwhelming betting on NBA game favorites for a sweep. But then came the double overtime thriller at Toronto. Facing a 0-2 deficit the Raptors rallied to win game three 118-112. As a result, the Bucks got a much-needed wakeup call about how difficult Toronto can be as an opponent. Milwaukee is clearly the deeper team. But this is their first appearance in the Eastern Conference Finals since 2001. Such as that is the case closing a playoff series remains a learning process.
Toronto Raptors vs. Milwaukee Bucks Game 5
Date and Time: Thursday, May 23, 2019, 8:30 p.m. Eastern
Location: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
NBA Betting Online Odds at SBG:
|Raptors||+7 (-110)||217 (-110)||+250|
|Bucks||-7 (-110)||217 (-110)||-300|
Raptors vs. Bucks TV Coverage: TNT
Eastern Conference Finals
Now this best of seven series is tied at 2-2. Game six will return to Toronto on Saturday. If necessary, a seventh and deciding game would be Monday at Milwaukee. So far. the home team has won and covered all four games of this match. Toronto was outclassed in two bad losses at Milwaukee. However, on their home court they were like an entirely different team. The Raptors jumped all over the Bucks and scored a 120-102 win in game four.
Giannis vs. Kawhi
Namely Giannis Antetokounmpo is the key for Milwaukee. He has taken severe physical punishment in this series. Toronto continues to hack at him and send him to the free throw line. Yet Giannis is averaging 26 points and 12.8 rebounds per game. By contrast Kawhi Leonard has been charged with carrying the Raptors. Leonard is averaging 31.2 points and 8.4 rebounds per game. While not at 100% physically he has remained outstanding.
Toronto in Red as Road Dog
Recently the Raptors have not shown good betting on NBA Games value as a road dog. For example, Toronto has paid in just two of their last five games getting points on the road. Four of their last six in that role have gone over the total.
Milwaukee Making Bucks as Home Chalk
Late on the Bucks have been a strong sports betting play laying the lumber at Fiserv Forum. Milwaukee has covered six of their last seven games as a home court favorite. Five of their last eight in that situation have gone over the total.
Raps at Bucks Head to Head vs. Spread at Brew City
So far, the Bucks have covered both of their playoff games as home chalks against Toronto. But the Raps got the money four straight times as road pups at Milwaukee before that. Three of the last four between these teams at Brew City have gone over the total.
Matchup to Watch
In this situation Milwaukee has a proven home court edge for betting on NBA Games. More emphatically few teams pay off gamblers as reliably as the Bucks do at Fiserv Forum. In comparison to the rest of the NBA Milwaukee is a proven home court asset.
Raptors vs. Bucks NBA games Betting Odds Picks
As was previously noted the Raptors are a poor play away from home.
Raptors vs. Bucks NBA Betting Online Pick: Milwaukee Bucks
Raptors vs. Bucks NBA Betting Online Score Prediction: Bucks 112, Raptors 99
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