A clear difference can be seen for Toronto in their Eastern Conference Finals series with the Bucks. Milwaukee is a vastly more difficult opponent than was Philadelphia in the second round. Starting with Giannis Antetokounmpo do the Bucks have a dominant asset for NBA games betting odds. But Milwaukee is far more than Giannis. It follows that they are one of the deepest teams in the NBA. Toronto needed Kawhi Leonard’s miraculous bouncing shot to get past Philadelphia. By contrast the Raptors will need far more than that to defeat the Bucks.
Milwaukee Buicks vs. Toronto Raptors Game 4
Date and Time: Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 8:30 p.m. Eastern
Location: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario
NBA Betting Online Odds at SBG:
|Bucks||-2½ (-110)||216 (-110)||-140|
|Raptors||+2½ (-110)||216 (-110)||+120|
Bucks vs. Raptors TV Coverage: TNT
Eastern Conference Finals Update
Now Toronto got back into this series with a 118-112 double overtime win in game three. The Bucks now lead the best of seven Eastern Conference Finals 2-1. Game five will be at Milwaukee on Thursday. If necessary, game six will be at Toronto. And a game seven would be at Brew City. Game three saw Kawhi Leonard score 36 points with nine rebounds for the Raptors. Pascal Siakam added 25 points with 11 rebounds. Most important of all Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo fouled out. Giannis finished with only 12 points although he had a career high 23 rebounds.
Raps Neutralize Giannis
Of great concern is how Toronto shut down Antetokounmpo in game three. To illuminate the Raptors were willing to take fouls and hammer the Bucks star throughout the game. The focus on Giannis proved to be a successful strategy. Also problematic was that Khris Middleton scored only nine points for Milwaukee. Throughout the playoffs Middleton has been a dangerous three-point weapon.
Not withstanding what happens in this series Kawhi Leonard will go down as a Raptors hero. His bouncing series clincher against Philadelphia cemented that fact. But against the Bucks in game three he demonstrated why he is one of the top players in the game.
Making Bucks on the Playoff Road
Overall the Bucks have been a good NBA games betting value in playoff road games. Milwaukee has covered four of their last five in that situation. Eight of their last 10 post season road tilts have gone over the total.
Toronto makes Post Season Bank at Home
Scotiabank Arena has been a profitable online sportsbook venue for the Raptors in post season. Toronto has covered four of their last six home court playoff games. Three of their last four in that role have gone under the total.
Milwaukee Goes Green at TO
Late on the Bucks have had great success at Scotiabank Arena. Milwaukee has covered six of their last seven games at Toronto. Four of the last six between the Bucks and Raptors at TO have gone over the total.
Matchup to Watch
In this situation expect Giannis and the Bucks to reset themselves. Despite a poor performance in game three they still almost prevailed. Toronto needed Giannis to foul out and a monster game from Leonard to prevail. Milwaukee is a strong NBA games betting odds value here.
Bucks vs. Raptors NBA games Betting Odds Picks
As mentioned earlier Milwaukee is a good play on the road and at Toronto.
NBA Betting Online Pick: Milwaukee Bucks
NBA Betting Online Score Prediction: Bucks 101, Raptors 99
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