Toronto vs Milwaukee Wed, May 15
|*Community||MIL -6.5 66%||u/218.5 59%|
*Consensus from 18803 predictions.
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|4th||3 PT %||17th|
I like the Bucks at home in this spot. All season and including the playoff the Bucks have played significantly better at home. So the fact that they are at home and have pretty much dominated the Raptors all season makes this -6.5 a lock for me. I dont think the Raptors will be able to match up with the Bucks and their depth. Look for a double digit win here50%
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Raptors Team Total is at 106. They're averaging 103.6 in the playoffs (100.4 on the road) and are playing much better defensive team than the Sixers and Magic. MIL is contesting 72.1% of shots in the playoffs, Sixers were at 54.2, Magic were lower than that. The total has gone under in 10 of Toronto's previous 13 games.60%
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I agree with everyone tonight. The under seems like the safe bet but so does taking the Bucks at home. The Greek Freak will be on full display tonight.60%
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Go for the under on these two tonight.
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Milwaukee had a cake walk against Celtics and Toronto beat a tougher team in Philly. I also think Raptors defense going to be able to slow down Bucks more than Celtics did. Raptors are going to hang around tonight; I think it's a lower scoring than 217.5
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Bucks have been smashing everyone all season and playoffs. Now that Brogdon is back at 100%, I dont see Toronto being able to hang with Milwaukee and the Bucks should be able to slow Leonard. I've got Bucks in 5.100%
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In Game 1 of their second-round matchup, Boston was able to grind Milwaukee down. The game had 99 possessions, and the Bucks scored just 90 points on their way to a 22-point loss.
The rest of the series was played at an almost 106 possessions per game pace and the Bucks swept them all. What does this mean? Milwaukee thrives in transition and Toronto plays transition basketball.
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Milwaukee dominated Toronto in three of their four head-to-head duels in the regular season. The Bucks have more quality options at the offensive end and the Bucks second unit seems more dangerous than the Raptors second unit. And the Bucks are 33-8 at home this year.
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Regular season matchup stats:
Bucks won, 3-1 (1-1 in Milwaukee)
Oct. 29 @ Milwaukee - BUCKS 124, Raptors 109
Dec. 9 @ Toronto - BUCKS 104, Raptors 99
Jan. 5 @ Milwaukee - RAPTORS 123, Bucks 116
Jan. 31 @ Toronto - BUCKS 105, Raptors 92
Milwaukee OffRtg: 111.7 (7th vs. Toronto)
Toronto OffRtg: 105.0 (16th vs. Milwaukee)
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The Bucks will be tough to beat at the Fiserv Forum where they went 33-8 during the regular season. The Bucks are the more rested team and won the season series by 3-1 and Im taking them to win the series and expect them to draw first blood and cover the 6 points.60%
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Bucks trying to avoid another Game 1 letdown after long layoffA 22-point loss to the Celtics in Game 1 of the East semifinals taught the Bucks what could happen after a long layoff, so they were wary not to "overrest" this time. http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/26745627/bucks-trying-avoid-another-game-1-letdown-long-layoff
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Milwaukee Bucks (58% consensus)... http://bit.ly/2B27bSW
Betting Prediction for Toronto Raptors vs Milwaukee Bucks on May 15, 2019, 8:30 PM ET
Free Betting Prediction: Milwaukee will WIN , Cover the Spread , and the Total will go Under .
After rolling through the Pistons and Celtics and most of the NBA during the regular season, the Milwaukee Bucks will look to draw first blood in the Eastern Conference final vs the Toronto Raptors tonight. The Raptors are coming off a grueling seven-game series and needed a miracle shot from Kawhi Leonard to make it this far. The Raps also dropped three of their four games vs the Bucks during the season and have lost four of their last five games in Milwaukee.The Bucks opened as 6-point favorites with a total of 217.5. Original matchup: http://bit.ly/2YuxObl
Brew Hoop: Rapid Recap: Bucks 108, Raptors 100
The Toronto Raptors seemed to pull out all the stops for this game one, yet the Milwaukee Bucks fought through a cold shooting evening from 3-point land to snag a win, 108-100. Milwaukee came out freezing cold from beyond the arc in the first quarter, trailing 34-23. The Bucks righted the ship somewhat in the second, finding their way to a little more consistency but still heading into halftime down 59-51. Pascal Siakam nailed a buzzer-beating triple at the end of three to give Toronto an 83-76 advantage. The Milwaukee Bucks finally saw their 3-pointers start to fall in the fourth quarter, with Brook Lopez carrying the team to victory with a herculean effort.
The Star: Follow Live: Toronto Raptors vs. Milwaukee Bucks in Game 1 of NBA playoffs conference finals
MILWAUKEE--As the Raptors and Milwaukee Bucks got set to open their best-of-seven NBA Eastern Conference final, Toronto point guard Kyle Lowry was the voice of reason.
"Every game will be different, everything in the past is gone," Lowry said here this morning. "Everything we've done, they've done, doesn't matter. Now it's about tonight and get ready to go."
Raptors fans would be hard-pressed to find any way to dispute that fact, the semifinal series with the Philadelphia 76ers was more seven one-game events rather than a free-flowing, momentum-continuing series.
There's no reason to think that this series with the Bucks, owners of the NBA's best regular season record at 60-22, will be any different.
Brew Hoop: Bucks vs. Raptors Game One Thread
Let's do this. Six days off has been entirely too many for my nerves, and I've been itching to get this series going ever since the Bucks dispatched the Celtics a week ago. Thousands of words have been spilled previewing this series; it's high time we get some game action to break down.
Here's a link to the preview and the game info is below.
Raptors HQ: Raptors vs. Bucks Game 1 Thread: Updates, TV info, and more
"I was learning to cook so it comes in handy too."
This was the joke the Raptors' Kyle Lowry made this afternoon prior to Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, with his Toronto squad set to take on the Bucks in Milwaukee tonight. Unfortunately the "cook" he's referring to here has no relation to the commonly used basketball idiom. Lowry has not been just recently learning how to "cook" other players on the court -- after 13 seasons in the NBA he knows how to do that already -- it's actually simpler than that.
Fansided: Milwaukee Bucks: 3 things to watch for in Game 1 against Toronto Raptors
The Milwaukee Bucks and Toronto Raptors will start their Eastern Conference Finals series on Wednesday night with redemption for the events of 2001 on their minds.
Having already benefited from a friendlier bounce than Vince Carter was afforded in Game 7 of a semifinals series against the 76ers, the Raptors may already feel as if they've broken through a major mental obstacle. For the Bucks, they may not have a rematch with the Sixers, but the fanbase will certainly be hoping the moment for the much discussed injustices of the '01 Conference Finals to be corrected has now arrived.