Milwaukee Bucks vs. Toronto Raptors Game 6’s Enticing Action
Posted by: Mike Davis
The online NBA betting odds were all but certain that the Bucks would bounce back in Game 4. However, things didn’t exactly pan out like that as Toronto delivered a dominant 105-99 win over Milwaukee. Now with their backs up against the wall, what will the odds have to say about Milwaukee’s chances in Toronto for Game 5? Better yet, which bets should players learning how to bet on sports make off of this Saturday’s contest?
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Toronto Raptors – Saturday, May 25th
When: 8:30 pm ET
Where: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario
Stream: Drama on TNT, NBA League Pass
Online NBA Betting Odds:
If the Bucks want to avoid elimination this weekend they’re going to have to find some way to stop Kawhi Leonard. After all, Leonard finished Game 5 with a whopping 35 points as well as 7 rebounds, 9 assists, and 2 steals. Additionally, Leonard erased Milwaukee’s 81-798 lead over Toronto in the 4th (8 ½ minutes remaining) by drilling consecutive 3-pointers. Had Leonard not been open for those, Milwaukee might have taken the series lead. Instead they now face elimination on the road, where you count on annoying Drake trying to ruffle their feathers. Antetokoumpo undoubtedly did all he could but finished the night with 24 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 1 block. However, Giannis wasn’t that great as he shot 4-9 from the free throw and 9-18 from the field.
Surprisingly, Milwaukee managed to outshoot Toronto from the field. After all, they made 45.2% of their shots while the Raptors only made 36.9%. Nonetheless, the Raptors found value in making 41.9% of their 3s and 80.6% of their free throws. Comparatively Milwaukee shot 32.3% from beyond the arc and 72.2% at the free throw.
Players to Watch: Giannis Antetokounmpo (25.9 ppg, 12.3 rpg, 4.9 apg), Khris Middleton (17.1 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 4.7 apg), and Eric Bledsoe (14.1 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 4.1 apg).
The Raptors enter this weekend’s matchup riding a 3-game win streak. But will that be enough to eliminate Milwaukee at home? Seeing as how poorly the Bucks have played in Toronto, it’s looking like it should be more than enough to get the win. All in all Toronto’s wins in Games 3 and 4 came mostly off the backs of their offensive contribution. In Game 5, we saw 4 Raptors deliver more than double digit performances. Comparatively the Bucks had 5, which suggests they had the advantage. However, that doesn’t account for the fact that Fred VanVleet exploded for 21 points this past game. So Toronto either needs another performance like that off the bench or to get more contribution from their other players.
Players to Watch: Kawhi Leonard (31.4 ppg, 8.4 rpg, 3.6 apg), Pascal Siakam (18.7 ppg, 7.2 rpg, 2.6 apg), and Kyle Lowry (14.5 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 6.4 apg).
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Toronto Raptors Betting Predictions
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Toronto Raptors Betting Picks
So which side should legal betting fans take in this Milwaukee Bucks vs. Toronto Raptors matchup? All things considered, Toronto is looking like the safest pick here. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 122-119 Toronto.