Toronto Raptors vs. Milwaukee Bucks Game 5’s NBA Basketball Betting Picks
Posted by: Mike Davis
The thrills that are the Toronto Raptors vs. Milwaukee Bucks series continue this NBA basketball betting evening with Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Unsurprisingly, things are all tied up now giving us a simple best of 3 to close things out. With the series heading back to Milwaukee, will tonight’s sportsbook odds favor the Bucks tonight? Let’s take a look at this evening’s betting lines to see what the odds-makers are expecting.
Toronto Raptors vs. Milwaukee Bucks – Thursday, May 23rd
When: 8:30 pm ET
Where: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Stream: Drama on TNT, NBA League Pass
NBA Basketball Betting Odds:
The Raptors may have won the last two games of this series but there’s no guarantee they get a third win tonight. After all, they were dominated heavily in Milwaukee in the first two games here. In addition, Milwaukee has yet to drop three straight this season. So the Raptors task this evening is to do something no team has been able to do to Milwaukee all season. In fact, Toronto’s back-to-back wins represent just the second time this season Milwaukee has dropped two in a row.
But if Toronto is going to get this win tonight, they’ll have to turn to their bench once more. Game 3 and 4’s victories came off the backs of their reserves outscoring the Bucks’ bench 48-26. Additionally Toronto had 5 or more players break double digit point figure in Games 3 and 4. Comparatively they only had 3 players do so in Games 1 and 2.
Players to Watch: Kawhi Leonard (31.2 ppg, 8.4 rpg, 3.3 apg), Pascal Siakam (19.0 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 2.6 apg), and Kyle Lowry (14.4 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 6.4 apg).
The Bucks are happy to be heading back home where hopefully Drake won’t be such a factor. Following Game 4’s loss, Milwaukee’s coach seemed less than please with the rapper’s courtside antics. However, the fans and social media seemed quite pleased with the spectacle. At the same time, there’s no denying that Milwaukee didn’t look as sharp in Toronto. So can we count on them bouncing back at home here? All in all the odds seem pretty certain that the Bucks will triumph here since they’re so lopsided. Because Milwaukee is 6-1 SU at home during the postseason, it makes sense to stick with them here.
Players to Watch: Giannis Antetokounmpo (26.0 ppg, 12.8 rpg, 4.8 apg), Khris Middleton (18.0 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 4.3 apg), and Eric Bledsoe (13.6 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 4.2 apg).
Toronto Raptors vs. Milwaukee Bucks Betting Predictions
Toronto Raptors vs. Milwaukee Bucks Betting Picks
So which side should mobile betting fans take in this Toronto Raptors vs. Milwaukee Bucks matchup? All things considered, sticking with the Bucks is the safest way to go. However, taking Toronto as the underdog could certainly pay off bigly. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 115-109 Milwaukee.