Bucks Vs. Raptors NBA Playoffs Game 4 | Expert Picks And Betting Odds
It took the Toronto Raptors: a bad Milwaukee shooting night, and two overtimes to finally get their first win in the Eastern Conference Finals. The people making the odds are not impressed with what the Canadian side showed in Game 3, and they listed the Bucks as the favorites on the road for Game 4.
Milwaukee Bucks at Toronto Raptors – Playoffs Game 4 Information
- Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2019
- Game Time: 8:30 PM ET
- Venue: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, ON
- TV: TNT
- Series: Milwaukee leads 2-1
Milwaukee Bucks Vs Toronto Raptors Game 4 Betting Preview
The odds had the Raptors as a 2.5-point favorite for Game 3. Toronto eventually covered the spread by winning 118-112, but it took them two overtimes to get the job done. That set the alarms off for the people making the odds, and they made Milwaukee favorites to win Game 4.
The betting line opened with the Bucks as 2-point favorites and it climbed up to 2.5-points for the road team. Now it’s back to two points. I won’t be shocked if there is more movement before the tip-off.
Giannis Under-performed in Game 3
It was pretty clear the Raptors battled to win Game 3. It was not as smooth as they thought it might be, once they got back home. Instead, they had to battle with a Milwaukee team that didn’t have their MVP player at his best. Giannis Antetokounmpo played his worst game of the postseason, shooting 31.3% from the field while scoring only 12 points. Giannis went to the line seven times and missed five of those free throws.
Overall, he played a terrible game and even with him struggling, the Raptors had to fight to win in double-overtime. That’s pretty telling, especially when you realize Toronto had a 36-point performance from Kawhi Leonard.
The Betting Odds Explained
The oddsmakers have Milwaukee listed at -134 to win Game 4. They are giving the Bucks a 57% implied probability of winning this one on the road and jumping to a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference finals. This is the first time in all the playoffs the Raptors are underdogs at home.
You can get Toronto at +115 in the money line with an implied probability of 47% of winning Game 4 and even the series out. But the Raptors will need a more significant effort from Kyle Lowry. He scored 30 points Game 1 and has combined for 26 points in the last two outings. We all know Lowry is one of those players that are not to be trusted in the playoffs, but the Raptors need him to help Kawhi Leonard. Without a second or a third scorer, they have no shot.
Our NBA Playoffs Game 4 Pick
I do feel the Bucks are a much better side, and I think both teams know it at this point. Game 4, however, is just as crucial for Toronto as Game 3 was. They need that win or their hopes to be in the NBA finals will be basically gone. I expect this contest to be decided by one bucket of difference. That’s why the best play is taking the points.
What’s the play? Raptors +2.
Bucks Vs. Raptors Betting Odds and Lines
|Milwaukee Bucks||-135||-2 (-110)||O 216 (-110)|
|Toronto Raptors||+115||+2 (-110)||U 216 (-110)|
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