Raptors Vs. Bucks NBA Playoffs Game 5 | Expert Picks And Betting Odds
Four games into the Eastern Conference finals and somehow we are tied at two wins apiece. The Milwaukee Bucks are set to host the Toronto Raptors in a crucial Game 5 on Thursday Night. The home team is a 7-point favorite, which is massive considering we are down to the last two teams in the East, in a must-win scenario.
Toronto Raptors Vs Milwaukee Bucks Game 5 Betting Preview
The Bucks have been the better side over four games, but we are tied 2-2. It sucks if you are a Milwaukee fan. Game 5 is perhaps the biggest one of the season for both teams. Game 4 showed fatigued is an issue now. Milwaukee was not at 100% for the meeting on Tuesday Night. And after Game 3, Kawhi Leonard mentioned he felt tired but was not about to let that game slip. Spoiler alert he didn’t.
The return of the series back to Milwaukee suggests the momentum will go back to the home side. The Bucks found themselves with a chance to put the series away 3-0 just a few nights ago. Now we are in a situation where the loser of Game 5 will be facing elimination.
The people making the odds at MyBookie are surely expecting the Bucks to answer back with a statement game. Not only are they -300 in the money line but the -7 spread is the biggest of the Eastern Conference Finals this season. The oddsmakers are giving Milwaukee a 75% of implied probability to win this game. That’s a huge number. They are actually telling us it is a done deal and let’s fly back Toronto for Game 6.
The Raptors have Kawhi Leonard playing with one leg, according to some reports. Even his teammate Danny Green acknowledged it: “He’s playing through pain.” Green told reporters after the game. “He can’t even celebrate baskets because of how painful it is.
Toronto needs Kawhi Leonard at his best to have any shot at stealing Game 5. Any less than Kawhi on a perfect night would mean Milwaukee will beat the Raptors easily. Toronto is in this series because Leonard hasn’t let them quit; because it’s very Raptors like to underperformed in these instances.
Nevertheless, I’m still waiting for the Giannis Antetokounmpo breakout game in this series. He’s averaging just 22.7 points per game in four games against Toronto, but he owns his teammates and fans one fantastic night, and I think we are about to get it in Game 5.
Our Game 5 Prediction
The spread might be a little high for your taste, but I’m expecting the Bucks to come out swinging right out of the gate. I don’t like the Raptors in hostile environments. It’s been proven that other than Kawhi Leonard they tend to choke. Let’s bet the home team to get this one.
What’s the play? Bucks -7.
Raptors at Bucks Betting Odds and Info
- Spread: Raptors +7 (-115) vs Bucks -7 (-105)
- Money line: Toronto +240 vs. Milwaukee -300
- Game Total: 217 (-110)
- Date: Thursday, May 23, 2019
- Game Time: 8:30 PM ET
- Venue: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, WI
- TV: TNT
- Series: tied 2-2
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