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Milwaukee Bucks v Toronto Raptors

The Raptors have a chance to tie their Eastern Conference Finals series at two games apiece with the Milwaukee Bucks. Toronto was able to pull out a huge double-OT victory at home on Sunday, giving the Raptors life ahead of Game 4.

Toronto Raptors

The Raptors stay hot at home against the Bucks, getting on the board with a win in this series. Kawhi Leonard had his third 30+ game of the series, and his fourth straight overall. Leonard has led the Raptors in scoring in 13 of the 15 playoff games played by Toronto so far, highlighting the importance of the small forward. Leonard is simply one of the best all-around basketball players in the league, and he is (almost) single-handedly carrying the Raptors to the Finals. Averaging 32.7 points, 8.7 rebounds, and 1.7 steals per game against the Bucks so far in this series, it’s safe to say that Leonard is absolutely essential to the success of the Raptors. Look for Leonard to try and take over again in Game 4. Toronto are better off with Leonard taking 25-30 shots, as he is likely to fill it up on any night. Prop bettors should consider placing a wager on Leonard scoring over 30.5 points (-125). With the rate Leonard is shooting combined with the importance of this game, it is not crazy to think that Leonard could hit the 30 point mark with 6+ minutes in the fourth quarter.

Toronto was able to put a stop to their two game skid against the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 3. Fortunately for the Raptors, Tuesdays Game 4 will be in Toronto again. The Raptors have went 6-2 in their eight home games in the playoffs so far, winning their last three games played in Toronto.

Toronto Raptors Expected Starting Lineup
Kyle Lowry, Danny Green, Kawhi Leonard, Pascal Siakam, Marc Gasol

Toronto Raptors NBA Form

DateFixtureQ1Q2Q3Q4OTFinal
2019.05.21 MIL
TOR
31
32
24
33
26
29
21
26
102
120
2019.05.19 MIL
TOR
21
30
30
28
24
19
21
19
16
22
112
118
2019.05.17 TOR
MIL
21
35
18
29
39
31
25
30
103
125
2019.05.15 TOR
MIL
34
23
25
28
24
25
17
32
100
108
2019.05.12 PHI
TOR
13
18
27
26
24
23
26
25
90
92
2019.05.09 TOR
PHI
21
29
22
29
24
29
34
25
101
112
2019.05.07 PHI
TOR
26
27
17
37
27
28
19
33
89
125
2019.05.05 TOR
PHI
24
21
23
24
28
30
26
21
101
96
2019.05.02 TOR
PHI
29
32
24
32
28
25
14
27
95
116
2019.04.29 PHI
TOR
26
17
25
21
18
25
25
26
94
89
2019.04.27 PHI
TOR
31
39
21
22
29
31
14
16
95
108
2019.04.23 ORL
TOR
19
35
28
32
23
32
26
16
96
115
2019.04.21 TOR
ORL
28
26
30
16
24
28
25
15
107
85
2019.04.19 TOR
ORL
26
21
22
24
28
20
22
28
98
93
2019.04.16 ORL
TOR
18
26
21
25
27
39
16
21
82
111
2019.04.13 ORL
TOR
25
30
32
19
18
27
29
25
104
101
2019.04.09 TOR
MIN
26
28
43
19
29
31
22
22
120
100
2019.04.07 MIA
TOR
26
25
31
25
22
28
24
25
6
14
109
117
2019.04.05 TOR
CHA
34
33
31
24
21
33
25
23
111
113
2019.04.03 TOR
BKN
34
22
23
28
33
28
25
27
115
105
2019.04.01 ORL
TOR
36
29
16
33
23
33
34
26
109
121
2019.03.30 TOR
CHI
26
28
41
28
26
19
31
26
124
101
2019.03.28 TOR
NYK
30
18
25
18
32
28
30
28
117
92
2019.03.26 CHI
TOR
18
26
23
30
31
29
31
27
103
112
2019.03.24 CHA
TOR
27
32
31
25
37
26
20
31
115
114
2019.03.22 OKC
TOR
22
29
26
29
35
22
33
29
116
109
2019.03.20 TOR
OKC
39
31
24
24
29
23
18
32
13
4
123
114
2019.03.18 NYK
TOR
29
38
25
35
15
28
23
27
92
128
2019.03.17 TOR
DET
21
25
26
25
37
28
23
32
107
110

Milwaukee Bucks

Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks will want to bounce back after a tough loss in Game 3. Antetokounmpo ended up fouling out in the double-overtime game, but not before he was able to grab 23 rebounds. The athletic Antetokounmpo was able to win the battle on the boards against Toronto’s Siakam and Gasol all night, allowing the Bucks to stay close all game despite shooting 37% from the field as a team. Guards George Hill and Malcolm Brogdon combined for 44 points together, with Hill leading all Bucks with 24 points. This same duo will need a similar performance if the Bucks are going to get it done on the road in Game 4, as Giannis will need the help on the road on Tuesday.

Milwaukee head into Game 4 with a solid 4-1 record in their last five playoff games. The Bucks came close to pulling off in impressive comeback in Game 3 in Toronto, but were unable to finish the job in the second overtime. Tuesday gives Milwaukee another chance to get a win in Toronto, as the Bucks look to improve on their impressive 4-1 road record in the postseason.

Milwaukee Bucks Expected Starting Lineup
Eric Bledsoe, Khris Middleton, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Nikola Mirotic, Brook Lopez

Milwaukee Bucks NBA Form

DateFixtureQ1Q2Q3Q4OTFinal
2019.05.21 MIL
TOR
31
32
24
33
26
29
21
26
102
120
2019.05.19 MIL
TOR
21
30
30
28
24
19
21
19
16
22
112
118
2019.05.17 TOR
MIL
21
35
18
29
39
31
25
30
103
125
2019.05.15 TOR
MIL
34
23
25
28
24
25
17
32
100
108
2019.05.08 BOS
MIL
19
22
20
30
23
28
29
36
91
116
2019.05.06 MIL
BOS
22
30
25
19
33
23
33
29
113
101
2019.05.03 MIL
BOS
25
30
30
26
40
31
28
29
123
116
2019.04.30 BOS
MIL
30
25
25
34
18
39
29
25
102
123
2019.04.28 BOS
MIL
26
17
26
33
36
21
24
19
112
90
2019.04.22 MIL
DET
26
28
30
34
39
23
32
19
127
104
2019.04.20 MIL
DET
32
24
35
30
33
24
19
25
119
103
2019.04.17 DET
MIL
27
38
32
20
17
35
23
27
99
120
2019.04.14 DET
MIL
18
38
25
32
18
27
25
24
86
121
2019.04.10 OKC
MIL
29
31
39
27
30
31
29
27
127
116
2019.04.07 ATL
MIL
21
28
24
26
27
31
35
30
107
115
2019.04.06 BKN
MIL
34
26
32
39
42
31
25
32
133
128
2019.04.04 MIL
PHI
30
26
26
32
26
28
46
36
128
122
2019.04.01 MIL
BKN
35
20
24
34
32
35
40
32
131
121
2019.03.31 MIL
ATL
43
26
28
42
26
30
25
24
13
14
135
136
2019.03.28 LAC
MIL
25
28
21
39
31
33
41
28
118
128
2019.03.26 HOU
MIL
25
20
28
38
18
32
23
18
94
108
2019.03.24 CLE
MIL
27
32
28
36
22
22
28
37
105
127
2019.03.22 MIA
MIL
32
33
19
30
18
31
18
22
87
116
2019.03.20 MIL
CLE
24
30
23
28
34
23
21
26
102
107
2019.03.19 LAL
MIL
24
35
34
26
26
38
17
16
101
115
2019.03.17 PHI
MIL
31
28
31
25
27
29
41
43
130
125

The Money Line

Here are how the odds to win the match look from the bookies ahead of the game.

Milwaukee Bucks to win @ 1.75 (3/4) with Unibet.
Toronto Raptors to win @ 2.25 (5/4) with Unibet.

Odds taken at 16:00 GMT 20/05/2019

Key Points

  • Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo is leading the Eastern Conference Finals in rebounding (14.6 rebounds per game)
  • Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard is averaging 32.6 points per game through three games in this series
  • Toronto’s 118 points in Game 3 is the most points given up by the Bucks in their entire playoff run

Our Verdict and Best Bets

What a series we have on our hands in the Eastern Conference Finals. The Bucks and Raptors played out an unreal double-overtime Game 3 on Sunday, setting the stage for a pivotal Game 4 on Tuesday. Picking a winner to this game is just to hard to call. The Bucks have looked like the better team for a majority of this series, but the Raptors have made things interesting with a Game 3 win, and have been particularly hard to beat at home. Bettors should stay away from the moneyline, and instead consider placing a wager on the Under in this one. With sportsbooks putting a 216 point total on this game, under bettors will likely come out as winners on Tuesday. These are two teams that have really talented teams that lack elite scorers. The two last regular season games these two teams have played in Toronto has ended in under 206 points, and both teams ended in double-digit points at the end of regulation of Game 3 in Toronto. Historically, these two sides tend to have defensively focused tactics when playing in Toronto, creating a slower game. Game 4 is expected to have a similar playing pace.

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