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Toronto Raptors VS Milwaukee Bucks Wednesday 05/15/19

The Toronto Raptors Visit the Milwaukee Bucks in the eastern Conference Finals game 2 on Friday Night at Fiserv Forum Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


Date: : Friday 05/17/19
Time: 08:35 pm ET
Venue: Fiserv Forum Milwaukee
NBA Spread: Raptors +7
NBA Moneyline: off
NBA Total Points: off
NBA Team Points:  off                                 

The Toronto Raptors and Milwaukee Bucks meet Friday in game 2 of the NBA playoffs Eastern Conference finals at the Fiserv Forum.

Milwaukee Bucks (60-22)

After the first half of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals, the Toronto Raptors held a 59-51 lead over the Milwaukee Bucks and were looking sharp. Things changed quite a bit after the break as the Bucks overcame an eight-point halftime deficit to defeat the Raptors 108-100 and take a 1-0 series lead.

The Bucks trailed for the majority of the game but they turned on a switch with just under 10 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. They rode their dominance on the offensive glass  15 to the Raptors’ eight and a career-high playoff performance by Brook Lopez 29 points and 11 rebounds

The Milwaukee Bucks led by the greek freak Giannis Antetokounmpo averaging 27.4 points and 11.3 rebounds per game, followed by Khris Middleton 19.1 points per game and make 92.3 percent from beyond the arc. Eric bledsoe Average 16.0 points George Hill 12.1 and Malcolm Brogdon 10 points per game.

The Milwaukee Bucks season stats averaging 118.1 points  in 47.6 field goal percentage. In this Playoffs series the Bucks are rank 2nd  in points averaging 118.1 in 47.6 field goal percentage 2nd in assist averaging 26.0 and 1st in rebounding the ball 49.7 percent per game while 35.3 from beyond the arc and 77.3 from the foul line.

Milwaukee could not convert on any 3-pointers and literally went 6 of 23 from 3-point range 26.1 percent during the first half. By the end of the game, the Bucks’ numbers were still poor  39.8 percent of their field-goal attempts and 25 percent from 3-point range but managed to win behind an early fourth-quarter blitz and a monster advantage in the offensive rebounding department.

Toronto Raptors ( 58-24 )

Meanwhile the Raptors received a 30-point performance from Kyle Lowry on 10-of-15 from the field, but the rest of the team struggled from the field as Toronto converted on just 37.0 percent of their shots. Kawhi Leonard scored 31 points, but did so on just 10-of-26 shooting from the field. Kawhi disappears late in Game 1, scores two points in fourth.

When it comes to numbers Raptors still led by Kawhi Leonard averaging 31.8 points and 8.5 rebounds per game. Followed by Paskal Siakam 20.8 points and 7.3 rebounds Kyle Lowry averaging 12.4 points and 7.1 assist per game while serge ibaka score 9.1 and Marc Gasol 8.6 points per game.

The Toronto Raptors rank number 10th in points averaging 105.0 points in 46.4 field goal percentage, rank number 8th in assist averaging 22.8 number 13th in rebound averaging 41.9 rebound per game 34.5 from beyond the arc and 82.6 from the freethrow line.

Toronto has no chance of winning this series if it receives that kind of production from its star player. The Raptors star kawhi Leonard need to take some breathed in third quarter so he can perform well in the final minute.

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Milwaukee Bucks

Over is 11-5 in Bucks last 16 overall. 
Over is 4-0-1 in Bucks last 5 games as an underdog of 11.0 or greater.
Bucks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games as an underdog of 5.0-10.5.
Bucks are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games as a favorite.

Toronto Raptors

Under is 5-0 in Raptors last 5 games playing on 2 days rest.
Under is 7-1 in Raptors last 8 games as a favorite of 5.0-10.5.
Raptors are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss.
Raptors are 6-13 ATS in their last 19 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600
Raptors are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog of 5.0-10.5.

The Under is: 6-0 in Toronto’s last six games when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game

6-1-1 in Toronto’s last eight road games

6-1-1 in Toronto’s last eight road games against a team with a winning home record

10-3 in Toronto’s last 13 overall 

5-0 in Milwaukee’s last five games playing on three or more days of rest

7-3 in Milwaukee’s last 10 home games against a team with a winning road record Team

 rankings based on defensive efficiency in the playoffs: 

Raptors – 2nd (97.5 points allowed per 100 possessions) 

Bucks – 1st (97.1 points allowed per 100 possessions)

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