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SportsRaptors betting underdogs at Bucks in pivotal Game 5

16:45  23 may  2019
16:45  23 may  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Toronto Raptors . The underdog Oklahoma City Thunder visit the favored San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday night in a key Game 5 with the series all tied up at 2-2. The UNDER is 5-2 in the last seven games between the Spurs and Thunder. Through the first four games, this series between two of the

TORONTO -- The Toronto Raptors knew they needed to play tougher than they had in losing the first two games to the Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern The Bucks lead the best-of-seven series 2-1 with Game 4 Tuesday in Toronto. Raptors coach Nick Nurse said that he was also considering changes to

Raptors betting underdogs at Bucks in pivotal Game 5© Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

The Toronto Raptors are 2-0 straight up and against the spread over their last two games, erasing an 0-2 series hole against the Milwaukee Bucks to tie the Eastern Finals up at two apiece. The Raptors will look to carry the momentum of the last two games into a Game 5 upset over the Bucks on Thursday night.

Toronto is a 7-point road underdog on the NBA odds in Milwaukee at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The Bucks won and covered the spread as 6.5-point favorites in both Game 1 and Game 2.

Toronto Raptors at Milwaukee Bucks

When: Thursday, May 23, 8:30 p.m. ET

Where: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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TORONTO — The Toronto Raptors knew they needed to play tougher than they had in losing the first two games to the Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference finals. Gasol had blamed his own performance for the Raptors ’ poor Game 2. He said his performance made him “feel sick for 48 hours.”

The Toronto Raptors look to bounce back after letting Game 1 against the Milwaukee Bucks slip away as they head into Game 2 as underdogs again at sportsbooks. Raptors at Bucks Betting Total. Friday night’s total is set at 216 points. The UNDER is 6-1 in Toronto’s last seven games on the road.

Betting Line / Total: Milwaukee -7 / 217 Points

Raptors at Bucks OddsShark Matchup Report

Toronto Raptors Betting Notes

What a difference two games can make. The Raptors looked dead to rights after a 125-103 blowout loss in Game 2, but they responded with a 118-112 win in Game 3 and then a blowout of their own in a 120-102 victory in Game 4.

Kyle Lowry is playing his best basketball of the postseason in this series averaging 20.3 points per game against the Bucks since averaging only 13.1 points per game against Philadelphia and 11.4 per game against Orlando.

Now, the Raptors need to find a way to win on the road, where they are just 1-4 SU and ATS over their last five games per the OddsShark NBA Database.

Milwaukee Bucks Betting Notes

After combining for just 21 points and an ugly 8-for-32 shooting night from the floor in Game 3, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton fared much better in Game 4 with a combined 55 points on a 20-for-32 shooting night. Unfortunately for the Bucks, the rest of the team shot just 17-for-48 from the floor with no one else scoring more than 11 points.

Best bets, player props to consider for Raptors-Bucks Game 2

Best bets, player props to consider for Raptors-Bucks Game 2 Here are the best bets and player props to consider for Raptors-Bucks. Toronto Raptors at Milwaukee Bucks Line: Bucks -6.5 Total: 216 The Raptors were on the brink of stealing the opener in Milwaukee. Then the Bucks' late fourth-quarter surge resulted in Toronto failing to cover the 6.5 points the team was getting. After recording 100 points in Game 1, the Raptors are still struggling to score on the road in the playoffs. They're averaging just 100.3 points per game away from home. Neither team's offense was particularly solid on Wednesday. The Raptors shot 37 percent from the floor, and Milwaukee was only slightly better at 39.8 percent.

TORONTO -- The Toronto Raptors knew they needed to play tougher than they had in losing the first two games to the Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference finals. They played tough and they played long as well, needing two overtimes to outlast the Bucks

Betting on the underdog can be part of an effective betting strategy. Some of the greatest moments in sports history have involved an underdog triumphing against a favourite. Cilic begins the match strongly, beating Nadal in the second game of the first set. As a result, the odds on Nadal drift to 3/2.

That scoring slump coupled with a bad night on defense led to a bad night for Milwaukee. The Bucks hope to turn things around at home where they are 6-1 SU and ATS this postseason.

Raptors at Bucks Betting Total

Thursday night’s total is set at 217 points at online sports betting sites. The UNDER is 7-2-1 in Toronto’s last 10 road games.

While the Golden State Warriors have already punched their ticket into the NBA Finals with a sweep over Portland, there is still plenty of basketball to be played in this series. Both teams now have an 18-point blowout at home and an overtime win at home. Milwaukee hopes to hold serve and keep control of its home court with a win on Thursday.

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NBA Finals betting cheat sheet.
The Toronto Raptors are looking to keep the Golden State Warriors from three consecutive NBA titles as the two clubs are set to clash in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday. Here's everything you need to know about betting on the championship series, from trends to MVP odds and more. Series prices Warriors -300 Raptors +240 Caesars Sportsbook in Las Vegas originally opened Golden State as a -320 favorite on the series price despite the Raptors owning home-court advantage. Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook opened the Dubs a bit shorter at -275 before eventually moving the line to -300.

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