Betting Pick: Toronto Raptors vs. Milwaukee Bucks

Betting Pick: Toronto Raptors vs. Milwaukee Bucks

The Eastern Conference Finals get underway as the top two teams in the conference lock up in Brew City. The second-seeded Toronto Raptors are on the road as they travel to face the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks in Game 1 Wednesday night. Toronto advanced as they knocked off third-seeded Philadelphia 92-90 at home in Game 7 Sunday night. Milwaukee is rested as they’ve been off since dropping fifth-seeded Boston 116-91 in Game 5 of their conference semifinals series last Wednesday. The Bucks lead the all-time regular season series 51-38 and took three of four meetings this season. In the postseason, Toronto won the only previous series, taking a six-game victory in the first round of the 2017 playoffs.

Toronto went tooth and nail down to the wire in the winner take all Game 7 against Philadelphia. In the end, it was Kawhi Leonard, who carried the team in the contest, hitting the game winning jumper over Joel Embiid at the buzzer after it caromed off the rim four times. The Raptors led by five after the opening quarter and by four at the half: they gave up a 16-0 run to trail by seven with five minutes to play in the third quarter. Toronto rallied to lead by three after the third quarter and went back and forth in the final stanza with Philadelphia tying the game with 4.8 seconds to play to set up Leonard’s heroics. The Raptors overcame shooting 38.2 percent from the field, including seven of 30 from three-point range, and won the rebounding battle 49-41. Leonard led Toronto with 41 points, eight rebounds and three steals in the victory despite shooting 16 of 39 from the floor.

Milwaukee rolled over Boston as they took the final four games of the series after a Game 1 defeat at home. The Bucks have had a week off before this one and the rest can only help get them healthy for this series. Milwaukee led by just three after the opening quarter but took control of the game with a 30-20 second quarter edge to take a 13-point halftime lead. The Bucks didn’t let Boston closer than nine the rest of the way as they rolled to the victory. Milwaukee shot 44.7 percent from the field, including 15 of 47 from three-point range, and controlled the glass 58-48 to overcome 16 turnovers. Giannis Antetokounmpo led seven Milwaukee players in double figures with 20 points, eight rebounds and eight assists in the win.

My free pick goes to Milwaukee -6

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