The Milwaukee Bucks dominated the Toronto Raptors in Game 2. On Sunday night, the Bucks look to take a commanding 3-0 NBA Eastern Conference Finals lead. Will Toronto get back into the series? Or, will Milwaukee put the dagger into the Raptors’ hearts? See below for NBA Playoff betting odds, analysis, and a free pick for Bucks-Raptors Game 3!
Bucks vs Raptors Game 3 2019 NBA Playoffs Odds
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Why Milwaukee Bucks are a good bet at +2 ½
As predicted, Bucks’ coach Mike Budenholzer made the necessary adjustments from the Game 1 to Game 2. Milwaukee only beat Toronto 108-100 in Game 1. In Game 2, they dominated the Raptors 125-103.
The Raptors did nothing in Game 2 to suggest they can hang with the Milwaukee Bucks. Milwaukee should perform in Game 3 the way they did in Game 2. If they do, there’s a chance they dominate the Toronto Raptors again.
- Points/G: 118.1
- Field Goal %: 47.6
- 3-Point %: 35.3
- Free Throw %: 77.3
- Rebounds/G: 49.7
- Points/G: 109.3
- Field Goal %: 43.3
- 3-Point %: 36.1
- Free Throw %: 73.3
- Rebounds/G: 45.3
Why Toronto Raptors are a good bet at -2 ½
Toronto underperformed in Game 2 because they were more tired than they were in Game 1. Before hitting the wall in Game 1, the Raptors had the Bucks on the ropes. Even though Milwaukee destroyed them in Game 2, the Raptors shouldn’t hit the wall in Game 3.
For Toronto, it’s about rest. They will have had a couple of days to rest between Game 2 and Game 3. The extra day of rest, and playing on their home court, should help Toronto take Game 3 on Sunday.
- Points/G: 114.4
- Field Goal %: 47.4
- 3-Point %: 36.6
- Free Throw %: 80.4
- Rebounds/G: 45.2
- Points/G: 108.4
- Field Goal %: 44.9
- 3-Point %: 34.5
- Free Throw %: 76.5
- Rebounds/G: 44.8
NBA Playoffs Betting Trends for Milwaukee Bucks vs Toronto Raptors
- Bucks are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win
- Bucks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Conference Finals games
- Bucks are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings
- Raptors are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Conference Finals games
- Raptors are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up loss of more than 10 points
- Raptors are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 home games versus a team with a road winning % of greater than .600.
Bucks vs Raptors Game 3 Final Analysis
For the Toronto Raptors, Game 3 could be a throw out. Other than Kawhi Leonard, none of the Raptors performed particularly well. Leonard scored 31 points after going 10-of-18 from the field. He went 1-of-4 from three.
The big issue in Game 3 was how the Raptors shot 31.2% from three when only making 10-of-32. Toronto is a much better three-point shooting team in that. Because they should make a higher percentage of three-point shots on Sunday. They figure to cut Milwaukee’s lead in half. Toronto wins and covers.
NBA Playoffs Betting Pick: Raptors -2 ½