The Toronto Raptors look to even their best-of-seven series against the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 4 on Tuesday, May 21. Although the game takes place at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, the Raptors are underdogs. Will Toronto make it 2-2, or will Milwaukee take a commanding 3-1 series lead? Keep reading for NBA Playoffs odds, analysis, and a free pick for Bucks-Raptors Game 4!
Bucks vs Raptors NBA Playoffs Game 4 Odds, Preview & Prediction
Why Milwaukee Bucks are a good bet at -2 ½?
The Bucks played too well to lose Game 3. Milwaukee was down for most of the contest. They rallied to force overtime. Then, they rallied again to force a second overtime. The Bucks looked like winners until Giannis Antetokounmpo fouled out.
Giannis only had 12 points and Milwaukee still forced a couple of overtimes. If the Bucks’ best player comes back in Game 4 shooting well, Milwaukee will have a great shot of winning and covering the spread.
- 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?
The Raptors needed a couple of overtimes to beat the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 3. It’s sort of crazy that Toronto won at all, though. Kawhi Leonard was great, like he always is, but plenty of Raptors under performed.
Danny Green only scored 3 points in the win. Kyle Lowry fouled out with only 11 points and 5 assists. If those two players step it up on Tuesday night, the Raptors have a real shot of winning this game straight up.
- 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 Bucks vs Raptors
- Bucks are 8-0 ATS in their last 8 Tuesday games
- Bucks are 21-5 ATS in their last 26 games following a straight up loss
- Bucks are 4-1 ATS in t he last 5 meetings in Toronto
- Raptors are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall
- Raptors are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 home games versus a team with a road winning % greater than .600
- Raptors are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Conference Finals games
Bucks vs Raptors Game 4 Final Analysis
The Bucks didn’t play well and almost beat the Raptors in Game 3. That’s the reason for Toronto’s underdog status heading into Game 4. Although we can’t argue that the Bucks didn’t play well, we can’t argue that the Raptors didn’t play well either.
Toronto had to lean on Kawhi throughout Game 3. Kyle Lowry bowed out early with the 6 fouls while Danny Green hit only a single three-point shot. If not for the contributions of Marc Gasol and Pascal Siakam, Leonard might not have been able to provide his customary magic.
That actually gives the Raptors a slight edge in this matchup. Siakam and Gasol should play well again while Green and Lowry should be more effective from behind the arc. Both teams will be tired after 2 overtimes in the last matchup. The home team gets the edge.
NBA Playoffs Betting Pick: Raptors +2 ½
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