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NBA Playoff Predictions: Toronto Raptors at Milwaukee Bucks Odds

NBA Playoff Predictions: Toronto Raptors at Milwaukee Bucks Odds
The Toronto Raptors visit the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday, April 27th, with game 6 of this series tipping off at 7 PM EST. Toronto will do pretty much anything it takes to avoid returning home for a game seven against Milwaukee. The Raptors want to repeat their terrific game five performance, which revealed what the Raptors can do when they play close to their full potential.

Toronto Raptors vs Milwaukee Bucks Game 6

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Wednesday 20 December
Toronto Raptors
Charlotte Hornets

Raptors @ Hornets

  Money Line  

  • Game 1: MIL 97 – TOR 83
  • Game 2: MIL 100 – TOR 106
  • Game 3: TOR 77 – MIL 104
  • Game 4: TOR 87 – MIL 76
  • Game 5: MIL 93 – TOR 118
  • Game 6: TOR at MIL 4/27 6:00 PM ET
  • Game 7: MIL at TOR 4/29 (If Neceessary)

Game five made Raptors fans wonder why coach Casey hasn’t played Norman Powell more often, especially considering Powell’s performance during the most successful playoff run in franchise history. Norm leads all Raptors in scoring, putting 25 points on the board via 8-11 shooting, including a perfect four for four from three. He also notched four rebounds and assists, as well as three steals and a block. 

DeMar DeRozan notched 18 points and six assists, Lowry scored 16 and dished 10 dimes, and three other Raptors scored in double digits. Toronto shot 57.7% for the evening and distributed 28 assists, proving the squad’s focus on teamplay. The defense held steady, limiting the Bucks to 93 points, even though the team shot 50.7% from the field.

These improvements can be linked directly to changes in the Raptors rotation, specifically, swapping Jonas Valanciunas with Norman Powell in the starting five. This adjustment helped win a brutal game four, allowing the Raps to go small to adjust to the speed of the starting Bucks. Valanciunas has performed much better off the bench, letting coach Casey match the big Lithuanian against Greg Monroe.

With the exception of Giannis Antetokounmpo and Malcolm Brogdon, the rest of the Bucks lineup disappeared in game five. Toronto shouldn’t expect this scenario to repeat this evening. Instead, the Bucks will likely charge out of the gate in full force. Bettors should also be aware of the fact the Lowry-DeRozan duo has lost all three game sixes they’ve appeared in together.

Nonetheless, Toronto is still the best bet because of the adjustments they’ve made over the past couple of games, their previous experience, and the depth of the rotation – including a vastly superior bench. The spread for this game sits at +1 for the Raptors, so attach your ATS wager to the team you believe will win. This has been a low scoring series, so wagering under on a total of 195 represents less risk.

Toronto Raptors (-105) Bodog

NBA Playoff Picks Today – April 27, 2017

San Antonio Spurs over Memphis Grizzlies (-220)

Despite possessing the second-best road record in the NBA, the San Antonio Spurs were unable to beat the underpowered Memphis Grizzlies during two games at the Grindhouse. Heroic performances by Marc Gasol, Mike Conley, Zach Randolph and a forty-year old Vince Carter evened the series, but they weren’t enough to avoid a blowout in game five at San Antonio.

The surprise of this series has been San Antonio’s lack of defense, which had lead to the Grizzlies shooting above 50% two out of the past three games. In particular, Mike Conley has made Tony Parker and other Spurs guards look inadequate, which doesn’t bode well for a potential matchup against the Golden State Warriors.

Memphis won’t make it easy on the Spurs, but they’re extremely unlikely to take a third game against San Antonio. Coach Popovich wants to avoid a game seven scenario, and give his players a rest for an eventual meeting against the Warriors. Expect Kawhi Leonard to have a huge game, and the Spurs to tighten their focus on the defensive end. The Spurs should be able to beat a spread of five.

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Away Score Home Money Line
Monday 18 December
FT New York Knicks 91 - 109 Charlotte Hornets +305 -333 Odds
FT Boston Celtics 112 - 111 Indiana Pacers -135 +125 Odds
FT Miami Heat 104 - 110 Atlanta Hawks +115 -120 Odds
FT Philadelphia 76ers 115 - 117 Chicago Bulls -128 +110 Odds
FT Utah Jazz 99 - 120 Houston Rockets +610 -833 Odds
FT Blazers 107 - 108 Wolves +170 -189 Odds
FT Denver Nuggets 94 - 95 Thunder +178 -200 Odds
FT Phoenix Suns 97 - 91 Dallas Mavericks +260 -286 Odds
FT L.A. Clippers 91 - 109 San Antonio Spurs +600 -714 Odds
AOT Warriors 116 - 114 L.A. Lakers -217 +197 Odds
Tuesday 19 December
FT Sacramento Kings 101 - 95 Philadelphia 76ers +315 -370 Odds
FT Pelicans 106 - 116 Washington Wizards +116 -130 Odds
FT Cleveland Cavaliers 116 - 119 Milwaukee Bucks -115 -105 Odds
Wednesday 20 December
FT Toronto Raptors 129 - 111 Charlotte Hornets -125 +115 Odds
FT Indiana Pacers 105 - 95 Atlanta Hawks -189 +175 Odds
FT Miami Heat 90 - 89 Boston Celtics +375 -417 Odds
FT Sacramento Kings 104 - 99 Brooklyn Nets +200 -208 Odds
FT Orlando Magic 94 - 112 Chicago Bulls +175 -189 Odds
FT L.A. Lakers 122 - 116 Houston Rockets +1025 -1250 Odds
FT Utah Jazz 79 - 107 Thunder +290 -323 Odds
FT Detroit Pistons 93 - 110 Dallas Mavericks +108 -118 Odds
FT Wolves 112 - 104 Denver Nuggets +110 -120 Odds
497' San Antonio Spurs 57 - 52 Blazers +120 -141 Odds
350' Memphis Grizzlies 38 - 43 Warriors +420 -476 Odds
220' Phoenix Suns 28 - 37 L.A. Clippers +200 -233 Odds
Thursday 21 December
Chicago Bulls 19:00 Cleveland Cavaliers +515 -667 Odds
Toronto Raptors 19:00 Philadelphia 76ers -120 +102 Odds
Boston Celtics 20:00 New York Knicks -179 +149 Odds
Memphis Grizzlies 21:00 Phoenix Suns -114 -104 Odds
San Antonio Spurs 22:30 Utah Jazz -175 +147 Odds
Friday 22 December
Pelicans 19:00 Orlando Magic
New York Knicks 19:00 Detroit Pistons
Washington Wizards 19:30 Brooklyn Nets
Dallas Mavericks 20:00 Miami Heat
L.A. Clippers 20:00 Houston Rockets
Charlotte Hornets 20:00 Milwaukee Bucks
Atlanta Hawks 20:00 Thunder
Denver Nuggets 22:00 Blazers
L.A. Lakers 22:30 Warriors
Saturday 23 December
Philadelphia 76ers 17:00 Toronto Raptors
Milwaukee Bucks 19:00 Charlotte Hornets
Brooklyn Nets 19:00 Indiana Pacers
Orlando Magic 19:00 Washington Wizards
Dallas Mavericks 19:30 Atlanta Hawks
Chicago Bulls 19:30 Boston Celtics
Thunder 20:00 Utah Jazz
L.A. Clippers 20:00 Memphis Grizzlies
Pelicans 20:00 Miami Heat
Denver Nuggets 20:30 Warriors
Wolves 21:00 Phoenix Suns
Blazers 21:30 L.A. Lakers
San Antonio Spurs 22:00 Sacramento Kings

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