The Raptors crushed the Bucks 120-102 in Game 4 to even the series 2-2 but as we head to Game 5 in Milwaukee it’s important to point out that the Bucks tend to get back on track after a loss, especially if it was by double-digits.
Milwaukee is 22-2 (91.7 percent) straight up and 19-5 (79.17 percent) against the spread after a loss this season, including 6-0 straight up and against the spread coming off a double-digit loss, covering the spread by 12.8 points per game.
The team’s success bouncing back is the best of any NBA team since 2004-05. The Bucks are 19-5 ATS after a loss in that span, for a 79.17 winning percentage with the 2008-09 Cavaliers coming in second with a 15-4 ATS record following a loss (78.95 percent).
Milwaukee’s impressive ATS record after a loss this season has a 53.9 percent Return on Investment (ROI), second-highest since 2004-05 behind the 55.6 percent ROI of the 2008-09 Cavaliers.
The Toronto bench outscored the Milwaukee reserves 48-23 in Game 4 and Khris Middleton’s game-high 30 points and Giannis Antetokounmpo’s 25 points, 10 rebounds and five assists were simply not enough and the Bucks missed nine free-throws and had 12 turnovers.
Key contributors like Eric Bledsoe, Malcolm Brogdon, George Hill, Brook Lopez and Nikola Mirotic have to show up tonight or the Raptors will steal home court advantage.
The sportsbooks monitored by SBR Odds favor the Bucks by 7 points for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
Here’s what you need to know before betting the rest of this series:
Eastern Conference Finals Series Odds: No. 1 Milwaukee Bucks vs. No. 2 Toronto Raptors
(Courtesy of BetOnline)
Toronto Raptors: +240
Milwaukee Bucks: -285
Odds to Win the NBA Championship
Series Price for Potential Warriors vs. Bucks NBA Finals
Series Price for Potential Warriors vs. Raptors NBA Finals
Bucks vs. Raptors Results and Schedule
Game 1: Bucks won 108-100
Game 2: Bucks won 125-103
Game 3: Raptors won 118-12
Game 4: Raptors won 118-12
Game 5: Thursday, May 23 at 8:30 PM ET
Game 6: Saturday, May 25 at 8:30 PM ET (If necessary)
Game 7: Monday, May 27 at 8:30 PM ET (If necessary)
Bucks vs. Raptors Season Head-to-Head Stats
Bucks won the regular season series: 3-1
Bucks Net Rating: 7.1
Bucks Offensive Rating: 108.6
Bucks Defensive Rating: 101.5
Raptors Net Rating: -7.1
Raptors Offensive Rating: 101.5
Raptors Defensive Rating: 108.6
Bucks vs. Raptors Series Correct Score Odds
(Courtesy of Jazz Sports)
Bucks to win series 4-2: +400
Bucks to win series 4-3: +500
Raptors to win series 4-2: +155
Raptors to win series 4-3: +125
When Will the Series Finish?
Game 6: -120
Game 7: -125