Date/Time: 05-17-2019, 20:30 EDT
Spread: Milwaukee Bucks -6.5
In the second game of the Finals of the East, the squad that held the best record in the league in the regular season, the Milwaukee Bucks, who are leading the series 1-0 wins after a home victory in game 1 at home, are hosting the team that held the second-best record in the conference, the Toronto Raptors, who want to bounce back and even the series tonight.
Raptors had a 58-24 record (38-44 ATS) in the regular season and finished in the 2nd place of the Eastern Conference. They are 1-2 in their last 3 games and in their latest matchup they got defeated by Milwaukee on the road in the first game of the series, 100-108. Bucks had a 60-22 record (47-30-4 ATS) in the regular season and finished on top of the whole NBA. They are 9-1 in their last 10 games and in their latest matchup they were victorious against Toronto at home in the first game of the series, 108-100.
Top Basketball BookmakersToronto are led in scoring by Kawhi Leonard with 31.8 ppg. He also leads the team in rebounding with 8.5 per game, while Pascal Siakam follows with 20.3 ppg, adding 7.2 rebounds per game. Kyle Lowry adds 13.8 ppg, 5.2 rebounds and a team high 6.7 assists per game. Milwaukee are led in scoring by Giannis Antetokounmpo with 27.1 ppg. He also adds 4.6 assists and leads the team in rebounding with 11.6 per game, while Kris Middleton follows with 18.3 ppg, adding 6.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game. Eric Bledsoe adds 15.3 ppg, 3.5 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game.
Milwaukee leads Toronto 5-1 so far this season and have lost only once in the three home games. Milwaukee are 38-9 at home, while Toronto are 29-18 on the road. Milwaukee have a better offense with 117.9 ppg to Toronto’s 112.9 ppg, while Toronto have a better defense, allowing 106.8 ppg to Milwaukee’s 108.4. Milwaukee have a better accuracy from the field (47.4% to 47%), while Toronto have a better accuracy from behind the arc (36.1% to 35.1%). Both squads commit almost the same number of turnovers per game (13 to 13.2), while Milwaukee dish more assists (25.9 to 24.9) and grab more rebounds per game (50.1 to 44.8). Toronto are too good to lose a second straight game by a large margin so pick them in this one.
Toronto Raptors vs Milwaukee Bucks Game 2 Prediction: Toronto Raptors +6.5 (-106)