Toronto Raptors at Milwaukee Bucks Game 2 Point Spread Picks 5/16/2019
Friday, May 17, 2019
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Kyle Lowry and the Toronto Raptors (58-24, 1st in the Atlantic Division) go to Fiserv Forum on Friday where they'll take on the Milwaukee Bucks (60-22, 1st in the Central Division) in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The Bucks pulled away late in Game 1 by a score of 108-100. Brook Lopez finished with 29 points and 11 boards to lead the Bucks to the 1-0 series lead. The line on Game 2 has Milwaukee as 7 point favorites. The over/under opens at 214.
The Raptors have been less than ideal for basketball wagerers, having gone 43-51-1 ATS. Milwaukee is covering 63.6% of the time, going 56-32-4. The Bucks have been awful for Las Vegas as favorites, going 47-29-4. Toronto is covering 58.8% of the time as an underdog, having gone 10-7-0.
Valuable Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Raptors have been a dicey Under bet for over/under basketball bettors, having gone 49-45-1.
Toronto is covering 45.6% of the time as the visitor, having gone 21-25-1.
Important Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
Milwaukee is covering 62.2% of the time at Fiserv Forum, going 28-17-2.
The Bucks have been a dicey Under bet for over/under basketball bettors, having gone 46-45-1.
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
04/12/19 SF OG Anunoby Appendectomy is out indefinitely
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
03/27/19 G Donte DiVincenzo Foot is out for season
03/23/19 C Pau Gasol Foot is out for season
Marc Gasol averages 13.6 points per game in 30.8 minutes per contest. He averages 4.4 assists per contest and 7.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%. Kyle Lowry comes into this contest averaging 14.2 points per game while playing 34.0 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 8.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Eric Bledsoe averages 15.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.6 rebounds per contest and 5.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 75%. Brook Lopez averages 12.5 points per game while playing 28.7 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Raptors allow 108.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 5th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.8 rebounds a game which ranks 13th, and they give up 24.5 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league. Toronto averages 114.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 45.2 rebounds per game and 25.4 assists per contest, which ranks them 17th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 14.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bucks surrender 109.3 points per contest, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 22nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 19th with 24.8 assists allowed per contest, and 15th with 45.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bucks are 10th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per game. Milwaukee is 1st in the league with 118.1 points per game this year. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 8.9. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 15th in the NBA. They are 1st in the league in rebounding with 49.7 boards per game and 7th in assists per contest with 26.0. The Bucks are 18th in turnovers per game with 13.9.
The Raptors are 5th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.1, and their defensive rating of 107.1 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 3rd. As a team they are 4th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league. Toronto is 14th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 27th in the league.
Milwaukee is 21st in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 30th in the NBA. The Bucks are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 105.2, and their offensive rating of 113.8 is ranked 1st. They are 2nd in the NBA in pace with 103.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 2nd. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 3rd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Raptors/Bucks NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Milwaukee -7
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