NBA Playoff Betting Preview: Raptors vs. Bucks, April 20, 2017

  • April 19, 2017

by Jim Feist

The Toronto Raptors got a split at home and now move to the Milwaukee Bucks for Game 3 on Thursday, April 20, 2017. The Bucks opened as 1-point favorites and the money came in on the home team moving it to 1.5 in Las Vegas, while the total is 196.  Toronto is on a red-hot run of 12-3 SU, 8-6-1 ATS and wants a split in the two games on the road to win back home court.

#3 Toronto (52-33; 23-18 away).   

  • Toronto is #8 in the NBA in points allowed, #10 in scoring, #7 in field goal shooting defense.
  • 12-3 SU, 8-6-1 ATS run.  6-1 ATS away
  • Guard Kyle Lowry is back. Lost Game 1 97-83 at home. Won Game 2 106-100 as 8-point chalk, over the total of 194.5
  • 16-5 under on the road. Kyle Lowry scored 22 points, including the clinching basket with less than 10 seconds to play, and the Raptors beat the Bucks 106-100 on Tuesday night, evening their first-round series at 1-1.
  • (Jim Feist is on a 89-52  NBA run. NHL Dog of Month  cashes Thursday: Click: FastFactsToday)

#5 Seed Milwaukee Bucks (43-41; 23-18 Home)):

  • Milwaukee can play tough defense, #10 in the NBA in points allowed, on a 15-7 run under the total.
  • Game 2: Young star Giannis Antetokounmpo had 24 points and 15 rebounds while Khris Middleton scored 20 points and Greg Monroe had 18 in the losing effort. Now they head home…
  • The offense is #20 in points scored, #19 in free throw shooting.
  • Head to Head: Toronto is 4-1 ATS at the Bucks, the under is 9-3 when they clash and the favorite is 6-2 ATS.

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