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Starts: Thu. May 23rd @ 8:30 pm EST

Consensus Picks

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TOR
85%
Picks
15%
MIL
0%
ATS
0%
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0%
0%
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SBD Predicted Score

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A statistically-based calculation predicting how many points each team will score
112.6 - 114.5

Current Raptors vs Bucks Odds

Odds History
Moneyline Spread Total
+255 3.55 51/20 0.28 +7.5 -110 1.91 10/11 0.52 O 215.5 -110 1.91 10/11 0.52
-310 1.32 10/31 0.76 -7.5 -110 1.91 10/11 0.52 U 215.5 -110 1.91 10/11 0.52
Moneyline Spread Total
+270 3.70 27/10 0.27 +7.5 -109 1.92 100/109 0.52 O 215.5 -109 1.92 100/109 0.52
-340 1.29 5/17 0.77 -7.5 -109 1.92 100/109 0.52 U 215.5 -109 1.92 100/109 0.52
Moneyline Spread Total
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Moneyline Spread Total
+275 3.75 11/4 0.27 +7.5 -110 1.91 10/11 0.52 O 214 -110 1.91 10/11 0.52
-335 1.30 20/67 0.77 -7.5 -110 1.91 10/11 0.52 U 214 -110 1.91 10/11 0.52

Matchup Overview

The Bucks will try to halt their two-game losing skid on Thursday, May 23 when they welcome the Raptors back to Milwaukee. Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals tips off at 8:30 p.m. EST at Fiserv Forum.

Toronto’s Bench Was Big in Game 4 Win

Don’t look now, but the Eastern Conference Finals are turning into a bona fide series. Toronto evened up its seven-game tilt with Milwaukee on Tuesday evening with a decisive 120-102 win at Scotiabank Arena.

Kyle Lowry led the way with 25 points, but the real star of the game was the Raptors’ bench mob. Toronto’s backups had their finest performance of the postseason as they outscored Milwaukee’s reserves 48-23. Norman Powell contributed 18 points in 32 minutes, and Fred VanVleet finally broke out of a prolonged shooting slump with 13 points on 5 of 6 shooting from the floor.

Leonard Needed Lifting

Three weeks ago it would have been laughable to think the Raptors could win a playoff game with Kawhi Leonard at less than 100 percent, but that’s precisely what happened on Tuesday night as Leonard appeared to still be dealing with the aftereffects from an awkward landing in Game 3. The former Finals MVP had just 19 points in 34 minutes and consistently deferred to his teammates throughout the game.

Leonard downplayed his condition afterwards. “I feel good,” he said. “I’m going to keep going and keep fighting. We have a chance to make history.”

Bledsoe Has Been Shooting Blanks

No player has struggled more lately than Eric Bledsoe, who is shooting 25.6% from the floor and 9.2% from deep in the Eastern Conference Finals. That’s a far cry from the regular season, when he shot a career-best 48.4% from the field. The veteran guard has been putting in extra time in the gym, but so far remains mired in a deep funk.  Don’t be surprised if his minutes dwindle while head coach Mike Budenholzer turns to Malcolm Brogdon instead.

Home Sweet Home

Game 5 returns to Milwaukee, where the Bucks are 5-1 this postseason and were an NBA-best 33-8 during the regular season. Milwaukee scored 3.5 more points per game at Fiserv Forum this year than in all other enemy arenas.

Toronto Raptors vs Milwaukee Bucks Regular Season Statistical Comparison

OFFENSE

Raptors
VS
Bucks

112.5 (5th) Offensive Rating 113.5 (4th)
114.4 8th) Points 118.1 (1st)
25.4 (13th) Assists 26.0 (7th)
47.4 (5th) Field-Goal Percentage 47.6 (3rd)
36.6 (6th) Three-Point Percentage 35.3 (15th)
+6.1 (3rd) Plus/Minus +8.9 (1st)

DEFENSE

Raptors
VS
Bucks

106.8 (5th) Defensive Rating 104.9 (1st)
108.4 (9th) Points 109.3 (11th)
44.9 (5th) Field-Goal Percentage 43.3 (1st)
34.5 (8th) Three-Point Percentage 36.1 (22nd)
47.5 (9th) Points In The Paint 42.2 (1st)

Milwaukee Favored to Win by 7.0

Sportsbooks are clearly expecting a lot of points, as they’ve set the game total at a robust 218, with the Bucks opening as 7.0-point favorites. Toronto is 46-52-0 against the spread this year and 53-45-0 over/under, compared to 57-34-4 ATS and 50-45-0 over/under for Milwaukee.