The Milwaukee Bucks attempt to hold their season alive after they go to the Toronto Raptors in Recreation 6 of the Japanese Convention Finals on Saturday night time.
Saturday, Might 25 at 8:30 PM ET
*All odds and betting data courtesy of OddsShark and initially posted by Bookmaker
- Milwaukee Bucks vs. Toronto Raptors (-2.5 at -115)
- Over/Below: 211.5 at -110
Kawhi Leonard & Fred VanVleet Lead Raptors to Large Recreation 5 Win
Kawhi Leonard took over the sport with 15 of his game-high 35 factors within the fourth quarter to assist the Raptors beat the Bucks 105-99 in Recreation 5 final night time.
Sports activities analytics and technique Constructive Residual broke down Leonard’s unimaginable efficiency, explaining that he dropped his 35 factors on 34 % utilization and 30 true shot makes an attempt, together with 4-for-6 on the rim, 5-for-Eight from past the arc and 8-for-9 on the free-throw line and his 9 assists led to a 3-pointer, facilitating one other 27 factors. He simply dedicated one dead-ball turnover.
The best way the Raptors distributed the ball confirmed the centrality of Kawhi Leonard to their offense. In line with Constructive Residual, his team-high 9 assists included 4 to Fred VanVleet, two to Pascal Siakam and one every to Kyle Lowry, Norman Powell, and Marc Gasol (all 3-pointers).
Fred VanVleet had a monster sport with 21 factors on 7-for-9 from past the arc in 37 minutes off the bench and Kyle Lowry had 17 factors, seven rebounds and 6 assists because the Raptors outscored the Bucks 33-24 within the fourth quarter.
VanVleet has improved his 3-point shot considerably:
First 15 playoff video games: 8-for-41 from past the arc (19.5 %)
Final two playoff video games: 10-for-12 from past the arc (83.Three %)
Giannis Antetokounmpo had 24 factors, six rebounds and 6 assists and Eric Bledsoe added 20 factors and 4 rebounds to bounce again from a poor efficiency in Recreation Four however Khris Middleton struggled, scoring simply six factors on 2-for-9 from the sphere.
The Bucks have been simply 10-for-31 from 3-point vary (32.Three %) whereas the Raptors have been 18-for-43 from past the arc (41.9 %).
Bucks vs. Raptors Developments and Prediction
The Milwaukee Bucks are:
- 21-6 ATS of their final 27 video games following a straight up loss
- 19-7-1 ATS of their final 27 highway video games in opposition to a workforce with a successful dwelling document
- 18-7 ATS of their final 25 video games following an ATS loss
- 10-Four ATS of their final 14 highway video games in opposition to a workforce with a house successful proportion above .600
- 20-8-1 ATS of their final 29 highway video games
- 20-8-1 ATS of their final 29 video games taking part in on sooner or later of relaxation
The Toronto Raptors are:
The Raptors are taking part in effectively and so they simply delivered considered one of their greatest wins in franchise historical past however this may very well be a letdown spot for them; the Bucks are a harmful workforce and so they misplaced by simply six factors regardless of Khris Middleton, Nikola Mirotic, Ersan Ilyasova and Pat Connaughton not exhibiting up on Thursday.
Nikola Mirotic misplaced his spot within the beginning lineup and scored zero factors on 0-for-Four from the sphere and 0-for-Three from 3-point vary in simply 9 minutes off the bench and he’s now 6-for-31 (19.Four %) from past the arc within the collection. The Bucks are -37 with Mirotic on the court docket and +46 with him on the bench and so they received’t lengthen this collection until he begins to supply. I just like the Bucks to return collectively and keep away from elimination whereas everyone seems to be ruling them out.
Decide: Bucks +2.5
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