The Toronto Raptors and Milwaukee Bucks meet in Friday's second game of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals at the Fiserv Forum.
The Toronto Raptors have another chance to steal home court before moving to Canada for the third game. The Toronto Raptors averaged 103.3 points at 44.7 percent and 96.9 points at 41.1 percent. Kawhi Leonard averages 31.8 points and 8.5 rebounds, while Pascal Siakam averages 20.3 points and 7.2 rebounds. Kyle Lowry is the third two-digit scorer and Serge Ibaka gets 5.7 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors shoot 33 percent from a distance and 82.5 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors shoot 30.8 percent from depth, scoring 42.2 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have split their last six street games.
The Milwaukee Bucks want to take over a solid 2-0 lead after another home win. The Milwaukee Bucks averaged 1
The Raptors have 1-6 ATS in their last seven Friday games, 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games on a rest day and 2-5 ATS in their last 12 games in their last 7 games in total. The Bucks has in the last 6 Home Games 5-1 ATS, in the last 52 games on a day off 35-16-1 ATS and in the last 60 games a total of 40-18-2 ATS. The Raptors have had 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings and 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings. The Over is 4-1 in Bucks's last 5 games on 1 rest day. The under is 11-3 in Raptor's last 14 total.
The Toronto Raptors have covered six of their last nine games as outsiders. The Milwaukee Bucks have rated seven of their last eight games as favorites.
The Toronto Raptors had a chance to steal the first game, but fell apart in the fourth quarter when they had 15 points ahead. What's hurting this Toronto defeat is that it was probably the best playoff game in Lowry's career and you know that with seven threes you will not shoot 10-15 more. The Milwaukee Bucks got stronger as the game progressed, probably because the rust was knocked off, and they certainly can play offensively much better than they did with eight points despite the win. Normally, if you have the chance to steal the home dish and not pay, it will come back to bite you. I put the points back home at the Bucks.