Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals and the Milwaukee Bucks and Toronto Raptors will be both be looking at making up for some poor shooting performances in Game 3.
Giannis Antetokounmpo had a quiet night offensively for the Bucks and they still managed to get the game to go to overtime in which the Raptors managed to win 118 to 112.
This is shaping up as a great contest and the main man for the Raptors Kawhi Leonard, is going into the game with a slight injury issue, but still should play.
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Milwaukee Bucks 2 @ Toronto Raptors 1
Prediction – Game Total Over 216.5
The fact that the Bucks almost won the contest and Giannis had a poor night offensively probably makes them the favourites in Game 4. He rarely plays two bad games in a row, although he was massive on the boards in Game 3.
The Bucks are 19-4 against the Spread after a loss this season and this trend will definitely continue if they get something going offensively.
They are also 63% against the spread this season as favourites and 67% against the spread when they have one day off.
It is hard to make a case for the Raptors because they rely so heavily on Kawhi Leonard and will need their bench players to hit shots which has not been happening apart from Norman Powell in the last game.
The Bucks should win this game and when they do it is normally rather high scoring.
Danny Green + 7.5 Points
Green shot poorly in Game 3 but hit a big shot in the latter stages of the contest. He will want to make up for such a poor shooting performance and should get some open looks in this game with Kawhi Leonard getting all the attention.
Marc Gasol + 3.5 Assists
Gasol had a good game in Game 3 and really needed to. He is a good passer for a big man and always looks for open teammates. Gasol should play enough minutes to be around this number. He had 7 Assists in Game 3.
Giannis Antetokounmpo + 26.5 Points
Expect Giannis to be aggressive and try and get to the hoop and free throw line a lot in this game. 5-16 from the floor and 2-7 from the line are well below par for him. Star players rarely have two bad games in a row and he should nudge 30 points in this contest.
Nikola Mirotic + 10.5 Points
The Bucks like to use Mirotic on the offensive end and like most teams he has played for they have recognised what he can do. It is surprising this number is so low as he should play around 25 Minutes and get plenty of chances to cover the number.
These are some NBA Playoff Picks for May 21st 2019.
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