Raptors vs Bucks Odds, Prediction: Game 1 NBA Playoffs

Raptors vs Bucks Odds, Prediction: Game 1 NBA Playoffs

The Raptors are coming off a hard-fought seven-game series win over the Philadelphia 76ers, and Kawhi Leonard is playing as well as any superstar left in the postseason.

One of the big positives on the night: the Raptors, whose three-point shooting has been well down compared to their regular-season numbers - they were 7-for-30 on Sunday - had 10 threes in the first half alone on Wednesday.

Of course, Toronto will counter with Kawhi Leonard.

Tickets are in more short supply in Toronto, with Game 3 at Scotiabank Arena already completely sold out after going on sale yesterday morning, with tickets listed for a minimum of $300 CAD on the resale market. Well, this season they went all in on that plan and developed one of the most potent 3-point attacks in the league, firing up almost 40 3s per game in the regular season.

Brook Lopez scored 29 points, while Giannis Antetokounmpo added 24 points and 14 rebounds and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Toronto Raptors 108-100 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals on Wednesday. The win gave the Warriors a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series in the Western Conference finals.

The Raptors are well aware of the challenge ahead. Milwaukee, on the other hand, has had a week to prepare for Game 1 after beating Boston in five games.

"They've got a lot of weapons and they're pretty deep", Lowry said.


"Sometimes I couldn't even get an attempt up, even if I was trying to force it, but they did a good job defensively".

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at three key elements to watch out for heading into Game 1 between the Bucks and Raptors. The bad news is they're still underdogs to the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks. The Bucks are an NBA-best 8-1 straight up and against the spread in the playoffs.

Regardless, this series is going to be great and we can't wait to see how it all plays out.

Check out the daily offering of Best Bets from the WagerTalk Handicapping Team (we also suggest checking out the Pick Your Team Program). And when Siakam's three-point shot dropped at the buzzer to end the third, it sent Toronto into the fourth with an 83-76 advantage.

Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum shoots over Denver Nuggets forward Mason Plumlee (left) and center Nikola Jokic in the second quarter in Game 7 of the second round of the National Basketball Association playoffs at Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado, on Sunday.

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