NBA Pro Basketball Betting Match up Previews for Friday May 17, 2019

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The NBA playoff action for Friday May 17th features a single game over national television to the satisfaction of pro basketball bettors worldwide.

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It begins at 8:30PM Eastern Time for Game 2 on TNT TV as the Milwaukee Bucks host the Toronto Raptors. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the home side Milwaukee Bucks favored by -6 ½ points with the over under line set at 216 points.

Milwaukee takes the 1-0 series lead with their 108-100 win to the Toronto Raptors. Bucks entered the Eastern conference finals after beating the Boston Celtics in a five games series. This game Milwaukee had six days of rest prior to the start of this series. Toronto had two days of rest to begin the East finals after their win in seven games against Philadelphia and having to travel for Game 1. Milwaukee fell behind early down 34-23 after one quarter and faced as much as a 13 point deficit to open the series. Bucks rallied in the fourth quarter by outscoring the Raptors 32-17 for the eight point win. Overall Milwaukee shot only 39.8% from the floor hitting only 11 of 44 from three point range. Brook Lopez led Milwaukee with 29 points and eleven rebounds hitting on 12 of 21 from the floor. Giannis chipped in with 24 points and 14 boards as he made 7 of his 16 shots. Toronto did not shoot well to open the series hitting on 37% overall. They did get good performances out of Kyle Lowry and Kawhi Leonard who combined for 61 points on 20 of 41 shooting. Raptors bench contributed only 12 points on 5 of 15 from the field.

Brook Lopez struggled through East semifinals scoring below ten points in four of those games. His minutes dropped to 17 in Game 5 and was scoreless. He made 36.3% from three during the regular season but that dipped to 29.6% in the playoffs. Kyle Lowry for Toronto was listed in the injury report with a sprained thumb for the opener of this series. But he played and produced 30 points. Lowry has been inconsistent in the playoffs held under 20 points in eight of his past ten playoff games.

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