NBA Pro Basketball Betting odds Match up for Thursday May 23, 2019

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The NBA playoff action for Thursday May 23rd features a single game over national television to the satisfaction of pro basketball bettors worldwide.

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It will be Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals on tap for 8:30PM Eastern Time 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 -7 points with the over under line set at 217 points.

Toronto evens the series at 2-2 following the 120-102 victory in Game 4. Bucks have a shot of taking the 3-0 series lead but in Game 3 fell in double overtime 118-112. Now they return home tied in this Best of 7 series. In their 18 point win the Raptors shot 47.1% overall. Kawhi Leonard had 19 points hitting on 6 of 13 shots. This was below his playoff average after putting over 53 minutes in Game 3. Kyle Lowry stepped up his performance with 25 points on 6 of 11. Raptors bench came up huge with 48 points. Norman Powell led the unit with 18 points with Serge Ibaka contributing with 17 points and 13 rebounds. Bucks shot 46.2% in defeat. Giannis had 25 points and ten rebounds connecting on 9 of 17 shots. Milwaukee wasted a strong effort by Khris Middleton who had 30 points and seven assists converting on 11 of 15 shots. Bucks got poor contribution out of their bench with Malcolm Brogdon going 2 of 11 and George Hill took only two shots.

Milwaukee faced seven days off when they began the Eastern conference finals at home with Toronto. They started slowly falling behind by as much as 13 points. But in the final quarter the Bucks outscored the Raptors 32-17 for the eight point win. Raptors shot only 37% in Game 1. In Game 2 Milwaukee built from their momentum of their fourth quarter in the opener so they blew out the Raptors 125-103. Bucks were up 14 after one and by 25 at the half. They shot 46.7% in the victory while Toronto was held to 42.5%. Milwaukee had a sizable rebounding edge at home pulling down 16 more boards in Game 1 and 13 more in Game 2. The Bucks have won the rebounding battle by eight boards or greater in three of the four games.

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