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The two teams expected to meet in the Eastern Conference Finals will do just that starting tonight when the Toronto Raptors traveling to Milwaukee to the opening game of the collection. The total opened at 218 and is currently 217.5 with two-thirds of this wagers coming in on the under in a bit of a surprise, since the general public will enjoy overs, but not so far in this one.
The most surprising thing with regard to the total isn’t the variety of wagers on the under, but rather is that the absence of movement, as.5 isn’t that big of a movement considering the amount of wagers, especially for a playoff game where more bettors are involved on a regular basis.
The teams were pretty inconsistent with their regular season games, as the Bucks won the first game 124-109, but escaped with a 104-99 victory in Toronto from the rematch. The Raptors came off with a 123-116 success in Milwaukee and the Bucks took the season series with a 105-92 win in Toronto in January, so it’s been 3.5 months since the teams faced off.
There are a couple of different methods of looking at this one, with the most obvious being the two games played in Milwaukee were definitely both highest-scoring games the teams have played with, while the two in Toronto were defensive struggles.
The first game saw 198 attempted field objectives, which has been easily the greatest of those 3 games, as others watched 181, 163 and 172. There were also 27 and 30 combined free throws attempted in the 2 games that landed under the complete and 47 and 58 foul shots shot in the two games which landed on the amount, so yet again, a correlation between free throws and overs comes into play.
Together with the Bucks stinking it up offensively against the Celtics, need to believe they will put a bit more focus on crime here, but the key is how the Raptors strategy the match, as they lost both low-scoring games and split the two that watched more points, so can view Toronto trying to play in a quicker tempo. Toronto added Gasol since the Bucks saw them while Milwaukee added Mirotic at the deadline.
A bit of a game that is difficult to get a grip on, but likely to have a shot the above. Can’t discount the two games played in Milwaukee and would not be surprised to find the Raptors try to match Milwaukee on the scoreboard.
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Two games on today’s slate, where the two favorites to win each summit, Milwaukee and Golden State, are anticipating the winners to get the conference finals started.