Milwaukee @ Toronto
Milwaukee -5 +101 over Toronto

Posted at 12:00 PM EST. Odds subject to change.

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Milwaukee -5 +101 over Toronto

7:30 PM EST. The Bucks lost game one against the Raptors but let's face it, that game was more about Toronto. It was Milwaukee's first road trip after starting off 2-1 and with some big wins against Philly and Miami to start the season. Aka - that was a sleepy, uninspiring spot for a Bucks' team that needed time to work on their rotations.

Toronto was the complete opposite. Leading up to their big battle with the Bucks, it looked like new coach Darko Rajakovi? had a lot of work to do with his new team. The Raptors were 1-3 and their offense looked lethargic and sloppy. Only Scottie Barnes was showing up to each and every contest. Starting with their first battle with the Bucks, the Raptors have won four of their last six, including an impressive recent road win against Dallas, and again Toronto feels like a team that other squads shouldn't take lightly. Job done - they beat an Eastern Conference elite and stimulated some wins, but we think they fall back to reality tonight.

Milwaukee clearly didn't have the same energy in that first contest. Giannis played just 28 minutes and only scored 16 points, and ultimately they used 9 different bench players to try to test their depth and eke out a win. Toronto went up early and the Bucks just couldn't get anything going.

This game should look much different. The Bucks are rested and completely healthy. Toronto shooting guards O.G. Anunoby and Gary Trent Jr. are doubtful, leaving bench players like Gradey Dick to match up against Malik Beasley and Damian Lillard; not exactly a fair fight. No team likes to travel across the border, a Canadian travel spot is always tough, but in a revenge game and with all hands on deck, the Bucks are still a much better operation. Their size can match up with Toronto, something few teams can say, and their newly signed star Damian Lillard is due to explode after a clunker in their first battle and some very average performances recently. Milwaukee is 1-9 ATS and the market is overcorrecting in this spot. We're taking the Bucks with confidence.



Our Pick

Milwaukee -5 +101 (Risking 2 units - To Win: 2.02)

Dallas/Boston under 211 -110
Dallas +6½ -102 over Boston