NBA Totals Picks Expert Over Under The Total Predictions 5/21/2019
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The two teams expected to meet in the Eastern Conference Finals will do exactly that starting tonight when the Toronto Raptors traveling to Milwaukee for the opening game of the collection. The total opened at 218 and is now 217.5 with two-thirds of the wagers coming in around the under in a bit of a surprise, since the public tends to enjoy overs, but not so far in this one.
The surprising thing in relation to the total is not the variety of wagers available on the under, but instead is the lack of motion, as.5 is not that big of a move considering the number 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 matches, as the Bucks won the first game 124-109, but then escaped with a 104-99 victory in Toronto in the rematch. The Raptors came away with a 123-116 victory 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 all the most obvious being the two games played in Milwaukee were certainly the two highest-scoring games the teams have played with, while the two in Toronto were more defensive conflicts.
The first game found 198 attempted field goals, which has been easily the greatest of the three games, as the others watched 181, 163 and 172. There were also 27 and 30 joint free throws attempted in the 2 games which landed beneath the total and 47 and 58 foul shots taken from the two games which landed over the amount, so yet more, a correlation between free throws and overs comes into play.
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 secret is the way the Raptors approach the match, as they dropped both low-scoring games and split the two that saw more points, so could see Toronto attempting to play in a faster tempo. Toronto added Gasol because the Bucks saw them last, while Milwaukee added Mirotic at the deadline.
A bit of a game to get a handle on, but likely to take a shot on the over. Can’t discount the 2 games played in Milwaukee and wouldn’t be surprised to find that the Raptors attempt to match Milwaukee on the scoreboard.
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Two matches on the slate, in which the two favorites to win every summit, Milwaukee and Golden State, are awaiting the winners to acquire the conference finals started.