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Wednesday's NBA Play-offs betting tips: Back Bucks to beat Raptors in East Finals Game 1

Lorenzo Gahol 15 May 2019
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Giannis Antetokounmpo (credit:NBA.com)

The NBA 2018-19 play-offs continue on Wednesday with one game taking place.

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NBA Play-offs betting tips from Bettingpro.com's expert, including the best bets from Toronto Raptors at Milwaukee Bucks.

Toronto Raptors at Milwaukee Bucks (01:30 BST on Thursday) - Eastern Conference Finals Game 1


The Milwaukee Bucks host the Toronto Raptors in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals. This is the first ever meeting between the two teams at this stage of the play-offs. The Raptors defeated the Bucks four games to two in the first round of the 2017 play-offs in the only other post-season duel between the two clubs. The top-seeded Bucks are well-rested heading into this duel having disposed of the Boston Celtics in five games in their semi-final series. They lost the opening game before sweeping their opponents in their succeeding meetings. The Bucks are playing in the conference finals for the first time since 2001. MVP candidate Giannis Antetokounmpo will lead Milwaukee in their quest to reach the NBA finals for the first time since 1974 when they lost to the Boston Celtics in seven games. The “Greek Freak” is averaging team-highs 27.4 points, 11.3 rebounds and 1.2 steals in the play-offs. Head coach Mike Budenholzer will also count on Khris Middleton, Eric Bledsoe and George Hill. Expect also quality minutes from Nikola Mirotic, Pat Connaughton, Brook Lopez and Malcolm Brogdon, who returned in their last game after missing their first eight games in the play-offs with a foot injury. The Raptors, meanwhile, needed seven games to eliminate the Philadelphia 76ers in the conference semi-finals. Kawhi Leonard, who nailed the game winner in their series-clinching triumph over the Sixers on Sunday, will lead Toronto in their bid to reach the NBA finals for the first time in franchise history. The All-Star forward is averaging team-highs 31.8 points and 8.5 rebounds in the post-season. Pascal Siakam is the other scoring threat for the Raptors in the play-offs. The Cameroonian forward put up 20.8 points and 7.3 rebounds in their first 12 games in the post-season. Other scoring options for head coach Nick Nurse are Kyle Lowry, Danny Green and veteran big men Marc Gasol and Serge Ibaka. We expect the Bucks to draw first blood in the series.

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Wednesday's NBA Play-offs betting tips: Back Bucks to beat Raptors in East Finals Game 1

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