The Milwaukee Bucks try to save their season when they visit the Toronto Raptors in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Saturday night.
Saturday, May 25 at 8:30 PM ET
The Bucks have been a profitable team in bounce backs spots, not just this season. Can they continue with this trend in a win or go home Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Raptors?
Kawhi Leonard took over Game 5 with 15 of his game-high 35 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Raptors to a 105-99 win last Thursday.
Fred VanVleet made a big difference with 21 points on 7-for-9 from beyond the arc in 37 minutes off the bench and Kyle Lowry had 17 points, seven rebounds and six assists for a Raptors team that outscored the Bucks 33-24 in the fourth quarter.
Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 24 points, six rebounds and six assists and Eric Bledsoe added 20 points and four rebounds to bounce back from an awful Game 4 effort but Khris Middleton didn't show up on Thursday, scoring just six points on 2 of 9 shooting.
The Bucks were just 10-for-31 from 3-point range (32.3 percent) while the Raptors made 18 of their 43 shots from downtown (41.9 percent).
It's important to note that the Bucks usually get back on track after a loss, going 22-3 (88.0 percent) straight up and 19-6 (76.0 percent) against the spread after a loss this season.
Jazz Sports favors the Raptors by 1.5 points tonight and the total has been set at 212.5. The Bucks are at +105 on the moneyline, which is the play I'm making tonight. Other NBA trends support my pick, for example:
The Milwaukee Bucks are:
21-6 ATS in their last 27 games following a straight up loss
19-7-1 ATS in their last 27 road games against a team with a winning home record
18-7 ATS in their last 25 games following an ATS loss
10-4 ATS in their last 14 road games against a team with a home winning percentage above .600
20-8-1 ATS in their last 29 road games
20-8-1 ATS in their last 29 games playing on one day of rest
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