Toronto Raptors vs Milwaukee Bucks (By: Miyagi)
Most of the Raptors, with the exception of Leonard, have struggled offensively in those series so far and yet despite the fact that Siakam (23p, 11r), Gasol (16p, 12r, 7a) and Powell (19p,4r, 3a) were great in Game 3, the Raptors still had to go through double overtime and it was not before Giannis was fouled out that they managed to take control of that game.
Despite the high scoring first half, it was another physical game with excessive fouling early while both teams focused on their defenses and particularly in taking care of each other's stars (Anteto - Leonard).
The Raptors found a way to slow down Antetokunmpo (12p 5-16 FG, 8 turnovers) who had a bad game offensively but he was great defensively, while on the other side, the Bucks have yet to find a cure for Leonard.
All in all, I expect another physical game and both teams to play good defense thus the under has to be the play IMHO but I will also take Lory's rebounds today.
Lowry may be the smallest guy on the court (when VanVleet is off) but he is a very solid, sneaky, rebounder. As weird as it may seem, Lowry, along with Ibaka, lead the Raptors in offensive rebounds in those series as they both have 5 and he had at least 1 offensive rebound in each game so far. Defensively it's easier for him, sitting at the top of the key, to gather those long rebounds against a team that takes too many long ranges shots and that's what he does so far.
Lowry averages 5.3 rebounds per game in those series and 5.1 in the postseason so far. I think he will be much more careful this time and won't get in foul trouble so I expect him to get is 40+ minutes and he should be able to gather at least 6 rebounds while, all things considered, those odds are great.
Toronto Raptors vs Milwaukee Bucks predictions
|Kyle Lowry Over 5.5 Rebounds||Pinnacle||2.17||9||5 LOST (-9 units)|
Toronto Raptors vs Milwaukee Bucks betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Miyagi).