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NBA betting odds: Back Bucks at tired Toronto

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The Western Conference Finals ended last night but the East Finals are very much still on heading into Game 4 tonight.

Reigning champions the Golden State Warriors completed a 4-0 sweep of the Portland Trail Blazers to seal their place in the NBA Finals for a fifth successive year.

Golden State, champions in 2015, 2017 and 2018, were pushed all the way in Game 4 but eventually saw off battling Portland 119-117 after overtime in Oregon.

The attention is now focused on who will meet them and we have studied the NBA betting odds to produce our NBA picks and predictions for tonight's match.

Game information

When is it? Wednesday May 22nd

What time is tip off? 01:30

Where is it being played? Scotiabank Arena

Which channel is it on? Sky Sports Arena

The Toronto Raptors got back on track in the East Finals with a thrilling 118-112 double overtime win against the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday night.

Kawhi Leonard top-scored with 36 points as the Raptors grabbed their first win in the conference finals and narrowed the Bucks' best-of-seven series lead to 2-1.

Leonard also grabbed nine rebounds, with five assists and two steals, while four of his team-mates also reached double digits - Pascal Siakam scored 25, Norman Powell came off the bench for 19, Marc Gasol added 16 and Kyle Lowry had 11 points.

Lowry and Powell both fouled out in the fourth quarter, but the Raptors managed to hold out for the win after an impressive block from Siakam denied the Bucks another tie with less than a minute of second overtime .

George Hill led the scoring for the Bucks with 24 points, while Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 12 but fouled out with 4.24 remaining in the second overtime.

That ended Milwaukee's six-match post-season winning run but they are the favourites in tonight's NBA betting odds at 4/6 for a 3-1 lead, while the Raptors are 23/20 to level the series.

The worry for Toronto is that it needed a huge effort to get their first win of the series and even then, they only just managed it.

The Bucks are expected to improve, with Antetokounmpo determined to make amends for his lowest points total in nearly two months.

Milwaukee are giving away 2.5 points on the spread, which they have covered in five of their seven meetings with the Raptors this season, so we're backing the Bucks to cover at 5/6 as the first of our NBA betting tips today.

The total points line is set at 215.5 and we prefer the under, with Toronto having made some defensive improvements in Game 3.

For bigger NBA betting odds, we like the look of 13/2 for the Bucks to be trailing at half-time but come back to win. The Bucks have won the second half in their last seven road games and the Raptors are expected to tire late on as Sunday's performance takes its toll.

NBA odds and predictions

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Andrew McDermott
@a_mcdermott in Basketball