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The Toronto Raptors and Milwaukee Bucks kick off the 2019 NBA Eastern Conference Finals with Game 1 in Milwaukee on Wednesday night. The Bucks are 6-point home favorites, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
As it's always smart to hear what those in the industry have to say before placing a bet, here are some expert predictions for Game 1 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals.
Raptors vs Bucks Predictions
Guy Bruhn, of Doc's Sports, predicts the Bucks will win Game 1 and cover the spread against the Raptors at home. Bruhn notes Milwaukee's exceptional play at home this season, both straight up and against the spread.
FiveThirtyEight is backing the Bucks in Wednesday night's Game 1, giving Milwaukee a 59.0 percent chance of taking a 1-0 lead in the series.
Nikos Lagouretos, of WagerTalk News, is taking the Raptors plus the six points on the road in Game 1. Lagouretos believes the Bucks will win straight up, but he thinks the Raptors have proven too solid not to keep it within six points.
All three experts are backing the Bucks to win straight up, with the two against-the-spread picks split between Milwaukee and Toronto in Game 1.
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