Raptors vs Bucks Expert Predictions for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals

David Hayes
Toronto Raptors v Milwaukee Bucks - Game One
Toronto Raptors v Milwaukee Bucks - Game One / Jonathan Daniel

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The Milwaukee Bucks boast a 1-0 series lead over the Toronto Raptors after a come-from-behind win in Game 1 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals. With Game 2 set to tip off at 8:30 p.m. EST on Friday night, the Bucks are 6.5-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 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

Raptors vs Bucks Predictions

WagerTalk News

Nikos Lagouretos, of WagerTalk News, predicts the Raptors will cover the 6.5-point spread as road underdogs in Game 2. Lagouretos believes Toronto will have a much more complete performance on Friday night, after blowing a late-game lead to the Bucks in Game 1.


FiveThirtyEight is backing the Bucks with a noticeable advantage in Friday night's Game 2, giving Milwaukee a 63.0 percent chance of winning this matchup.

Sports Interaction

Charlie Grant, of Sports Interaction, predicts the Raptors will bounce back in Game 2 on the road and steal a win at Fiserv Forum on Friday night. Grant argues it's unlikely the Raptors will collapse in the fourth quarter the same way they did in losing Game 1.

That's one expert backing the Bucks straight up, with another calling for the Raptors to take Game 2 in an upset, and the third likes Toronto plus the points.

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