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MIL vs TOR Dream11 NBA Prediction – NBA Playoffs Eastern Conference finals – Game-5 | Milwaukee Bucks vs Toronto Raptors Fantasy Team

By Anurag tyagi @anuragtyaggi

Milwaukee Bucks vs Toronto Raptors, Western Conference Semifinals, Prediction and Fantasy Team News

Milwaukee Bucks will host Toronto Raptors in Game-5 of the Eastern Conference finals hoping to take a 3-2 lead in the series at Fiserv Forum, in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin (IST).


MATCH DETAILS:
What competition it is?
NBA Playoffs
Series: Eastern Conference finals, Game-5, Series is tied 2-2
The match will be played between Milwaukee Bucks and Toronto Raptors at Fiserv Forum. The arena has a capacity of 17,500.
Match Day:
May 24, 2019, @ 06:00 AM IST


Broadcast details:

Sony Sports Network has the rights to stream NBA matches in India. Premier members can also catch the Live Action on SonyLiv App.


The top two seeds in the Eastern Conference are in a seesaw battle at the moment. Milwaukee Bucks won the first two games, while Toronto Raptors turned the tide in their favor, at least momentum-wise, after winning two consecutive home games to tie the series 2-2.

The ball is in the Bucks‘ court as they are at home, but the Raptors’ win in the last game could be a cause of concern for the hosts. Kawhi Leonard was not at his best, or he didn’t need to be as his teammates took control of the scoring. Despite that Raptors didn’t find any difficulty in closing out the game.


Regular Season Record-
Milwaukee Bucks:
W-60, L-22
Toronto Raptors:
W-58, L-24


Milwaukee Bucks vs Toronto Raptors regular season stats comparison (Per Game):

Bucks | Raptors

Games: 82 | 82
Points: 118.1 | 114.4
Field Goals%: 47.4 | 47.6
3-Point%: 36.6 | 35.3
Free Throws%: 80.4 | 77.3
Rebounds: 49.7 | 45.2
Assists: 25.4 | 26.0
Turnovers: 14.0 | 13.9
Steals: 8.3 | 7.5
Blocks: 5.9 | 5.3

Milwaukee Bucks ended the regular season with the best record. They also lost just 8 times at Fiserv Forum. So Giannis and Co are a force in home games.


2019 Playoff stats:

Bucks | Raptors

Games: 13 | 16
Points: 115.3 | 105.3
Field Goals%: 45.4 | 44.3
3-Point%: 33.6 | 33.4
Free Throws%: 73.0 | 82.4
Rebounds: 52.6 | 42.9
Assists: 25.4 | 22.8
Turnovers: 13.3 | 12.3
Steals: 7.0 | 8.2
Blocks: 6.7 | 4.6

Bucks won the first round series against Detroit Pistons 4-0 and saw away Boston Celtics 4-1. The most important factor is that the 120-102 loss in the last game was just the second instance this season when they lost two consecutive matches.

But they are unbeaten in home games in the playoffs this season.


This series:

Bucks | Raptors

Total points: 447 | 435
Total Rebounds: 216 | 185
Total Assists: 100 | 96

On an aggregate level, Bucks have outscored Raptors in these three departments. The Dream11 fantasy players are advised to select more Bucks players in this match.

The best combo should be 4-4, or 5-3 in favor of Bucks.


Breakdown of both team’s home and away record:

Bucks (Home) | Raptors (Away)

Regular seasons Games played: 82 | 82
Record: 33-8 | 26-15
Regular Season Points Per Game: 119.9 | 113.7
Playoffs Points Per Game: 114.7 | 100.7

The above stats show that Bucks are clear favorites in this match. They are expected to outscore Raptors here and take a 3-2 lead in the series. It means, more Bucks players in your team.


2nd unit stars:

Bucks | Raptors

Points Per Game: 37.3 | 25.3
Rebounds Per Game: 20.6 | 12.8
Assists Per Game: 9.0 | 6.6

You are capped by the 100 point barrier, which means you just can’t select all the big name players. You have to have the benchwarmers in your team and here for this match, we would advise Bucks’ players.

The likes of Malcolm Brogdon, George Hill, and Ersan Ilyasova are very good options.


Players to watch out for: (Captain options)

Milwaukee Bucks:
Giannis Antetokounmpo –
A blistering start in Game-4 saw him burying buckets after buckets as Bucks made an aggressive start. He had a double-double with 25 points and 10 rebounds.
He will be at home and you can bet on him to leave a mark on this game.

Expect Giannis Antetokounmpo to create his own show in this match. Image Credit @USA Today

Numbers that matter:

  • Points Per Game:
    Regular Season – 27.7 (3rd best amongst all players this season.
    Playoffs (2019)26.1 (7th best in the playoffs)
    Against Toronto Raptors – 27.0
  • Assists Per Game:
    Regular Season – 5.9 (27th best amongst all players this season)
    Playoffs (2019) – 4.8 (18th best in the playoffs)
    Against Toronto Raptors – 5.0
  • Rebounds Per Game:
    Regular Season – 12.5 (6th on the list)
    Playoffs (2019) – 13.0 (Joint best in the 2019 playoffs)

Points earned in the last five games: 52.5, 57.1, 62.9, 59.8, 49.6, 69.6

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While in the last five games his numbers read:
Points: 25, 12, 30, 24, 20
Rebounds: 10, 23, 17, 14, 8
Assists: 5, 7, 5, 6, 8


Other players to select from Milwaukee Bucks:

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Toronto Raptors:
Kawhi Leonard –
He is the 2nd best player in the 2019 playoffs. The last game was just the 6th instance in the playoffs this season that he scored less than 30 in a postseason game.

Kawhi battling with Bucks’ Khris Middleton during Game-4.
Image Credit @Raptors Twitter

Numbers that matter:

  • Points Per Game:
    Regular Season – 26.6 (Seventh best amongst all players this season)
    Playoffs (2019)32.0 (2nd best in the playoffs)
    Against Milwaukee Bucks – 22.0
  • Assists Per Game:
    Regular Season – 3.3 (87th best on the list)
    Playoffs (2019) – 3.5 (38th best in the playoffs)
    Against Milwaukee Bucks – 4.0
  • Rebounds Per Game:
    Regular Season – 7.3 (50th best on the list)
    Playoffs (2019) – 8.5 (14th best)

Points earned in the last five games: 44.9, 58.3, 44.6, 50.8, 60.1

While in the last five games his numbers read:
Points: 19, 36, 31, 31, 41
Rebounds: 7, 9, 8, 9, 8
Assists: 1, 5, 2, 2, 8

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Other players to select from Toronto Raptors:
Pascal Siakam is a must as he has been the Raptors’ 2nd best offensive player in the playoffs. Have Kawhi as well as Norman Powell in your team.


Combination:
PG: George Hill, Eric Bledsoe
SG: Norman Powell, Malcolm Brogdon
SF: Kawhi Leonard (C), Khris Middleton
PF: Pascal Siakam
C: Marc Gasol


PG: George Hill
SG: Norman Powell, Malcolm Brogdon
SF: Khris Middleton
PF: Pascal Siakam, Giannis Antetokounmpo (C)
C: Marc Gasol, Serge Ibaka


MIL vs TOR Dream11 TEAM NEWS:
Milwaukee Bucks:

  • Donte DiVincenzo is out with a heel injury.
  • Former Los Angeles Lakers superstar Pau Gasol will be missing the entire playoff season with a foot injury.

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Toronto Raptors:

  • Kawhi Leonard was really not at his physical best in Game-4. Part of the reason could be that he tweaked his leg in Game-3. But Raptors have insisted that their prized asset is OK for the next game.
  • Kyle Lowry though is carrying a hand injury and will be evaluated in this match.
  • While OG Anunoby (knee) and Patrick McCaw (personal reasons) are definitely out.

MIL vs TOR Dream11 Teams (Starting Lineup; Probables):

  • Milwaukee Bucks: Giannis Antetokounmpo (F), Nikola Mirotic (F), Brook Lopez (C), Khris Middleton (G), Eric Bledsoe (G)
  • Toronto Raptors: Kawhi Leonard (F), Pascal Siakam (F), Marc Gasol (C), Kyle Lowry (G), Danny Green (G)

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From the bench (Probables):

  • Milwaukee Bucks: Malcolm Brogdon, George Hill, Ersan Ilyasova, Pat Connaughton
  • Toronto Raptors: Serge Ibaka, Fred VanVleet, Norman Powell

INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:

Milwaukee Bucks are at home and with no Durant in Warriors team, the hosts will start the game as favorites.


Anurag tyagi @anuragtyaggi

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