Toronto Raptors vs Milwaukee Bucks Dream11 Prediction: Dream11 Fantasy Tips for MIL vs TOR | ECF Game 2 as TSR helps you with Dream11
Milwaukee Bucks came out of a 5 day slumber and Toronto Raptors came out of a 7 game slug fest and it showed; for both teams. Milwaukee were playing like a team that was asleep for half the game and Toronto was wheezing its way through the game that saw a ridiculous performance by Kyle Lowry that kept the team in the game that they had no right to be close in. Both teams will look at this performance and look at things they can tune up going into game 2 and a 2-0 lead for Milwaukee could break Toronto’s spirit after the incredible amount of energy they spent getting out ahead of Philadelphia 76ers.
There are many big clashes that will define this series, but the biggest ones are Kawhi Leonard vs Khris Middleton and Pascal Siakam vs Giannis Antetokounmpo. Kawhi Leonard is the better player between him and Middleton. He is better offensively and on defense, but the problem is Kawhi is the life raft keeping the Raptors afloat, so he is required to be an absolute superstar every night, and Middleton is no pushover. He is doing his best to drag down that raft and sink the Raptors, even though he also gets dragged down being defended by Kawhi and expending that much energy in defense against Kawhi.
Unless you’re from Milwaukee, I don’t think you can appreciate what a sight that crowd is outside the Fiserv Forum. The Bucks have never gotten this kind of love. It’s really remarkable.
— Nancy Armour (@nrarmour) May 16, 2019
The Bucks have 10 other players, in a system so perfect for them, that can torch Raptors at any given time, but Raptors do not have that luxury. When it comes to Siakam and Giannis, there is no doubt who the winner is going to be every night, but Siakam has to be better on offense. Whether the Raptors fans want to believe it or not, Lowry just had the best game of this season, probably his best ever game in the playoffs, all time. And that wasn’t enough, and they’re not going to get another one of those.
The Raptors went a total of 1-23 in the second half outside of Lowry and Kawhi. Lowry shot 7-9, over 82% from 3 and Kawhi, visibly exhausted went an uncharacteristic 5-15 after shooting north of 60% from the field through the Sixers series. Kawhi’s numbers may not get a lot better with that defense and that much pressure on his shoulders, but Lowry’s numbers will not be close to that. Pascal Siakam needs to step up big time, and that remains Toronto’s only hope.
Expected Staring Line-Ups:
|Position||Toronto Raptors||Milwaukee Bucks|
|Point Guard||Kyle Lowry||Eric Bledsoe|
|Shooting Guard||Danny Green||Malcolm Brogdon|
|Small Forward||Kawhi Leonard||Khris Middleton|
|Power Forward||Pascal Siakam||Nikola Mirotic|
|Center||Marc Gasol||Giannis Antetokounmpo|
Toronto Raptors vs Milwaukee Bucks Dream11 Prediction
Eric Bledsoe is not a scorer and isn’t required to be. He has to be a defensive ace and contain Lowry, George Hill takes the burden of scoring from PG position and averages over 2.5 PPC easily.
Malcolm Brogdon is back and his price is really low, understandably given his return from injury. He often is the primary facilitator and a great shooter, he can often run the offense for the Bucks in Giannis’ absence and that gets him a lot of points.
Mirotic and his shooting/rebounding make him extremely valuable at his price.
Kawhi and Giannis are automatic picks, with above 2.5 PPC returns every night.
Siakam will be a major difference maker for the Raptors if they plan to win anything. So we are backing him over Middleton, who is more consistent, but he is going to be guarded by Kawhi, so we choose the less risky Siakam.
Brook Lopez will probably not score 29 point again in these playoffs, maybe never. But he is cheap, and he rebounds and still shoots. He was 4-11 which at 35.6% is lesser than season average, so he can easily improve his shooting and scoring, even if he doesn’t go higher in points total.
- Giannis Antetokounmpo
- Kawhi Leonard