Bucks now favorites to reach Eastern Conference Finals
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Bucks now betting favorites to reach Eastern Conference Finals

The Milwaukee Bucks are now the betting favorites to reach the Eastern Conference Finals. 

According to Betonline.ag , the Bucks have -138 odds to defeat the Brooklyn Nets in their second-round series. The Nets were initially favored to win. 

The change in odds comes after the Bucks tied up the series with a 107-96 Game 4 win on Sunday.

Milwaukee's odds are also boosted because Nets star Kyrie Irving suffered an ankle injury during Game 4, and it's unclear if he'll be ready for Game 5. The star point guard landed awkwardly on a layup and laid on the court for several moments before limping to the locker room. 

X-rays on Irving's ankle came back negative, but he could miss time. 

The Nets are also without superstar James Harden, who is dealing with a hamstring injury. He played just 43 seconds of Game 1 against the Bucks before exiting and has been out since. 

Nets head coach Steve Nash said Harden is "progressing" but wasn't ready to play in Game 4. He added after the game that he doesn't want Harden to rush back just because of Irving's injury. 

Game 5 between the Nets and Bucks is set for Tuesday night. 

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bridgewater State University and currently is in pursuit of her Master's Degree in Journalism from Northeastern University. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90.

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