After a surprising 2018-19 season in which the Milwaukee Bucks won 60 regular season games, they are once again the favorite in the Eastern Conference. The Milwaukee Bucks were expected to take a leap forward last season. They were coming off a mediocre 2017-18 season which saw them win 44 games. Although that wasn’t quite what they were looking for, it did mark the third consecutive year the team improved their win-loss record. Analysts expected an internal improvement from players like Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton and Malcolm Brogdon. Furthermore, Mike Budenholzer took over as the new head coach and was another source of optimism.