Miami Heat vs Milwaukee Bucks Live Betting Picks, Odds, Lines & Predictions
The final rankings in the Eastern Conference will depend a great deal on the outcome of tonight’s live betting game between Miami and Milwaukee. The Bucks are currently 3rd in the East. However, they’re only a game behind the Nets and hold a potential tiebreaker. Coach Budenholzer’s team has hit the form right in time for the playoffs, winning 8 games out of the last 10. They’re now 45-25 straight up and 31-39 against the spread. The Heat, on the other hand, can finish anywhere between 4th and 6th place. They’re currently 6th, tied with the Knicks and only a half-game behind the Hawks. Miami is also on a roll lately, as they have lost only four times in the last 15 games. Their current straight up record is 39-31 while they are 33-35-2 against the spread. The two have already met twice this season, with each team winning at home.
Miami Heat vs Milwaukee Bucks Live Betting Odds & Line Movement
The bookies expect a tight game with a slight advantage on Milwaukee’s side. The Bucks are favored by -2.5. The total stands at 231.5 at most live betting sportsbooks.
Notes On The Miami Heat
Similar to the last season, Coach Spo has his team in peak form just before the playoffs. The short offseason left the mark on the Heat players and resulted in a slow start to the season. But right now, they are beginning to resemble the team that reached the Finals last year. Tonight’s game will be huge for the Heat as they look to secure the home advantage in the first round. Also, it seems that they’ll prefer to go against Philly in the second round who is the better matchup for them than Brooklyn of Milwaukee. They showed as much two nights ago when they beat the 76ers in a heated matchup 106-94. Jimmy Butler led the scoring with 21 points. Bam Adebayo almost got a triple=double with 18 points, 12 rebounds, and 8 assists. Tyler Herro and Goran Dragic provided a valuable contribution from the bench with 18 and 15 points, respectively.
Tonight, Miami is without Victor Oladipo who’s out for the season. Kendrick Nunn is a game time decision.
Notes On The Milwaukee Bucks
The Bucks have been destroying their opponents with their high-powered offense lately. They now lead the league in points per game and are third in field goal and 3pt percentage. Still, they’ll have to sort out their defensive issues if they want to avoid the same playoff destiny as in the previous two years. The Bucks have given up more than 130 points in 4 out of their last 5 games. Their defensive struggles are the main reason why they haven’t covered the spread in the 5 straight games. In their last outing, they won against Indiana in another shootout, 142-133. Giannis led the way once again scoring 40 points. Three other players, Middleton, Lopez, and Holiday, also scored more than 20 points.
The Bucks have a mostly clean bill of health, with only Axel Toupane unavailable.
Miami Heat vs Milwaukee Bucks Live Betting Pick & Prediction:UNDER 231.5
The Bucks defense will have to show up sooner or later. Tonight’s live betting game has all the makings of a playoff matchup, so we can expect defenses to step up. Besides, Miami plays at the second-slowest pace in the league and will try to drag Milwaukee into their rhythm.