NBA Betting Preview: Miami Heat vs. Milwaukee Bucks
Favorite: Milwaukee Bucks (56-17)
Underdog: Miami Heat (44-29)
Arena:ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
When does the game start?Friday at 6:30 PM ET
The Milwaukee Bucks, led by Giannis Antetokounmpo, will go toe-to-toe with the Miami Heat in an NBA matchup on Friday.
Line: Milwaukee -5
Over/Under: 223.5Movement Analysis: The over/under is holding at its original figure, displaying no swings. Milwaukee has a record of 40-30 against the spread when listed as the favorite, while Miami is 11-15 against the spread as underdogs this year.
Antetokounmpo leads the attack, responsible for 24.8% of the Bucks total offense, while taking an average of 19.5 field goal attempts. Antetokounmpo is a player to watch, he averages 2.2 offensive boards a game and records 26.5% of his team's rebounds. The Bucks offense is orchestrated by Antetokounmpo, who accounts for 21.7% of all assists, while turning the ball over 3.7 times a contest.
Milwaukee can win with a less-than-excellent scoring output, sporting a record of 22-17 when they fail to reach their 118.3 scoring average. Miami allows 108.7 a game. The Bucks don't have to necessarily shoot well to win, when they shoot below their season average of 36%, they have a decent record of 25-17. The Bucks can win with a less than excellent showing on the glass, sporting a record of 23-15 when they fail to reach their 51.4 rebounding average, Miami allows 42.2 boards per game.
Butler powers the attack, accounting for 17.8% of the Heat total offense, while taking an average of 13.1 field goal attempts. Adebayo is a force in the low block, he averages 2.4 offensive rebounds a game and grabs 23% of his team's rebounds. The Heat offense is run by Butler, who is responsible for 23.3% of all assists, while turning the ball over 2.2 times a game.
Miami is a disappointing 17-21 when they fail to reach their scoring average. Milwaukee allows 108.7 a game. The Heat are 18-21 when they shoot below their 38% season average from three. The Bucks allow opponents to shoot 36%. Miami should be able to run the offense as they see fit, as they are 28-13 when they turnover the ball less than their season average of 13.9, Milwaukee opponent's average 13.6 turnovers a game.
Milwaukee : 115
Miami : 109
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