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?Monday at 6:30 PM ET
Giannis Antetokounmpo will lead Milwaukee against Jimmy Butler and Miami on Monday.
Line: Milwaukee -6
Over/Under: 223Movement Analysis: The over/under stands at its initial figure, showing no major swings. Milwaukee has a record of 40-28 against the spread when listed as the favorite, while Miami is 9-15 against the spread as underdogs this year.
Antetokounmpo powers the attack, accounting for 24.9% of the Bucks total offense, while taking an average of 19.7 field goal attempts. Antetokounmpo is a force in the low block, he averages 2.2 offensive boards a contest and collects 26.3% of his team's rebounds. The Bucks offense is conducted by Antetokounmpo, who is responsible for 21.6% of all assists, while turning the ball over 3.7 times a game.
Milwaukee can win with a less-than-excellent scoring output, sporting a record of 22-15 when they fail to reach their 118.5 scoring average. Miami allows 108.7 a contest. 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 25-16. The Bucks can win with a less than excellent showing on the glass, sporting a record of 23-13 when they fail to reach their 51.6 rebounding average, Miami allows 42.2 boards per game.
Butler leads the attack, accounting for 17.8% of the Heat total offense, while taking an average of 13.1 shots per game. Adebayo is a force in the low block, he averages 2.4 offensive rebounds a game and collects 23% of his team's rebounds. The Heat offense is orchestrated by Butler, who is responsible for 23.2% of all assists, while turning the ball over 2.2 times a game.
Miami is a disappointing 14-20 when they fail to reach their scoring average. Milwaukee allows 108.5 a game. The Heat are 17-21 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 27-13 when they turnover the ball less than their season average of 13.9, Milwaukee opponent's average 13.6 turnovers a game.
Milwaukee : 116
Miami : 108
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