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?Wednesday at 6:30 PM ET
Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat will cross paths with Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday.
Line: Milwaukee -4.5
Over/Under: 221.5Movement Analysis: The total is holding at its opening figure, indicating no major change. Milwaukee has a record of 40-29 against the spread when playing as the favorite, while Miami is 10-15 against the spread as underdogs this season.
Antetokounmpo is a major contributor, responsible for 24.8% of the Bucks total offense, while taking an average of 19.6 field goal attempts. Antetokounmpo is a force down low, he averages 2.2 offensive boards a contest and collects 26.5% of his team's rebounds. The Bucks offense is orchestrated by Antetokounmpo, who is responsible for 21.6% 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 22-16 when they fail to reach their 118.3 scoring average. Miami allows 108.6 per 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 25-16. The Bucks can win with a less than excellent showing on the glass, sporting a record of 23-14 when they fail to reach their 51.4 rebounding average, Miami allows 42.1 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 player to keep an eye on, he averages 2.4 offensive rebounds a game and records 22.9% of his team's rebounds. The Heat offense is run by Butler, who accounts for 23.3% of all assists, while turning the ball over 2.2 times a contest.
Miami is just 14-20 when they fail to reach their scoring average. Milwaukee allows 108.6 a game. The Heat are 17-21 when they shoot below their 38% season average from three. The Bucks allow opponents to shoot 36%. The Bucks give up 45.6 rebounds per game, Miami hopes to capitalize, going 29-10 when they collect over their average of 44.4.
Milwaukee : 115
Miami : 109
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