Heat vs. Bucks Spread Prediction
The Miami Heat are catching 8.5 points in Milwaukee tonight as a road underdog to the Bucks at 8:00 p.m. ET. Even though the Bucks have won eight of their last 10 games, is there value in a Miami squad that has played relatively well on the road this season?
8:00 p.m. ET, Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Bucks are 8.5-point favorites o beat the Heat. As of this writing, 57% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Bucks to cover the point spread.
Miami Heat Fantasy Spin
Hassan Whiteside (illness) is not being listed on the injury report for Tuesday's game in Milwaukee. Whiteside sat out Sunday's game due to an illness, but he got in a full practice on Monday, so he should be able to get back out there for Tuesday's game. Bam Adebayo will return to the second unit with Whiteside active, and his value will take a substantial hit. Check back for official confirmation on Whiteside's status following Tuesday's shootaround.
Milwaukee Bucks Fantasy Spin
Giannis Antetokounmpo (hip, quad) is considered to be probable for Tuesday's game vs. the Heat due to left quadriceps soreness and a right hip contusion. Antetokounmpo was listed as probable ahead of Sunday's game vs. the Hawks, and all he did was put up a line of 33 points, six rebounds, four assists, three steals and one blocked shot. The ailments did sideline the MVP candidate for Milwaukee's loss to the Wizards last Friday, the third game that he's missed this season. .
NBA Betting Trends
The Heat are 13-5 against the spread in their last 18 games overall and have covered in six of their last eight conference games.
The Bucks have covered the spread in nine of their last 11 games when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
I expect Miami to give Milwaukee a game tonight. The Heat are a perfect 6-0 at the betting window in their last six games versus the Bucks and have covered the spread in nine of their last 11 road games. They’ve also been strong following two days of rest, covering six straight times in that situation. They’re 5-1 against the number in their last six games when playing an opponent with a winning record as well, while the Bucks are just 6-17 ATS in their last 23 games after scoring more than 125 points in their previous contest.
Tuesday NBA Prediction: Miami Heat +8.5