Bucks vs. Heat Spread Prediction
The red-hot Milwaukee Bucks will take on a Miami Heat team that is battling for a playoff spot in the East. Will the Bucks cover yet again as a road favorite or will the Heat give Milwaukee a game?
8:00 p.m. ET, Friday, March 15, 2019
American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Bucks are 5-point favorites to beat the Heat. The total, meanwhile, sits at 219.5 points and as of this writing, 66% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Bucks to cover the point spread.
Milwaukee Bucks Fantasy Spin
Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 24 points on 7-of-13 from the field and 10-of-10 from the line in Tuesday's 130-113 win over the Pelicans. He did all his damage in 26 minutes, adding nine rebounds, five assists and six turnovers. Don't worry about the low minutes, as Giannis got into a bit of foul trouble before taking over the fourth quarter with 10 of his 24 points. The Bucks have a 3.0 game cushion over the Raptors at the top of the East, increasing the chances of some late-season rest for Giannis since his knee has bothered him at times.
Miami Heat Fantasy Spin
Hassan Whiteside dominated in his 20 minutes against the Pistons during a 108-74 win on Wednesday, scoring 13 points with 11 rebounds, one assist and one block. It's a huge win for the Heat to get them just two games behind the Pistons for the No. 7 seed while they also get a two-game lead over the No. 9 Magic with Orlando's loss in Washington today. As for Whiteside, he has found his groove in the second unit, averaging 12.5 points, 11.0 boards, 1.3 blocks and 0.8 turnovers in just 20.3 minutes per game over his last four. He should be owned in standard leagues.
NBA Betting Trends
The Bucks are 19-6-2 against the spread in their last 27 games versus the rest of the Eastern Conference.
The Heat are 1-4 against the number in their last five home games when facing an opponent with a winning road record.
The Bucks have really struggled in this series, failing to cover in six of the previous seven meetings between these two teams and posting a 0-5 ATS record in their last five trips to Miami. The home team has also cashed in eight of the previous 10 meetings between these two teams, while the Heat are 6-2 at the betting window in their last eight games.
Friday NBA Prediction: Miami Heat +5