Bucks vs. Heat Game 4 Prediction
The total for Saturday afternoon’s Game 4 matchup between the Bucks and Heat opened at 223.5 but has been bet down to 221.5. Is the under the best bet when it comes to this 1:30 p.m. ET matchup?
571 Milwaukee Bucks (-4.5) at 572 Miami Heat (+4.5); o/u 221.5
1:30 p.m. ET, Friday, May 28, 2021
Venue: AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, FL
Milwaukee Bucks DFS Notes
Giannis Antetokounmpo (left groin soreness) is probable for Game 4 vs. the Heat on Saturday. It's an elimination game with Milwaukee aiming for a first-round sweep vs. the team that eliminated them last season. It sounds like a minor issue and a sweep would give Milwaukee extra time to rest up. With or without Giannis, they'll be short-handed on Saturday with the unfortunate news that Donte DiVincenzo (left foot) is done for the season.
Miami Heat DFS Notes
Jimmy Butler scored 19 points on 7-of-17 shooting (2-4 3PT), and added eight rebounds, six assists, and one steal in Thursday's 113-84 Game 3 loss to Milwaukee. The Heat entered halftime trailing by 13 and had it not been for Butler, it would have been a lot worse. Butler in the first half, had 16 points on 6-of-12 shooting, while the rest of the Heat were a combined 8-of-33 from the floor. Unfortunately, it didn’t get any better from there. Butler scored just three points in the second half and the Heat only had two other players, Bam Adebayo and Nemanja Bjelica, score in double figures for the entire game. They are going to need more offensive production from their other core guys if they are going to avoid being swept from the playoffs on Saturday.
Bucks vs. Heat Game 4 Playoffs Prediction
The under is 21-7-1 in the last 29 meetings between these two teams in Miami and is 4-1 in the last five meetings between these two teams. The under is also 5-0 in the Bucks’ last five road games versus a team with a winning home record and is 4-1 in their last five games versus an opponent with a winning record. On the other side, the under is 7-2 in the Heat’s last nine conference quarterfinals games and is 5-2 in their last seven playoff games as an underdog.
NBA PLAYOFFS PREDICTION: BUCKS/HEAT UNDER 221.5