Bucks vs. Heat Prediction
Eastern Conference rivals will meet in Miami on Wednesday night where the Heat will host the Bucks at 7:30 p.m. ET. With the Bucks laying 5.5 points as a road favorite and the total sitting at 214.5, what’s the best play when it comes to this matchup?
511 Milwaukee Bucks (-5.5) at 512 Miami Heat (+5.5); o/u 214.5
7:30 p.m. ET, Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Venue: FTX Arena, Miami, FL
Milwaukee Bucks DFS Notes
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 27 points on 9-of-19 shooting (3-of-3 from deep, 6-of-7 from the line), to go along with 12 rebounds, two assists, and a block during Monday night's victory over the Cavaliers. Giannis may not be the best shooter on the team, but he was the only Milwaukee Buck to make all of his 3-pointers. That speaks more to his improved dominance than him being a better shooter than Khris Middleton or Pat Connaughton, but it’s definitely nice to see that continued improvement on his jumper.
Miami Heat DFS Notes
Jimmy Butler (tailbone) will not suit up in Wednesday's game vs. the Bucks. Butler returned from a four-game absence on Monday, but then aggravated his tailbone injury, so he’ll find himself back on the sidelines tomorrow night and it’s possible he could miss some more games. Tyler Herro and Kyle Lowry will be asked to step it up on offense with both Butler and Bam Adebayo (thumb) on the sidelines, and there will be more opportunity for Caleb Martin.
Bucks vs. Heat NBA Betting Prediction
The Bucks are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games versus the Heat, are 6-1 against the number in their last seven games as a road favorite and are 5-2 at the betting window in their last seven games as a favorite. On the other side, the Heat are 1-4 against the spread in their last five games overall, are 2-5 against the number in their last seven games as a home underdog and are 1-4 ATS in their last five games after allowing 100 points or more in their previous contest.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: MILWAUKEE BUCKS -5.5