Bucks vs. Heat Tuesday Prediction

Bucks vs. Heat, 12/29/20 NBA Fantasy News & Betting Predictions

The Bucks are off to a slow start in the new season, winning just once over their first three games and dropping their most recent contest to the Knicks. Will Milwaukee right the ship with a win and a cover as a 5.5-point favorite in Miami on Tuesday night versus the Heat at 7:30 p.m. ET?

Game Snapshot

561 Milwaukee Bucks (-5.5) at 562 Miami Heat (+5.5); o/u 222.5

7:30 p.m. ET, Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Venue: AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, FL

TV: TNT

Milwaukee Bucks DFS Spin

Brook Lopez struggled in 21 minutes on Sunday, scoring six points on 2-of-7 shooting with two rebounds, two blocks and one steal. The defensive stats salvage this line in 8-cat and 9-cat, but points-league managers are going home empty-handed. BroLo has yet to score double-digit points in three games this season, and he's also yet to grab more than four boards or hand out a single assist. You can't ask for a better trade opportunity for the unorthodox threes-and-blocks specialist.

Miami Heat DFS Spin

Jimmy Butler (ankle stiffness) is considered doubtful for Tuesday vs. the Bucks, coach Erik Spoelstra said. This isn't a big surprise after Butler sat out of the second half of Friday's game. This obviously improves the fantasy outlook for Goran Dragic and Tyler Herro in the short term, and Spoelstra indicated that Kendrick Nunn will get his chance too. "K-Nunn is a really good player," he said. "He's got a great knack for scoring and putting the ball in the basket."

Bucks vs. Heat Betting Prediction

The Bucks are 1-4 against the spread in their last five games versus the Heat and have failed to cover in seven of their last nine meetings in Miami. They’re also just 4-11 against the spread in their last 15 road games dating back to last season, are 2-6-1 against the number in their last nine games overall and have failed to cover in seven of their last nine road games versus an opponent that owns a winning home record at tip-off.

Meanwhile, the Heat are 5-1 against the spread in their last six home games, are 4-1 against the number in their last five games as an underdog and are 17-6 at the betting window in their last 23 games overall. Miami is also 41-19 against the spread in its last 60 games when playing on three or more days of rest.

NBA BETTING PREDICTION: MIAMI HEAT +5.5

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