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(21-20) Miami Heat vs. Milwaukee Bucks (30-12)
Tuesday, January 15 finds the Miami Heat facing the. Milwaukee Bucks as they meet for the second time in the 2018-19 regular season. The Heat arrives on a mini two game win streak having beat the Celtics and Grizzlies this weekend. The Bucks bested the Hawks on Sunday recovering from a loss to the Wizards on Friday.
Miami has had the Bucks number in recent history with a sweep of the Bucks last season, took the initial game this year and hold a six game win streak over Milwaukee. The Heat hold the all-time record having bested the Bucks in 68 of their 109 matches.
The Heat got off to a slow 7-13 start to the season, but through their next 21 games compiled a 14-7 record including back to back wins this weekend versus the Celtics and Grizzlies.
Justise Winslow led the way in the win over Memphis with 26 points and continues to function as the make shift point guard with Goran Dragic out injured.
Josh Richardson added 14 points and 9 rebounds while Bam Adebayo playing in place of the injured Whiteside added a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds.
As is typical of Miami contributions come from the entire team and four reserve players chipped in with double-digit scoring: Tyler Johnson (14) Kelly Olynyk (13) Derrick Jones Jr. (11) and Dwyane Wade (10).
Hassan Whiteside didn’t play versus the Grizzlies but is expected to suit up for the Bucks game. Goran Dragic Dragic remains out following arthroscopic surgery to his right knee and is projected to return to action in mid-February.
It was a split decision this weekend for the Milwaukee Bucks who lost to the Wizards on Friday but rebounded to beat the Hawks on Sunday.
Washington has been playing better of late but without Giannis Antetokounmpo in the lineup the Bucks were an easier out.
With the star back in the lineup vs. the Hawks he led his team with 33 points along with four assists and six rebounds.
Khris Middleton produced a double-double of 17 points and 11 rebounds while three others scored in double digits. That trio included Eric Bledsoe (24), Malcolm Brogdon (14), and George Hill (11).
Rookie Donte DiVincenzo has missed four games with left bilateral heel bursitis but is listed as probable for Tuesday.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Heat are 8-2 in last 10 head to head contests
- Heat are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 head to head meetings
- The over-under is 5-5 in team’s last 10 head to head matchups
Free Miami Heat vs. Milwaukee Bucks NBA Prediction:
The Heat will try to grind this game to a slow pace while the Bucks will come at them in waves. Both clubs like to get up the 3-point shot but it’s the Heat who do it more successfully with the eighth best efficiency (35.8).
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Heat shock with upset
Can the Heat make it seven in a row? It’ll be a dog fight with whoever controls the pace and perimeter snagging victory.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Heat 107 – Bucks 103
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