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(30-23) Milwaukee Bucks vs. Miami Heat (29-26)
Date: Friday February 9th
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, Florida
NBA Moneyline Odds: Heat -118
NBA Betting Odds: Heat -1.5
NBA Betting Total: 199
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The Milwaukee Bucks are fighting to stay in the upper half of the Eastern Conference playoff discussion this season. Milwaukee is riding a two game road win streak right now. The Miami Heat are also in the same situation as the Bucks. Miami has dropped five in a row, and don’t look like a playoff type team currently.
The last time the the Bucks and Heat took the court against each other, was last month. The two teams faced each other twice, with the Heat winning both matchups.
The Milwaukee Bucks are playing like a re-energized team. The addition of Jabari Parker, has made a difference with Milwaukee. The Bucks have won three straight, but beat the Knicks twice and the Nets once. Not too impressive, but wins are wins.
Since his return, Parker is averaging 11 points in 17 minutes per game. The team is 3-0 since his cmeback. If Parker can get back to his old self, the Bucks can be dangerous during the playoffs. Also, Eric Bledsoe’s elevated play has given teams problems on both sides of the court.
Aside from Parker’s return, the play of Khris Middelton and Eric Bledsoe, Giannis Antetokounmpo is still the best player on the roster. The “Greek Freak” has been playing at an MVP level. He is averaging 27.9 points and 10.4 rebounds per game this season.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Bucks are allowing 104.6 points per game this season. Good enough to rank them 11th in points allowed this year. If the Bucks can elevate their defensive play to a top 8 level, the Bucks will be a sleeper in the East.
I know the Bucks recently beat two of the worst teams in the NBA, so tonight’s road test will be their biggest since Jabari Parker’s return.
The Miami Heat are one of the more surprising teams in the NBA this year. Nobody thought Miami could be a serious playoff contender. Critics were wrong, including myself. The Heat are still three games above .500, despite playing terrible their last five games. Miami has dropped five in a row, and recently lost at home to the Rockets, 109-101.
Despite being losers of five straight, the losses were against four playoff teams if the season ended today. In their recent home loss, the Heat played well against Houston. Miami shot 44.3 percent from the floor and 40 percent from three in the eight point loss. Goran Dragic dropped 30 points on 11 of 17 shooting from the floor, despite the loss.
Head coach Eric Spoelstra has performed like an early coach of the year. He has the Heat playing motivated, and with confidence. The Heat are one of the best defensive teams in the NBA this season. Miami is allowing 101.4 points per game this year. Good enough for third in the league this year.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 7-1 in MIL last 8 games as an underdog.
- Under is 16-5 in MIL last 21 overall.
- MIL are 3-9-2 ATS in their last 14 Fri. games.
- MIA are 6-21-3 ATS in their last 30 home games.
- Under is 21-6 in MIA last 27 Fri. games.
Free Milwaukee Bucks vs. Miami Heat NBA Prediction:
The Bucks are going to have to play at a higher level as they face the Heat at AmericanAirlines Center. Look for the Bucks to be tested on the road. Parker could play more minutes in this one.
The Heat have been struggling, but recently acquired Heat great, Dwayne Wade yesterday from the Cavaliers. Expect the crowd to be injected with new life after his return.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Heat -1.5
The Bucks are a solid team, but will take a loss tonight on the road. Take the Heat to cover at home for the close win.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Heat 109 – Bucks 105
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