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Milwaukee BucksMiami Heat
Jan 22, 6:00 PM | AmericanAirlines Arena

Milwaukee Bucks vs Miami Heat Odds

5-9TEAM RECORD11-4

Miami will look to improve on its 11-4 record on Sunday when they host Milwaukee in NBA odds action at AmericanAirlines Arena.

The Heat currently sports a record of 11-4, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 8-7 ATS. The Bucks are 5-9 and 5-9 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Heat post a 10-5 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Bucks have gone 6-7-1 against the number.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Heat, currently No. 9 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Bucks, who rate No. 26 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 107-95 victory for the Heat.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Miami's No. 1-ranked offense (107 PPG) against a Bucks defense that ranks No. 18 at 95.4 PPG. The Heat have averaged 49.4% from the field per game, more than the Bucks have managed so far this season (43.4% on average).

Defensively, the Bucks feature the league's No. 15-rated defense on the road, allowing 95.3 points per game. Miami, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 in the league in scoring at home.

The Bucks were a 100-86 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Knicks. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (186) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Bucks got a 36-point performance from Brandon Jennings as Milwaukee handed New York a 100-86 defeat on Friday at Madison Square Garden.

Miami won its last outing, a 113-92 result against the 76ers on January 21. The Heat covered in that game as a 7-point favorite, while the 205 combined points took the game OVER the total. Miami cruised to victory on Saturday, running Philadelphia out of the gym and running up a 113-92 score at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Milwaukee Bucks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing New York are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

Miami Heat Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Cleveland are 8-2
After playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

A few Bucks at Heat trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Milwaukee's last 7 games when playing on the road against Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Milwaukee's last 9 games when playing Miami
Milwaukee is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Miami
Miami is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Miami's last 7 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
Miami is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Miami's last 9 games

Next up:
Milwaukee home to Atlanta, Monday, January 23
Miami home to Cleveland, Tuesday, January 24

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