Milwaukee Bucks vs Miami Heat Odds
AmericanAirlines Arena features an NBA battle between the host Miami Heat and the visiting Milwaukee Bucks in betting action on Wednesday.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Heat currently sports a record of 8-3, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 6-5 ATS. The Bucks are 6-3 and 4-5 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Heat post a 5-6 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Bucks have gone 5-4 against the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Heat sit at No. 4 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Bucks are at No. 19 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Heat will win this game 105-103.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Miami's No. 1-ranked offense, averaging 103.5 PPG, against a Bucks defense that ranks No. 17 at 97.9 PPG. The Heat field goal percentage has averaged 49.4% so far, more than the Bucks shooters have achieved on the year, 45.8% per game.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Bucks own the league's No. 11-rated mark, allowing 94.2 points per game when playing on the road. Miami, on the other hand, rates No. 1 in scoring on their home court.
In their last action, Milwaukee was a 102-98 loser on the road against the Bobcats. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (200) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Bucks got a terrific 31-point performance from Monta Ellis but Charlotte handed them a 102-98 defeat on Monday at Time Warner Cable Arena.
Miami won its last outing, a 97-88 result against the Suns on November 17. The Heat covered in that game as a 6.5-point favorite, while the 185 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Miami earned a 97-88 victory over Phoenix on Saturday, getting 24 points from Chris Bosh at US Airways Center.
Milwaukee Bucks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Chicago are 5-5
After playing Charlotte are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4
Miami Heat Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Cleveland are 8-2
After playing Phoenix are 7-3
After a win are 7-3
A few Bucks at Heat trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Milwaukee's last 8 games when playing on the road against Miami
Milwaukee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Miami
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Milwaukee's last 20 games on the road
Milwaukee is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games on the road
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Miami's last 8 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami's last 6 games at home
Miami is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games
Milwaukee home to Chicago, Saturday, November 24
Miami home to Cleveland, Saturday, November 24