NBA Betting: Heat seek home payout
The Miami Heat have won eight of their first 11 games of the season, but they're only 6-5 ATS on the NBA betting odds at the sportsbooks as they get set to host the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night.
The Heat and the Bucks will be meeting for the first time this season on Wednesday night, with Miami rolling to a 114-96 road win as a 6-point favorite when the teams last battled back in February in Milwaukee.
That, however, was Miami's first win over Milwaukee in their last four meetings, and the Heat are only 4-6 ATS over their past 10 matchups with the Bucks dating back to early 2010. The OVER/UNDER went 4-6 for totals bettors at Bovada in those 10 games.
Heat guard Dwyane Wade, who has been out of action with a foot injury, is listed as day-to-day for this week but has been a full participant in practice. The Bucks enter Wednesday's matchup at 6-3 SU and 4-5 ATS on the season.
There are 14 games in total around the NBA on Wednesday night, as the league prepares to take a day off on Thursday for Thanksgiving in the United States.
That slate also includes San Antonio at Boston, with the Celtics sitting at 6-5 SU but just 3-6-2 ATS on the season, and the Spurs at 8-3 SU and a more lucrative 6-4-1 ATS for NBA bettors at sportsbooks like Bovada.
The Celtics are just 1-2-1 ATS over their past four games against the Spurs, losing 87-86 at home to San Antonio as a 1-point underdog when the teams last met back in April.
The rest of the NBA betting action on Wednesday has Toronto at Charlotte, Philadelphia at Cleveland, Detroit at Orlando, New Orleans at Indiana, Washington at Atlanta, Chicago at Houston, Denver at Minnesota, New York at Dallas, Portland at Phoenix, the Lakers at Sacramento, Brooklyn at Golden State, and the Clippers at Oklahoma City.
The Clippers have been a top NBA betting option at Bovada so far this season, as they're 8-2 both SU and ATS through 10 games. Oklahoma City sits at 8-3 SU, and they're 5-4-2 ATS heading into their Wednesday matchup against Los Angeles.
Los Angeles is 6-4 SU and 7-3 ATS over its past 10 games against Kevin Durant and the Thunder, with the OVER paying out for totals bettors at the sportsbooks in six of those 10 matchups.