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NBA betting : Milwaukee at Miami

The Miami Heat have won four in a row against the Milwaukee Bucks and look to extend that streak to five Wednesday night when the Bucks visit the Heat at American Airlines Arena.

When the Heat and Bucks last squared off in January Miami came away with a 101-95 overtime win as a 7-point road favorite. LeBron James led Miami with 26 points and 10 rebounds, while Chris Douglas-Roberts netted a game-high 30 points for the Bucks. After failing to cover the spread the Heat dropped to 3-4 ATS in their last seven versus the Bucks.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Heat - Bucks odds would favor the Heat if the lines were set according to power ranks. Miami is rated No. 3 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Bucks sit at No. 15. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 103-94 win for the Heat.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Miami's No. 9-rated squad against Milwaukee's No. 17-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Miami rates No. 11 in the league with 6.6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 19 with 5.9 per outing.

Defensively, the Bucks feature the league's No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 94.8 points per game. Miami, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Milwaukee was a 78-72 loser on the road against the Magic. They covered the 8–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (150) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Milwaukee got 18 points from Drew Gooden but lost anyway 78-72 against the Magic on Tuesday at Amway Center.

In their last action, Miami was a 108-94 winner on the road against the Nets. They covered the 10.5–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (202) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Miami got 31 points from LeBron James en route to a 108-94 victory over New Jersey on Sunday at Prudential Center.

Milwaukee Bucks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Detroit are 3-7
After playing Orlando are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

Miami Heat Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Charlotte are 6-4
After playing New Jersey are 5-5
After a win are 8-2


A few Bucks at Heat trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 6 games when playing on the road against Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Milwaukee's last 8 games when playing Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Milwaukee's last 13 games on the road
Miami is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Miami is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami's last 6 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
Miami is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Milwaukee

Next up:
Milwaukee at Detroit, Friday, April 8
Miami home to Charlotte, Friday, April 8

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