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Milwaukee BucksMiami Heat
14-60April 02, 2014, 07:30 | AmericanAirlines Arena51-22

The Heat hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Wednesday as the Bucks pay a visit to AmericanAirlines Arena in NBA betting action.

The Bucks will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 33-39-2 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Heat are 36-36-1 ATS. Milwaukee is 41-33 against the total, while Miami is 39-34 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). View Milwaukee Bucks vs Miami Heat Odds and Stats.

According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 11-rated Heat and the No. 25-rated Bucks in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 97-85 win for the Heat on Wednesday.

In their last action, Milwaukee was a 116-111 loser on the road against the Pistons. They covered the 7-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (227) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Milwaukee got 25 points from Brandon Knight en route to a 116-111 loss against Detroit on Monday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

The Heat were a 93-83 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Raptors. They covered the 6-point spread as favorites, while the total score (176) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Raptors were burned for 32 points by LeBron James on Monday as the Heat picked up a 93-83 win at AmericanAirlines Arena.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Miami's No. 30-rated squad against Milwaukee's No. 23-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Miami rates No. 16 in the league with 7.97 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 20 with 6.93 per outing.

A few Bucks at Heat trends to consider:
Milwaukee is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Milwaukee's last 23 games
Milwaukee is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Milwaukee is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Miami is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Miami is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami's last 5 games
Miami is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games at home

Next up:
Milwaukee at Chicago, Friday, April 4th
Miami home to Minnesota, Friday, April 4th