Heat vs. Bucks - 1/27/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Bucks (22-22) at Miami Heat (20-24)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 7:30 pm (AmericanAirlines Arena)
The Line: Miami Heat -4.5 -- Over/Under: 184 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSWI, SUN
The Milwaukee Bucks and Miami Heat play Tuesday night at the AmericanAirlines Arena.
The Milwaukee Bucks have split their last 10 games and play their fifth road game of the month. On the season, the Bucks are averaging 98.2 points on 46.3 percent shooting and are allowing 97 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Brandon Knight is averaging 17.9 points and 5.1 assists while Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 11.4 points and 6.1 rebounds. O.J. Mayo is dishing 2.9 assists and Khris Middleton is shooting 46.2 percent from the field. The Milwaukee Bucks will continue to win games with their defense, which is allowing 40.7 percent shooting from the field and 31.5 percent shooting from deep in their last five games. The Bucks have won six of their last seven games SU when allowing less than 100 points.
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The Miami Heat have won five of their last eight games and are coming off a big upset over the Bulls. On the season, the Heat are averaging 92.9 points on 45.8 percent shooting and are allowing 96.2 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Dwyane Wade is averaging 21.7 points and 5.4 assists while Chris Bosh is averaging 21.2 points and 7.6 rebounds. Hassan Whiteside is grabbing 6.2 rebounds and Luol Deng is shooting 49.6 percent from the field. The Miami Heat have also turned up their defensive pressure, as they’re allowing just 39.6 percent shooting from the field and 27 percent shooting from downtown in their last five games. The Heat have allowed 94 or less points in five straight games, but have won just eight of their 20 wins on their home court.
The Bucks are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest and 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 road games. The Heat are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Bucks are 3-8 ATS in the last 11 meetings overall.
The Heat are a different team with Whiteside on the floor and are starting to find their stride by stringing some wins together. Miami now has to play better on its home court. I think that starts here with a win and a cover over the Bucks.