Bucks vs. Heat - 3/24/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Heat (32-37) at Milwaukee Bucks (34-36)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Bradley Center)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks 0 -- Over/Under: 196 See the Latest Odds
TV: SUN, FSWI
The Miami Heat and Milwaukee Bucks play Tuesday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
The Miami Heat look to stay hot after winning five of their last eight games. On the season, the Heat are averaging 94.8 points on 45.8 percent shooting and are allowing 97 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Dwyane Wade is averaging 21.6 points and 5.2 assists while Goran Dragic is averaging 16.7 points and 5.5 assists. Luol Deng is shooting 48.7 percent from the field and Hassan Whiteside is grabbing 9.8 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 49 percent from the field in their last five games but must start playing consistent ball. The Heat seem to be picking their spots to play motivated, as they one minute look like a sleeper playoff team, and then the next lay an egg. The Heat have lost four straight road games.
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The Milwaukee Bucks look to snap a six-game losing streak. On the season, the Bucks are averaging 97.8 points on 45.8 percent shooting and are allowing 97.5 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Michael Carter-Williams is averaging 14.5 points and 5.5 assists while Khris Middleton is averaging 13.1 points and 4.5 rebounds. Ersan Ilyasova is grabbing 4.7 rebounds and Jerryd Bayless is dishing three assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting just 43.3 percent in their last five games and are in danger of falling out of the sixth seed in the East. The Bucks are 4-13 SU since trading Brandon Knight to the Phoenix Suns. Needless to say, the Bucks need this win to kind of stop the bleeding.
The Heat are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 16-5-2 ATS in their last 23 games following a ATS loss. The Bucks are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss. The Heat are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Milwaukee.
In a pick em game, I usually side with the home team. However, the Bucks have been flat out awful since getting rid of Knight, and the Heat seem to be playingwith a sense of urgency in hopes of locking up a playoff spot. I like Miami to get the job done here.