Miami Heat vs. Milwaukee Bucks - 1/19/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Bucks (18-25) at Miami Heat (23-18)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 7:30 pm (AmericanAirlines Arena)
The Line: Miami Heat -5.5 -- Over/Under: 192.5 See the Latest Odds
The Milwaukee Bucks pay a visit to the Miami Heat tonight at the AmericanAirlines Arena.
The Bucks have won three of their last four and will be gunning for a third straight win tonight after beating the Hornets by 105-92 on Saturday. Khris Middleton led the scoring with a game-high 24 points on 11 of 16 shooting, Greg Monroe added 19 points while Jabari Parker had 15 points as the Bucks recovered from a slow start that saw them fall behind by 12 points in the first quarter. With the win, Milwaukee improves to 18-25 on the season overall and 6-18 on the road where they had lost three straight before Saturday.
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Meanwhile, the Heat are returning home from a disappointing 2-4 road trip which was capped with a 99-74 blowout loss at Oklahoma City. Dwyane Wade led hte scoring with 22 points while Tyler Johnson filled in for the injured Goran Dragic and finished with 18 points, but while the Heat battled in the first half, they just couldn't match it with the Thunder in the second half where they were outscored by 55-32. Dragic has missed the team's last three games and is expected to be sidelined for at least another two games which means more playing time for Beno Udrih and Tyler Johnson at the point guard position.
In ATS trends, the Bucks are 4-0 ATS in their last four games overall and 5-2 ATS in their last seven road games, while the Heat are 4-1 ATS in their last five games following a loss and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games against a team with a losing record.
Head to head, the Bucks are 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings overall and the under is 11-4-1 in the last 16 meetings in Miami.
The Heat will want to make up for their poor showing in their last outing, but the Bucks have stumbled upon a bit of good form so I'm taking them to cause the minor upset against the Heat tonight.