Bucks vs. Heat - 3/9/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Heat (37-26) at Milwaukee Bucks (26-38)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Bradley Center)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks +3 -- Over/Under: 203.5 See the Latest Odds
The Miami Heat and Milwaukee Bucks meet Wednesday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
The Miami Heat look to build on their solid five-game winning streak. The Miami Heat are averaging 98 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 96.9 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Dwyane Wade is averaging 19.3 points and 4.7 assists while Joe Johnson is averaging 14 points and 3.2 rebounds. Goran Dragic is dishing 5.6 assists and Hassan Whiteside is grabbing 11.7 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 32.5 percent from beyond the arc and 74 percent from the free throw line. The Heat are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat have won eight of their last 10 road games.
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The Milwaukee Bucks could use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 99.2 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 103.2 points on 45 percent shooting. Khris Middleton is averaging 18.5 points and four assists while Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 16.4 points and 7.6 rebounds. Greg Monroe is grabbing 9.5 rebounds and Jabari Parker is dishing 1.7 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75.4 percent from the free throw line. The Bucks are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.1 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have split their last 10 home games.
The Heat are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. NBA Central and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Bucks are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 Wednesday games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss. The Heat are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Milwaukee and 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings overall.
The Miami Heat will have no problem winning this game, as they're rolling with the addition of JJ, and Wade usually plays well in Milwaukee since its where he went to school. The Bucks continue to play lackluster basketball, and that won't fly against this hot Miami team.