Heat at Bucks - 1/29/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Heat (25-21) at Milwaukee Bucks (20-27)
NBA Basketball: Friday, January 29, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Bradley Center)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: SUN, FSWI
The Miami Heat and Milwaukee Bucks square off Friday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
The Miami Heat need a victory after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Miami Heat are averaging 95.5 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 95.6 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Chris Bosh is averaging 19.2 points and 7.6 rebounds while Dwyane Wade is averaging 18.7 points and 4.6 assists. Gerald Green is dishing one assist and Luol Deng is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 32.7 percent from beyond the arc and 73.8 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.7 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat have lost six of their last nine road games. Goran Dragic and Hassan Whiteside are questionable.
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The Milwaukee Bucks look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 98.3 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 103 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Khris Middleton is averaging 17.9 points and four assists while Greg Monroe is averaging 16.2 points and 9.8 rebounds. Giannis Antetokounmpo is grabbing 7.2 rebounds and Michael Carter-Williams is dishing 5.6 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 75.8 percent from the free throw line. The Bucks are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 75.8 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks won four straight home games.
The Heat are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest and 7-20 ATS in their last 27 vs. NBA Central. The Bucks are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 home games and 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games playing on 0 days rest. The Heat are 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Heat are getting healthier, and a healthy Miami team is far more talented than a Bucks squad that's been hit or miss all season. Give me Miami and the small chalk.