Miami Heat vs. Milwaukee Bucks - 11/17/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Bucks (5-5) at Miami Heat (2-7)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 7:30 pm (American Airlines Arena)
The Line: Miami Heat -3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Milwaukee Bucks and Miami Heat meet Thursday night in NBA action at the American Airlines Arena.
The Milwaukee Bucks look for their second road victory of the season to get a game above a .500 record. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 103.9 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 102 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 21.3 points and 8.3 rebounds while Jabari Parker is averaging 19.1 points and 1.9 assists. Greg Monroe is the third double-digit scorer and Michael Beasley is grabbing 2.3 rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 80.1 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 30.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.2 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have lost three of their last four road games.
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The Miami Heat are desperate for a victory that would snap a tough six-game losing streak. The Miami Heat are averaging 94.4 points on 42.2 percent shooting and allowing 97.5 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Hassan Whiteside is averaging 18.2 points and 15.9 rebounds while Goran Dragic is averaging 16.3 points and 5.9 assists. Tyler Johnson is the third double-digit scorer and Justise Winslow is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat have lost three straight home games.
The Bucks are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest and 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The Heat are 13-6 ATS in their last 19 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Central. The Bucks are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the under is 11-4-2 in the last 17 meetings.
Even with the Bucks playing last night and not being the most consistent team in the world, the Miami Heat are awful and are even worse with Winslow and Dragic possibly out of the lineup again. I can't back the Heat and the chalk here. The Bucks and the free points is the only logical bet given the Heat's injuries and current play.