Milwaukee Bucks (22-19) at Miami Heat (24-17)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 1:00 pm (American Airlines Arena)
The Line: Miami Heat -3 -- Over/Under: 206 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Milwaukee Bucks and Miami Heat meet Sunday in NBA action at the American Airlines Arena.
The Milwaukee Bucks look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 105.7 points on 48.5 percent shooting and allowing 106.4 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 28.5 points and 9.9 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 20 points and 4.3 assists. Eric Bledsoe is the third double-digit scorer and Malcolm Brogdon is dishing 3.4 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 76.7 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 38.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.5 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have lost six of their last eight road games.
The Miami Heat look for a statement win to build on their six-game winning streak. The Miami Heat are averaging 101 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 102 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Goran Dragic is averaging 17 points and 4.9 assists while Hassan Whiteside is averaging 14 points and 11.8 rebounds. Josh Richardson is the third double-digit scorer and Tyler Johnson is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 76.6 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.6 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat have won six of their last eight home games.
The Bucks are 9-23 ATS in their last 32 Sunday games, 4-11-3 ATS in their last 18 vs. Eastern Conference and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Heat are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 6-19-2 ATS in their last 27 home games. The home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings, the underdog is 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings and the under is 13-6-2 in the last 21 meetings.
The Milwaukee Bucks haven't been good on the road this season, as they've lost six of their last eight and are being outscored by 1.6 points overall. The Miami Heat have quietly been one of the hotter teams in the league recently, as they haven't lost yet in the new year and are playing with the type of confidence that inspired a 30-11 run in the second half last season. The Heat could very well be a team to watch for down the stretch. I'll lay the bucket here.