Milwaukee Bucks vs. Miami Heat - 1/17/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Miami Heat - 1/17/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by USA TODAY Sports

Miami Heat (25-18) at Milwaukee Bucks (23-20)

NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 8:00 pm (Bradley Center)

The Line: Milwaukee Bucks -4 -- Over/Under: 205 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Miami Heat and Milwaukee Bucks meet Wednesday in NBA action at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

The Miami Heat look to avoid back-to-back losses for the first time since December 3-6. The Miami Heat are averaging 101.1 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 101.8 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Goran Dragic is averaging 17.3 points and 4.9 assists while Hassan Whiteside is averaging 13.8 points and 11.6 rebounds. Josh Richardson is the third double-digit scorer and Wayne Ellington is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 76.8 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.8 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat have won seven of their last nine road games.

The Milwaukee Bucks need another victory after splitting their last eight games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 105 points on 48.1 percent shooting and allowing 105.9 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 28.3 points and 10.1 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 19.9 points and 4.2 assists. Eric Bledsoe is the third double-digit scorer and Malcolm Brogdon is dishing 3.4 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 38 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.7 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have won five of their last eight home games.

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The Heat are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, 18-8 ATS in their last 26 Wednesday games and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 vs. Eastern Conference. The Bucks are 18-37-2 ATS in their last 57 games playing on 1 days rest, 5-12-3 ATS in their last 20 vs. Eastern Conference and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Heat are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings, the home team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the under is 14-6-2 in the last 22 meetings.

The Miami Heat just beat the Bucks rather easily a few days ago, and they've now won five of the last seven meetings against them overall. The Heat are quietly playing reall good basketball right now in which they're allowing just 42.8 percent shooting in their last five games, and the Bucks are only outscoring teams by 0.1 points at home this season. The Heat are 11-8 ATS when an underdog by less than six points and the Bucks have failed to cover four of their last five games. Give me the points.

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Randy’s Pick Miami Heat +4

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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