Miami Heat vs. Milwaukee Bucks - 3/2/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Milwaukee Bucks (52-8) at Miami Heat (38-22)
NBA Basketball: Monday, March 2, 2020 at 7:30 pm (AmericanAirlines Arena)
The Line: Miami Heat +1.5 -- Over/Under:
TV: NBAtv, SUN, FSWI
The Milwaukee Bucks and Miami Heat meet Monday in NBA action at the AmericanAirlines Arena.
The Milwaukee Bucks look for a win to build on their six-game winning streak. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 120 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 107.2 points on 41.1 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 29.7 points and 13.7 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 21.1 points and 6.3 rebounds. Eric Bledsoe is the third double-digit scorer and Brook Lopez is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74.1 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 52 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have won four straight road games.
The Miami Heat look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Miami Heat are averaging 112.8 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 109.5 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 20.5 points and 6.8 rebounds while Goran Dragic is averaging 16.3 points and 5.1 assists. Bam Adebayo is the third double-digit scorer and Kendrick Nunn is dishing 3.5 assists. The Miami Heat are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 77.9 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.8 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat have won four of their last five home games.
The Bucks are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Miami and 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings. The under is 18-7-1 in the last 26 meetings in Miami and 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Milwaukee Bucks have been the most consistent team in the league and don't get these sort of spreads often, so it's probably a good idea to take advantage of it while you can. However, the Miami Heat have the rest advantage in this contest, and they've been one of the better home teams in the league where they win by an average of 10 points and are 19-9-1 against the spread. The Heat also beat the Bucks on the road earlier this year without Jimmy Butler. Give me the Heat and the free bucket based on their home dominance.