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Milwaukee Bucks vs. Miami Heat - 1/15/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Miami Heat at Milwaukee Bucks
Date & Time Tuesday January 15, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
Fiserv Forum
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
The Line
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks -8 -- Over/Under:
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The Miami Heat and Milwaukee Bucks meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Fiserv Forum.

The Miami Heat look for a statement victory after winning 10 of their last 14 games. The Miami Heat are averaging 106.7 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 105.6 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Josh Richardson is averaging 18 points and 3.9 assists while Dwyane Wade is averaging 13.9 points and 3.9 assists. Hassan Whiteside is the third double-digit scorer and Justise Winslow is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 69.3 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.1 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat have won six of their last nine road games.

The Milwaukee Bucks look to keep the ball rolling after winning 12 of their last 15 games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 117.6 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 108.3 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 26.7 points and 12.6 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 17.8 points and 4.1 assists. Malcolm Brogdon is the third double-digit scorer and Eric Bledsoe is dishing 5.7 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 76.3 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 49 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have won seven of their last eight home games.

The Heat are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 2 days rest, 9-2 ATS in their last 11 road games and 13-5 ATS in their last 18 games overall. The Bucks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. Eastern Conference and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Heat are 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The over is 4-1 in Bucks last 5 home games. The over is 8-2 in Heat last 10 overall.

The Miami Heat have won six straight meetings against the Milwaukee Bucks and eight of the last 10 meetings overall. That includes a seven point victory in late December when they were two point underdogs. While the Milwaukee Bucks have been highly impressive and have been covering games often, the history has to count for something, and that's not even factoring in the Heat's improved play these last few weeks and the fact they're about as healthy as they've been this season. The Heat are also 11-3 ATS this season when an underdog of at least three points. There's enough here for me to side with the Heat and the free buckets.

Miami Heat +8

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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