Milwaukee Bucks vs. Miami Heat Prediction, NBA Odds

Jordan Ramsay | Updated Dec 08, 2021

The surging Bucks and injury-riddled Heat will meet for the second time in a week when Milwaukee travels to Miami on Wednesday. The Bucks downed Miami 124-102 in Milwaukee on Dec. 4.

Milwaukee
51-31
AT
December 08, 2021, 7:30 PM ET
American Airlines Arena
Miami
53-29
Pointspread -6.5 -115
Moneyline -275
Over / Under o +217.5

79%

Betting Action

21%

Pointspread +6.5 -105
Moneyline +225
Over / Under u +217.5

79%

Betting Action

21%

Two of the top teams in the NBA’s Eastern Conference are set to go head-to-head Wednesday night as the Milwaukee Bucks travel to Miami to face the Heat.  Milwaukee downed Cleveland 112-104 on Monday for their second straight win, while the Heat went in the opposite direction, falling 105-90 to Memphis for their second straight loss.

The Bucks are 6.5-point favourites to win on the NBA odds, with a total of 217.0.

Bucks vs. Heat NBA Betting Odds

These teams are set to meet for the third time this season.  Miami blew out the Bucks 137-95 in October.  Milwaukee won the most recent meeting, 124-102 last Saturday.  The Over has hit in the last three games of this all-time head-to-head series.  There’s almost no faith in Miami for this one as about 90 per cent of Sports Interaction bettors are taking Milwaukee.  Just under 70 per cent of action is taking the Under.

The Bucks have been on a heater lately, picking up just one loss over their last 11 games.  They’re 11-14 against the spread this season and they’ve covered in four of their last five games against the Heat.  The total has gone Over in five of Milwaukee’s last six games.

After a strong start to the year, Miami has hit a rut and dropped four of their last five games.  They’re 14-11 ATS overall, but have failed to cover in four of their last five games.  The total has gone Over in five of the Heat’s last seven games overall and four of their last six at home.

Milwaukee Bucks

Giannis Antetokounmpo was once again the hero on Monday, dropping a game-high 27 points on his 27th birthday and also added 12 rebounds.  Antetokounmpo, who missed the previous two games with a calf injury, is third in league scoring with 27.6 points per game.  He also averages team-highs in rebounds (11.8) and blocks (1.7).  Khris Middleton added 21 points and eight assists on Monday, while Jrue Holiday finished with 20 points, seven rebounds and eight assists.  Milwaukee is undefeated this season with Antetokounmpo, Middleton and Holiday in the lineup.

Donte DiVincenzo is nearing a return after tearing an ankle ligament in the first round of the playoffs last season, although he’s not yet ready to play on Wednesday.  There’s been no word on George Hill‘s status.  Hill has missed the last two games with a minor knee injury.

Miami Heat

Miami was dealt a tough blow with the news that Jimmy Butler reaggravated a tailbone injury in Monday’s loss and won’t be available against Milwaukee.  Butler had missed the previous four games with a bruised tailbone before a hard fall forced him out of the game on Monday.  It’s a big loss for the Heat, as Butler averages team-highs in points per game (22.8) and steals (2.2).

Tyler Herro and former Toronto Raptor Kyle Lowry will be leaned on heavily with Butler out of the lineup.  Herro is averaging 21.8 ppg, while Lowry is averaging 13.0 ppg and a team-high 7.6 assists.  Miami will also be without Markieff Morris (neck) and Bam Adebayo (thumb).

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