The streaking Miami Heat (41-21) are out to sustain their hot start and strengthen their hold of the top spot in the Eastern Conference as they visit Milwaukee to take on the defending champion Bucks at the Fiserv Forum in Wisconsin on Wednesday. Miami is coming off a 112-99 victory over second-running Chicago on Monday to win their fourth-straight game and nine of their last 10 contests.
BEST ODDS TO BET ON:
- Underdogs: Heat +4.5 (-110)
- Heat vs. Bucks Over/Under: 227.5 points
Miami is coming into the game in a possible matchup of the Eastern Conference finals with an impressive 9-1 SU in their last 10 games, 6-0 SU in their last six contests on the road, and also 6-0 ATS in their last games that was played on a Wednesday.
The Bucks shook off back-to-back losses by beating the Charlotte Hornets, 130-106, on Monday but they have struggled of late by losing four of their last six matches. Milwaukee is 8-4 DSU in their last 12 games against a Southern Division opponent but is just 3-9 ATS in their 12 outings against a rival in the Eastern Conference.
The Heat may have to claim their fifth-straight win without starting point guard Kyle Lowrey (personal) and forward Markieff Morris, who is still nursing a neck injury. Miami is a 5.5-point favorite to win despite playing the road against the defending champions, according to DraftKings, but the Heat are 35-26-1 ATS and 37-25 O/U underall.
Final Predictions and Picks:
- Spread — 116 Miami Heat – 114 Milwaukee Bucks
- Over/Under — OVER 227.5 points
A look at Tuesday’s predictions:
Karl Anthonty Towns scored 39 points on 14-of-22 shooting while D’Angelo Russell had 22 points and seven assists to help the Minnesota Timberwolves (34-29) beat the Golden State Warriors (43-19), 129-114.
Jayson Tatum went off for 3 points along with eight rebounds and seven assists as the Boston Celtics (37-27) pulled off a 107-98 win over the Atlanta Hawks (29-32) to claim their 10th victory of their last 12 games.
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