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Miami Heat vs. Milwaukee Bucks Top Eastern Contenders Betting Odds and Analysis

August 5th, 2020 NBA Basketball, Sportsbook

At the onset of the NBA, the restart was the Bucks favored to win the Eastern Conference. Nobody else was even close to the NBA lines. Those shopping for a sleeper are considering Miami. While Heat is not the most talented team they work hard. Miami has enough of a roster to take anyone on a given day. What they lack is an impact player. Milwaukee has no such problem. Namely, Giannis Antetokounmpo is NBA Most Valuable Player material. Few teams can match the Bucks full-court excellence.

Miami Heat vs. Milwaukee Bucks

Date and Time:Thursday, August 6, 2020, 4 p.m. ET
Location:The Arena (WWOS) Orlando, Florida
Heat vs. Bucks TV Coverage:TNT
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Miami Heat vs. Milwaukee Bucks SBG Odds Overview

Milwaukee and Giannis will bring considerably more sportsbook appeal than the Heat. Consider the Bucks NBA best record and the NBA MVP status of Antetokounmpo. Thus, a flood of public money to Milwaukee.

Miami Heat Team Overview

Miami is 42-25 straight up and 34-31-2 vs. the odds. And just 26 of their games went under the total. NBA metrics have the Heat 15th for scoring and 11th for points allowed. Correlate Miami’s fourth-place standing in the East.

Key Miami Heat: SG Jimmy Butler 20.2 PTS, 6.6 REB, 6.1 AST, 45.4 FG%, 24.8 3P%, 83.3 FT%, PF Bam Adebayo 16.2 PTS, 10.5 REB, 5.1 AST, 56.7 FG%, 7.7 3P%, 69.0 FT%, PG Goran Dragic 16.1 PTS, 3.1 REB, 5.1 AST, 43.7 FG%, 37.7 3P%, 76.9 FT%

Milwaukee Bucks Team Overview

First place in the East Milwaukee is 54-13 straight up and 37-30 vs. the odds. Bucks metrics are second for scoring and fifth for points allowed. Milwaukee split their first two restart games both SU and ATS. Late on the Bucks have paid in just two of their last eight games.

Key Milwaukee Bucks: PF Giannis Antetokounmpo 29.6 PTS, 13.7 REB, 5.8 AST, 54.7 FG%, 30.6 3P%, 63.3 FT%, SG Khris Middleton 21.1 PTS, 6.2 REB, 4.1 AST, 49.9 FG%, 41.8 3P%, 90.8 FT%, PG Eric Bledsoe 15.4 PTS, 4.6 REB, 5.4 AST, 48.2 FG%, 34.8 3P%

Miami Heat and Milwaukee Bucks Against the Spread

The Heat, are:

  • 6-10 vs. the line in their last 16 games when getting points
  • 7-4 over the total as a dog
  • 10-5 on the board when an underdog vs. the Bucks
  • 2-6 under the total as a pooch vs. Milwaukee

The Bucks are:

  • 9-4 against the spread as a favorite
  • 4-8 under the total as chalk
  • 3-8 vs. the odds head to head with the Heat
  • 2-8 overall under the total in their last 10 tilts with Miami

Miami Heat vs. Milwaukee Bucks SBG Best Bet

At the beginning of the NBA restart, the Bucks have shown mixed messages. Fears about their depth and the long layoff look warranted. Skill and offensive flow take time to sync. In this situation, the grit of the Heat is an advantage. Defense and character can develop faster. Miami could end up being one of the great surprises with the NBA lines. As mentioned earlier the Heat gets the money against Milwaukee. Which adds to an already strong case. In the second place is the fear that gamblers aren’t critical of the Bucks. Milwaukee is seen as a fait accompli.

Heat vs. Bucks SBG Best Bet: Miami Heat

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