The Milwaukee Bucks (1-3) and the Miami Heat (3-1) will head back to the Fiserv Forum on Wednesday for Game 5 of their first-round series. Having taken a 3-1 series lead, Miami Heat won Game 4 by 119-114 and can now advance if they beat the Milwaukee Bucks again. After suffering two defeats in a row, it’s time for the Milwaukee Bucks to rediscover their winning form. Taking on the Miami Heat, they are determined to put an end to their losing streak.
Form Milwaukee Bucks
The Milwaukee Bucks have had a successful season in spite of their 4-6 record in the last 10 games against the Miami Heat, having won 59 of their 86 matches and going 33-10 when playing at the Fiserv Forum. Unfortunately, they were defeated 119-114 in their latest matchup.
The Milwaukee Bucks are scoring 116.9 points on average in the NBA this season and 119.2 points at the Fiserv Forum. The Milwaukee Bucks’ defense has been put to the test recently, letting in a whopping 122.6 points on average over their last five matches and 113.8 for this season as a whole.
Although the Milwaukee Bucks may be a surprise contender for the championship trophy, they should not be taken lightly. With 59 wins in 86 matches, they have shown they can make a serious push for the playoffs.
The only reported injury concern for the Milwaukee Bucks is Wesley Matthews.
Form Miami Heat
The Miami Heat are looking to make it three wins in a row against Milwaukee Bucks, who they previously beat 119-114. This was their second victory in succession in the series, and they have achieved an 18-25 record on the road this season.
The Miami Heat have had trouble scoring points this season. Their 110.0 points per game average ranks them near the bottom of NBA teams in this category. With 110.0 points allowed per game, the Miami Heat’s defense is up in the top half of the league’s defensive rankings, which may give them some pull for their latest trip.
Despite not being a frontrunner for the championship, the Miami Heat should not be underestimated. With 48 wins out of 88 total matches, they have shown their potential. This team is clearly determined to make a run for the title.
Victor Oladipo and Tyler Herro are both out injured for the Miami Heat.
After numerous back-and-forth contests between the Miami Heat and the Milwaukee Bucks during the regular season, the two teams ended up with an even split of two wins each. The Miami Heat are on the brink of playoff glory with a 3-1 lead in the series. Fueled by two electrifying wins in a row, they are soaring high with confidence. A 121-99 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 3 set the tone for an epic Game 4. They emerged triumphant with a 119-114 win
The Milwaukee Bucks managed an average of 114 points a game in their ten most recent outings against the Miami Heat, who averaged 115.7 points.
Bet365 offers the betting odds for the Milwaukee Bucks vs Miami Heat matchup.To see the complete list of available wagers
- Moneyline (ML): Miami Heat (+475) | Milwaukee Bucks (-654)
- Against the spread (ATS): Miami Heat +11.5 (-110) | Milwaukee Bucks -11.5 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 219.5 (-110) | (-110)
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Go for the Milwaukee Bucks to win (1.15) on the moneyline.
The Milwaukee Bucks are expected to be victorious in their upcoming game against the Miami Heat, despite their 119-114 loss to Miami Heat in their most recent encounter. The hosts have been formidable at the Fiserv Forum lately, going 6-4 SU. The Miami Heat may not have the best odds, sitting at +475 for an away victory, but their recent performances suggest an upset is possible. In their 10 most recent games, the visitors collected seven wins, making them a formidable opponent.
The Milwaukee Bucks should be able to get back in the win column on Wednesday when they take on the Miami Heat on their home court. Even though they are coming off a loss, they are still the favorites to come out on top.
Against the Spread
Betting on the Miami Heat +11.5 (1.91) is our favorite play for this matchup.
It is anticipated that the Milwaukee Bucks will come out on top in Wednesday’s game. They have an 11.5-point lead over the Miami Heat. In their last five home matches against the Miami Heat, the Milwaukee Bucks were victorious in four of them. They had an average margin of victory of 13.5 points.
The Milwaukee Bucks have failed to cover the spread in five out of six games recently. Their record for the season is 45-36-5 ATS. For the past ten matches at home, the Milwaukee Bucks covered four times. They kept their opponents down to 118.2 points per game and scored 117.9 points on average.
The Miami Heat have achieved a record of 34-51-3 against the spread for the season after covering the spread in two successive contests. In their previous ten, the Miami Heat failed to cover four times, scoring an average of 117.7 points and permitting 110.5 points.
Total over 219.5 (1.91) is how we’d bet.
The Milwaukee Bucks and the Miami Heat have a history of high-scoring matches. The two teams averaged 229.7 points in their ten most recent meetings. The last five matches at the Fiserv Forum saw an average of 242.2 points.
The total line for the Milwaukee Bucks vs Miami Heat game is 219.5, 17.9 points lower than the average 237.4-point total for their last five matchups. A bet on the Over in the total market offers an odds of -110.
The Milwaukee Bucks went over in their last three games at the Fiserv Forum. Their home record is 26-16 O/U. The total averaged 235.2 points across the last five Milwaukee Bucks home games, going under two times.
The last four Miami Heat games went over. Their record for the season is now 44-43 O/U. The total has gone over in four of the previous five Miami Heat games, averaging 236.4 points. The Over is 8-2 in the 10 most recent contests.