In the last game to tip-off Saturday, the Milwaukee Bucks will play the Miami Heat at 8:00 p.m. ET. The last time these two teams played each other, the Heat won 119-108 over the Bucks in South Beach on Dec. 30.
The Bucks are coming into this primetime contest on a two-game winning streak after defeating the Indiana Pacers 142-133 Thursday night. Milwaukee is 4-1 in their last five games and 8-2 in their last 10.
The Heat are also playing good basketball at the right time, winning four-straight games. Miami is coming off a dominating 106-94 win over the Sixers Thursday. Over the course of their win streak, the Heat are averaging 121.5 points per game. Miami is also 4-1 in their last five games and 8-2 in their last 10. We’ll go over some ideal picks on DraftKings Sportsbook centered around the game here.
Pick ATS: Bucks +3.5
The line for Saturday night’s game is currently set at 3.5 points, with the Heat listed as the road favorite. The Bucks still have a chance to capture the second seed in the East, if they can win tonight. They are currently 1.5 games behind the Brooklyn Nets, who defeated the Bulls on Saturday afternoon. Milwaukee has a record of 0-5 against the spread in their last five games and 1-4 ATS in their last five games against the Bucks. Additionally, they are 14-21 against the spread on the road this season.
As for the Heat, they are only a half-game behind the Atlanta Hawks for the fifth spot and New York Knicks for the fourth spot. Miami needs to win out and hope that the Hawks and Knicks lose on Sunday to jump ahead of them. Jimmy Butler, who has been one of Miami’s best players this season, is listed as questionable with a back injury. Kendrick Nunn is also listed as questionable with a calf injury. The Heat are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games and 4-1 ATS in their last five road games against the Bucks. Overall, Miami is 17-17 against the spread on the road this season.
Player Prop: TBD Miami’s player props have not been posted yet.
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