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Heat vs. Bucks pick against the spread, best player prop for Game 2

We go over some of the best betting options for the NBA first round 2021 NBA playoff matchup between the Miami Heat and Milwaukee Bucks on Monday.

2021 NBA Playoffs - Miami Heat v Milwaukee Bucks

So far, the first round's most thrilling game has been between the Miami Heat and Milwaukee Bucks, and Game 2 is set for Monday. A Khris Middleton game-winner decided the Eastern Conference matchup. Will the second matchup be just as exciting? Let’s go over the best betting options at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Heat vs. Bucks, 7:30 p.m. ET, TNT

Pick ATS: Bucks -5

This will likely be a competitive series in the end, but one telling stat makes it hard to believe in Miami when it’s on the road against Milwaukee. The Heat outscored the Bucks by 45 points from beyond the arc before ultimately falling short by two in overtime. The home team was better from the field overall, from the free-throw line, and on the boards. The disparity in three-point shooting isn’t likely to remain so large in Game 2, so the Bucks should cover before hitting the road to take on Miami in South Beach on Thursday.

Player Prop: Jimmy Butler O7.5 assist (+107)

Butler notched eight assists his last time out despite his team shooting 36.4% from the field. He’s averaging just over seven dimes per game this season and has only faced Miami once this year. Butler has an understanding of what Milwaukee wants to do defensively now, and a bounce-back game from Bam Adebayo should help the over hit.

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