Milwaukee Bucks vs Miami Heat Odds and Prediction: Bucks to Win
Miami Heat will face the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday at the FTX Arena. The clash of the Eastern Conference heavyweights is hit hard by injuries on both teams. The Miami Heat will be without their best two players, whereas the Bucks will miss Brook Lopez their rim protector.
When these two teams met each other earlier this season, the Bucks got the better of the heat winning the game by 124-102. It will be a tough outing for the Heat at home as they will be without Jimmy Butler, Markieff Morris, and Bam Adebayo.
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Milwaukee Bucks vs Miami Heat Odds and Prediction: Game Preview
The Heat started this season excellently winning 10 out of their first 14 games. Then injuries struck. In the next 11 games, they won 4 and lost 7 games. The Miami Heat are expected to miss Bam Adebayo for 4-6 weeks due to a thumb injury. Kyle Lowry has not hit this maximum potential yet with the Heat.
Tyler Herro has been the major positive for the Heat, he has come off the bench and had been terrific so far with 21.4 PPG, 5.4 RPG, and 3.8 APG off the bench. He has also improved his 3-point shooting from 36% last season to 39.6% percent this year and he is also attempting more three’s this season with 7 3-point attempts per game.
Even though the Heat will be without Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo, this team still has enough talent and skill to beat any team on a given day. So, the heat will be banking on their young players and their bench to help them get the win on Wednesday at home.
The Bucks had an interesting start to the season, they had a dominant win against the Nets in the season opener, but then injuries and Covid struck the Bucks. Middleton missed a handful of games early in the season due to covid, Jrue Holiday missed a few games due to injury and Brook Lopez missed games due to back injury. The Bucks struggled during this phase.
Once the big three of Giannis, Middleton, and Jrue Holiday got back on the court they started to look like the defending Champions. Giannis Antetokounmpo has entered the MVP conversation. Middleton and Jrue Holiday are having a solid season so far. The addition of Grayson Allen has been a boost for the Bucks, he is averaging 13.5 PPG and shooting 42.5% from three.
The Bucks have won 9 of their last 10 games. The Bucks are now considered to be the favorites to win the East, even though they are still missing some key pieces like Brook Lopez and DiVincenzo.
Milwaukee Bucks vs Miami Heat Odds and Prediction: Key Players
Giannis Antetokounmpo: Giannis is having an MVP kind of season so far. He is averaging 27.6 PPG (3rd in the league), 11.8 RPG (6th in the league), 5.8 APG, and 1.7 BPG (12th in the league).
Khris Middleton: He is having a solid season so far. Middleton missed a few games early in the season. Middleton is averaging 17.9 PPG, 5.3 RPG, and 5.1 APG so far this season.
Tyler Herro: Herro is having a great bounce-back season. He is averaging 21.4 PPG, 5.4 RPG, and 3.8 APG off the bench. He is shooting 39.6% from three and he is attempting 7 3-pointers in a game.
Kyle Lowry: Even though Kyle Lowry has not been his best so far, his presence on the court and his leadership is all this team needs especially the young players. He is averaging 13 PPG, 4.6 RPG, and 7.6 APG this season.
Milwaukee Bucks vs Miami Heat Odds and Prediction: Injury Report
Bam Adebayo: He is expected to miss 4-6 weeks as he is recovering from his thumb injury, and he has undergone surgery on his thumb.
Jimmy Butler: Butler has been ruled out, he suffered a hard hit on his tailbone during the last game against the Grizzlies.
Markieff Morris: Morris is ruled out, as he is still recovering from the neck injury he stained against the Nuggets.
Brook Lopez: He is ruled out indefinitely has he underwent successful back surgery on Friday in Los Angeles.
Semi Ojeleye: He has been ruled out due to a right calf strain
George Hill: George Hill is questionable due to knee hyperextension.
Donte DiVincenzo: DiVincenzo is out as he is recovering from a left ankle injury.
Milwaukee Bucks vs Miami Heat Odds and Prediction: Predicted Starting Five
|Miami Heat||Milwaukee Bucks|
|Kyle Lowry (PG)||Jrue Holiday (PG)|
|Tyler Herro (SG)||Grayson Allen (SG)|
|Duncan Robinson (SF)||Khris Middleton (SF)|
|P.J.Tucker (PF)||Giannis Antetokounmpo (PF)|
|Dewayne Dedmon (C)||Bobby Portis (C)|
Miami Heat vs Milwaukee Bucks Predicted Winner
|Miami Heat||Milwaukee Bucks||Predicted Winner|
The Bucks are playing great basketball recently, they have won 9 out of their last 10 games. The Bucks have their big three healthy whereas the Heat are struck by injuries and will be missing their top two players.
The Bucks will be looking to capitalize on Miami’s injury woes and will look to extend their winning momentum. The injury-hit Miami Heat will not be easy to put away, but it will take monumental effect from Kyle Lowry and the Heat’s young players to get past this Bucks team without their two best players.
Milwaukee Bucks vs Miami Heat Odds and Prediction: Match Details
Miami Heat vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date and Time: Wednesday, December 8, 8:30 PM ET [ Thursday, December 9, 6 AM IST]
Venue: FTX Arena