A contest between two of the strongest squads in the NBA defensively features the Miami Heat (23-20) favored by four points as they host the Milwaukee Bucks (27-15) at FTX Arena on January 14, 2023. The point total is 213.5 points for this contest.
How to bet Heat vs. Bucks
Miami Heat vs. Milwaukee Bucks Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 4 points, with sportsbooks listing the Heat as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Heat have -173 odds to pick up the win, while the Bucks are listed at +146 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 213.5 points.
Heat vs. Bucks Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Saturday, January 14, 2023
- Game Time: 1:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ABC
- Location: Miami, Florida
- Arena: FTX Arena
Heat vs. Bucks Betting Trends
The Heat are 16-24-3 against the spread this year. Miami has come away with 19 wins in the 30 contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season. Heat games this year have gone over the total in 19 out of 42 opportunities (45.2%).
The Bucks have played 42 games, with 22 wins against the spread. Milwaukee has won four of the 10 games it was the moneyline underdog this season (40%). The Bucks have hit the over 47.6% of the time this year (20 of 42 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Heat vs. Bucks Injury Report
Bucks: Giannis Antetokounmpo: Questionable (Knee), Joe Ingles: Out (Injury Management), Serge Ibaka: Out (Personal), Khris Middleton: Out (Knee)
What you need to know about the Miami Heat
Because of Miami’s offensive struggles this year, ranking worst in the NBA with 108.8 points per game, it has been forced to lean on its defense, which ranks second-best in the league by ceding 108.8 points per game. Offensively the Heat have played better at home this season, posting 109.6 points per game, compared to 107.9 per game when playing on the road. On the offensive side of the ball, the Heat have picked up their output slightly over their last 10 games, scoring 111.4 points per contest over that span as opposed to the 108.8 they’ve put up over the course of this season.
Miami is draining 12.2 threes per game (13th-ranked in league). It has a 33.8% shooting percentage (24th-ranked) from downtown. The Heat have taken 58.2% two-pointers and 41.8% three-pointers this season. Of the team’s baskets, 68.7% are two-pointers and 31.3% are threes.
What you need to know about the Milwaukee Bucks
Milwaukee scores 112.2 points per game and give up 110.9, making them 21st in the league offensively and sixth on defense. The Bucks average 117.1 points per game at home, and 107.2 on the road. Over their previous 10 games, the Bucks are scoring 111.2 points per game, compared to their season average of 112.2.
In 2022-23, Milwaukee is seventh in the league in 3-point makes (13.5 per game) and 19th in 3-point percentage (34.7%). The Bucks take 43.5% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 33.3% of their made shots are from there. Inside the 3-point line, they take 56.5% of their shots, with 66.7% of their makes coming from there.
Heat vs. Bucks Predictions and Pick
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