Antentonkounmpo's defense has been a strong point to the rebuilt of the Bucks' game.

How To Bet On Miami v Milwaukee Pro Hoops

Written by on March 8, 2016

The Miami Heat may be playoff bound while the Milwaukee Bucks almost assuredly miss the postseason in what was supposed to be a bit of a breakout campaign for the rebuilding franchise. Nevertheless, NBA betting odds enthusiasts everywhere should expect the young Bucks to give the veteran-laden Heat a hard way to go when they square off on Wednesday night. Now, let’s find out why.

How to Bet the Miami vs. Milwaukee NBA Odds, Game & TV Info

When: Wednesday March 9, 8:00 PM ET Where: BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin TV: ESPN NBA Odds: TBA

Why Bet the Miami Heat

After winning each of their last five games, the Heat (37-26 SU, 34-28 ATS) look like a solid wager in this contest, at least on the surface. The reality however is that, over the five-game stretch, Milwaukee has beaten up on lowly New York, Phoenix and Philly (twice) while taking out a Bulls team that suddenly plays no defense whatsoever. The Heat had their hands full in getting past Philadelphia 103-98 on Sunday while never coming close to covering the spread as a 14-point home favorite.

Why Bet the Milwaukee Bucks

The Bucks (26-38 SU, 31-32 ATS) may be very young and inexperienced, but they’ve also got a ton of talent that apparently give Miami fits. Milwaukee has dropped two straight including their 100-90 loss against Chicago on Monday night, but they’ve also won two of their last five overall while putting forth a great effort in every contest along the way.

Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

The youthful and exuberant Milwaukee Bucks are the easy pick for me despite the fact that Miami is clearly the more advanced team in this matchup. While Miami beat Milwaukee 107-103 in a thriller back on January 29, its was the Bucks that recorded an emphatic 91-79 win over the Heat almost one month prior despite being a 4.5-point road dog that day. Miami’s win this season may have snapped a five-game losing streak to Milwaukee but I’m going to back the Bucks to get the win behind their suddenly blossoming duo of Giannis Antetokounmpo (16.4 ppg) and Jabari Parker (13.1 ppg). The Heat are 1-5 ATS in the last six meetings against the Bucks while Milwaukee has gone 5-1 ATS in their last six games following an ATS loss and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games against teams from the Southeast division. My final score prediction: Milwaukee 98 Miami 95