NBA Wednesday Preview
Miami Heat at Milwaukee Bucks
Wednesday, Feb 8, 8 p.m. (ET)
NBA Lines & Odds: Milwaukee -2.5
Total Line: 209
There is little doubt that the Heat are the hottest team in the NBA right now with an 11-game winning streak both straight-up and against the spread. They kicked off this four-game road trip with a tight 115-113 victory against Minnesota on Monday night as one-point underdogs with BetAnySports. The total went OVER 204.5 points in that win and it has gone OVER in four of their last five games. Miami is now 22-30 SU on the year with a 30-22 record ATS. It is 15-11 ATS on the road.
Goran Dragic went off for 33 points in Monday’s win and Miami as a team shot a blistering 53.6 percent from three-point range; converting on 15 of its 28 attempts. Dragic has been the Heat’s leading scorer all season long with 20.1 points per game and he also leads the team in assists with 6.5. Miami is ranked 25th in the NBA in scoring with 100.7 PPG, but it has been able to cross the century mark in eight of its last nine games.
The Bucks were able to snap a five-game losing streak (SU and ATS) with last Saturday’s 137-112 victory against Phoenix as slight 1.5-point road favorites with BetAnySports. This was just their second win either SU or ATS in their last 12 outings. Milwaukee is now 22-28 SU on the year with a 20-30 record ATS. The total has gone OVER in six its last eight games.
Giannis Antetokounmpo had the hot hand for the Bucks their last time out with 30 points while going 12-for-20 from the field. Mirza Teletovic added 19 points to the winning cause off the bench and the Bucks’ non-starters ended the game with 51 points. Milwaukee is expecting to have Khris Middleton in the lineup for Wednesday night in his first action of the year. The Bucks are averaging 105.3 PPG on offense and at the other end of the court they are giving up an average of 105.1 points.