In this all-Eastern showdown, two teams sitting on the playoff spots of the conference are clashing, when the Miami Heat (29-26), who are on a free fall and want to end a lengthy losing streak, are hosting the Milwaukee Bucks (30-23), who have been almost perfect for more than two weeks now. Milwaukee Bucks vs Miami Heat Spread and Prediction.

Date/Time:  02-09-2018, 20:00 EDT

Spread: Miami Heat -1.5

Total: +198.5

Heat have a 29-26 record (25-27-3 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit on the 7th place of the East. They have five consecutive losses and in their last game they lost at home against the Rockets with a 101-109 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Goran Dragic with 17.1 ppg, adding a team high 4.8 assists per game. He is followed by Hassan Whiteside with 14.3 ppg and a team high 11.9 rebounds per game, while Jason Richardson adds 13.4 ppg.

Bucks have a 30-23 record (23-25-5 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit on the 4th place of the East. They have won seven of their last eight matches and in their last they won on the road against the Knicks with a 103-89 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Giannis Antetokounmpo with 27.9 ppg, adding team highs both in rebounding with 10.4 per game and in assists made with 4.7 per game. He is followed by Khris Middleton with 20.1 ppg, 5.3 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game.

Heat have won both previous meetings against the Bucks earlier this season (by 18 points at home and by 5 on the road). Heat are 13-12 at home so far this season, while Bucks are 12-14 on the road. Bucks are better offensively, scoring 104.6 ppg to Heat’s 100.5, while Heat are better defensively, allowing 101.4 ppg to Bucks’ 104.6. Bucks have a better field goal percentage, shooting with 47.84% to Heats’ 45.31%, while Heat have a better 3-point percentage, shooting with 35.67% to Bucks’ 35.05%. Heat are better in rebounding, grabbing 42.5 to Bucks’ league-low of 39.1, while Bucks are better in assists made (22.4 to 21.9). Heat are struggling lately and have been mediocre at home throughout the season. Vegas odds give them a -1.5 spread but don’t expect them to beat the odds and pick Bucks for the road victory.

Milwaukee Bucks vs Miami Heat Prediction: Milwaukee Bucks +1.5 (-109)

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Milwaukee Bucks vs Miami Heat Spread and Prediction

Nikos Lagouretos

My name is Nikos Lagouretos, I am 35 years old from Greece and I have been a basketball enthusiast for almost 25 years, having played semi-pro myself. All those years i have seen countless games, done a ton of reading and statistical analysis and I thought it was about time to put them to some good use. I provide analysis, predictions and specialize in NBA, WNBA and almost every domestic and international club league of Europe.

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