NBA betting action set the Miami Heat and the Milwaukee Bucks duke it out at the Bradley Center on Wednesday night.
The Miami Heat would be gunning for a season-high 12th straight win after sneaking past the Timberwolves in a 115-113 win on Monday. With this victory Miami Heat gets to 11 straight games that they’ve won while covering the spread in each contest. They are on an absolute tear right now.
The Heat were in second-to-last place in the Eastern Conference just a few weeks ago, but have since risen up the standings to 11th – ahead of New York, Philadelphia, Orlando and Brooklyn and one game behind Milwaukee. Their current record of 22-30 isn’t anything special upon first glance, but they’re only two games out of a playoff spot with a little less than half of the season remaining.
As they faced the Milwaukee Bucks last night Heat had the opportunity to make history, with a win, the Heat would surpass the 1996-97 Phoenix Suns for the longest winning streak by a team with a losing record. Surprisingly, sportsbooks were dealing the Heat as 4-point underdogs.
Meanwhile, the Milwaukee Bucks have lost 10 of their last 12 games but they will be breathing a little sigh or relief after snapping a five-game skid with a 137-112 win at Phoenix on Sunday. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the team with 30 points with 12 rebounds, six assists and four blocks while Mirza Teletovic added 19 points. Jabari Parker added 18 points, John Henson had 15 points while Greg Monroe chipped in with 13 points as the Bucks set the tone with 45 points in the first quarter before using a 36-23 fourth quarter to pull away with the win. Milwaukee entered this game 22-28 on the season and 9-16 on the road where they had lost seven straight before Sunday’s win.
Supporters of the Miami Heat have seen them go 22-30 and 30-22 ATS so far this NBA season, while the Milwaukee Bucks at 22-28 and 20-30 ATS. In Over/Under totals betting, the Bucks were 32-18, while the Miami Heat are 24-28.
The visiting Miami Heat betting line opened the morning as 2.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks while the total was hovering around 209 at betting shops.
Prior to this game Miami got 33 points from Goran Dragic en route to a 115-113 victory over Minnesota on Monday at Target Center.
While Milwaukee cruised to victory on Saturday, running Phoenix out of the gym and running up a 137-112 score at Talking Stick Resort Arena.
The game also pits Milwaukee’s No. 15-ranked offense averaging 105.26 PPG, against a Miami Heat defense that ranks No. 7 at 102.15 PPG. The Milwaukee Bucks field goal percentage has averaged 47.52% so far, more than the Miami Heat shooters have achieved on the year, 45.05% per game. Take part in NBA betting action at HeritageSports.eu