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NBA Betting Picks and Predictions: Miami Heat vs. Milwaukee Bucks

October 30, 2023

The Miami Heat (1-2) aim to find consistency on the road when they face the Milwaukee Bucks (1-1), who also need to rebound after a recent loss. The Bucks are a bit favored to win with a point spread at -5.0 (-110).

  • Date: October 30, 2023 at 8:00 PM ET

  • Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

  • Coverage: NBA League Pass

Miami Heat Betting Preview

The Heat have lost their last two games, with their most recent showing being a 106-90 defeat against the Minnesota Timberwolves. In total, they have allowed 112.5 points per game and only put up 100.5 during these last two losses.

They are currently 11th in the Eastern Conference, but still have plenty of time to get their season under control. They finished eighth last season with a 44-38 record and made the playoffs.

Their offense has struggled a bit so far, as they average 101.3 points per game. This ranks 29th in the league, so they will definitely need to improve upon this.

Their defense has been slightly appealing, as they allow 109.0 points per game. This puts them at 12th in the league for points allowed, which might impact this matchup.

Milwaukee Bucks Betting Preview

The Bucks recently had an interesting 127-110 loss to the Atlanta Hawks, which arguably should not have happened. This marked their first loss of the year, but now have a great opportunity to get back on track.

They are still a quality squad to potentially contend for a championship this season. Their recent defeat has them at the seventh spot in the East, which is still a bit early to have any signs of panic.

Scoring took a hit in their last game against the Hawks, as Damian Lillard only had six points. So far, they are averaging 114.0 points per game and rank within the top 10 for their effort.

As mentioned, their loss also shows they allow teams to do a bit of damage. Currently, they allow teams to put up 122.0 points per contest, with ranks in the bottom 10 in the league. This will need to be adjusted if they want any chance at winning.

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

MyBookie has the Milwaukee Bucks as slight favorites to win this matchup. According to market analysis, the Bucks have a 64.9 percent chance to succeed.

  • Miami Heat: +5.0 (-110)

  • Milwaukee Bucks: -5.0 (-110)

The Heat have a quality chance at winning here, but they cannot afford to make this a fast paced game. They will have their hands full trying to stop Giannis Antetokounnmpo and Lillard. Look for the Bucks to get back on track since they are back at home.

Spooky Express Pick: Milwaukee Bucks  -5.0