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Milwaukee Bucks vs Miami Heat Predictions, Odds, Picks

  • After a slow start the Milwaukee Bucks are back on track, sitting third in the Eastern Conference.
  • Miami have struggled recently due to injuries to some of their key players.
  • The Bucks and Heat are 1-1 so far this season.

Milwaukee Bucks vs Miami Heat Odds

Team Point Spread Total Money Line
Milwaukee Bucks -5.5 (-110)
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O 214.5 (-110)
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-235
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Miami Heat +5.5 (-110)
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U 214.5 (-110)
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-195
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Milwaukee Bucks vs Miami Heat Predictions and Picks

As Milwaukee’s team health has improved, Miami’s has worsened. While Milwaukee’s form comes from a beneficial schedule, the Heat’s rather porous defence of late suggests they’ll face another tough night against the Bucks.

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Bucks Vs Heat Predictions December 8

Head-to-Head: Milwaukee Bucks vs Miami Heat

Milwaukee Bucks Head-to-Head Miami Heat
Mike Budenholzer Head Coach Erik Spoelstra
16-9 (3rd in East) Standing 14-11 (4th in East)
W-W-L-W Form L-L-W-L
110.7 (9th of 30) Off Rtg 110.6 (10th of 30)
106.5 (6th of 30) Def Rtg 108.0 (12th of 30)
99.4 (8th of 30) Pace 96.0 (27th of 30)

Leaders (Per Game)

G. Antetokounmpo (27.6) PPG J. Butler (22.8)
G. Antetokounmpo (11.8) RPG B. Adebayo (10.2)
J. Holiday (6.2) APG K. Lowry (7.6)
J. Holiday (1.3) SPG J. Butler (2.2)
G. Antetokounmpo (1.7) BPG D. Dedmon (0.5)
G. Antetokounmpo (.530)/G. Antetokounmpo (9.8) FG%/FGM D. Dedmon (.552)/T. Herro (8.2)
P. Connaughton (.429)/G. Allen (3.1) 3P%/3PM D. Dedmon (.636)/D. Robinson (2.9)

Injury Report

Player Team Date Status Info
Victor Oladipo Miami Heat 23 Sep 2021 Out (Right Knee) Oladipo is yet to be cleared for a full-court work.
Markieff Morris Miami Heat 24 Nov 2021 Out (Neck) There is no timetable for Morris’ return.
Jimmy Butler Miami Heat 6 Dec 2021 Day to Day (Tailbone) Butler left Miami’s Monday (Dec 6) game and did not return.
Bam Adebayo Miami Heat 7 Dec 2021 Out (Thumb) Adebayo had surgery on his thumb and is not expected back for 4-6 weeks.

How Can the Bucks Beat the Heat?

The Bucks are going through their own injury issues through the early season, but they’ll get no pity from Miami. If Milwaukee want to come away with another victory against Miami, they’ll need to attack the glass.

In Miami’s most recent game, a loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, the Heat struggled due to their lack of energy and fight on the glass. The Heat were outrebounded 47 to 36 and never lead through the game.

Milwaukee, despite not having starting center Brook Lopez, are the stronger rebounding team on paper. If they want to take another victory, they must command the glass.

Bucks Key Player: (F-C) Bobby Portis


The Milwaukee Bucks look considerably undersized in most matches due to the long term injury to Brook Lopez. However stepping up and impressing in his place has been Bobby Portis.

In the Bucks’ recent victory over the Cavaliers, it was Bobby Portis who held his own against the immense length of Cleveland’s front court. He posted just 10 points on 4 of 12 shooting, but he collected 16 rebounds on the night.

Right now, the Miami Heat are lacking at the pivot position. Portis can make a game changing difference on the glass.

How Can the Heat beat the Bucks?

The Miami Heat have a big task in front of them when they face off against the Milwaukee Bucks. Miami are lacking some key personnel at the moment and must get everything they can from their role players.

In a recent loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, the Miami Heat didn’t particularly struggle on the offensive end. However, Miami’s defence looked soft and they allowed the Bucks to run wild which resulted in a 22 points loss.

Miami know how to find their shots with or without the likes of Butler and Adebayo on the court. However if their role players get outmuscled by Milwaukee again, we could see a repeat of their previous blowout to the Bucks.

Heat Key Player: (G) Kyle Lowry


Now missing two of their three All-Stars, the Miami Heat will look to Kyle Lowry to lead them to victory. Miami’s new point guard isn’t a scoring ace, but he’ll need to be effective to win Miami the night.

Lowry’s shooting efficiency tends to coincide with whether or not the Heat win games. Lowry shoots 47.1% from the field and 37.5% from three in wins, while shooting just 36.2% and 23.4% in losses.

With most of their main offensive weapons out, Lowry will be the center of attention. While playmaking is his first priority, he’ll need to be a bit more selfish for the Heat to steal a win.

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