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Milwaukee Bucks vs Miami Heat (Game 3) Predictions, Betting Odds, Picks, Point Spread

Written by: Christian Jope
Updated October 14, 2022
11 min read
Bucks Vs Heat Game 3
  • The Bucks dominated the Heat in Game 2, owning great momentum as they enter this game.
  • The Heat have their back against the wall, but finally have home court against the Bucks.
  • The Bucks won the season series against the Heat, 2-1.

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Milwaukee Bucks vs Miami Heat Odds

Team Point Spread Total Money Line
Milwaukee Bucks -1.5 (-112)
O226.5 (-110)
Miami Heat +1.5 (-110
U 226.5 (-112)

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Milwaukee Bucks vs Miami Heat Predictions and Picks

Our Pick
It’s not looking good for Miami. They failed to compete in Game 2, losing by 32. While they can certainly improve on their shooting, it won’t solve their inability to overcome the Bucks defence. Milwaukee are in the driver’s seat.
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How to Watch Milwaukee Bucks vs Miami Heat

Milwaukee Bucks vs Miami Heat Information
Teams Milwaukee Bucks vs Miami Heat
Location AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, Florida
Time 7:30 PM EST, May 27th, 2021
How to Watch TNT

Head-to-Head: Miami Heat vs Milwaukee Bucks

Miami Heat Head-to-Head Milwaukee Bucks
Erik Spoelstra Head Coach Mike Budenholzer
40-32 (6th in East) Standing 46-26 (3rd in East)
L-W-L-W Form W-L-W-W
111.2 (18th of 30) Off Rtg 117.2 (6th of 30)
111.2 (7th of 30) Def Rtg 111.4 (10th of 30)
96.6 (29th of 30) Pace 102.2 (2nd of 30)

Leaders (Per Game)

J. Butler (21.5) PPG G. Antetokounmpo (28.1)
B. Adebayo (9.0) RPG G. Antetokounmpo (11.0)
J. Butler (7.1) APG J. Holiday (6.1)
J. Butler (2.1) SPG J. Holiday (1.6)
B. Adebayo (1.0) BPG B. Lopez (1.5)
D. Dedmon (.708)/B. Adebayo (7.1) FG%/FGM G. Antetokounmpo (.569)/G. Antetokounmpo (10.3)
D. Robinson (.408)/D. Robinson (3.5) 3P%/3PM B. Portis (.471)/B. Forbes, K. Middleton (2.2)

MIA: Get Off To A Stronger Start

The Miami Heat were outpaced in their last match against the Milwaukee Bucks. It all started in the first quarter, where they were outscored 46 to 20.

Miami need to make a concentrated effort to limit the pace of the Bucks. They weren’t able to keep up with them, allowing 10 first quarter threes.

The Heat have their own offensive issues, but defending from the tip should be priority number one.

Heat Key Player: (G) Goran Dragic

He’s not the defensive force that Erik Spoelstra likes to have at the point of attack, but veteran guard Goran Dragic has been the lone bright spot for the Heat in their last two games.

The Slovenian international has averaged 21.5 points on 53.6% shooting from the field in their first two games. He’s not been much of a playmaker, but he seems to be the only Heat player able to find his own shot.

Dragic’s play may see Spoelstra shuffle the starting lineup in hopes of keeping up with the early Bucks onslaught. He’s certainly been more reliable than any other Heat backcourt player this series.

MIL: Dominate the Boards

The Milwaukee Bucks barely set a foot wrong in their Game 2 victory over the Miami Heat, but one of the more underrated factors in their performance was their domination of the glass.

The Bucks outrebounded the Heat 61 to 36. In fact, the Bucks’ offensive rebounding numbers alone (21) was just six fewer than the defensive rebounding total of the Heat (27).

By closing off extra opportunities for the Heat and finding more for themselves, the Milwaukee Bucks dominated the Heat. It’s important to cut off Miami’s energy as soon as possible.

Bucks Key Player: (G) Jrue Holiday

Jrue Holiday is one of the steadiest players in the NBA. While not flashy, he showed in Game 2 that he is brilliantly effective running the Bucks offence.

Holiday was a game-high +37 for the Bucks, posting 11 points, 15 assists, seven rebounds, and two steals in 30 minutes of play.

Head coach Mike Budenholzer is surely pleased with Holiday’s ability to spell Antetokounmpo’s involvement in many possessions. It may be an early call, but Holiday is looking like the missing piece to Milwaukee’s championship formula.

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Christian Jope is a writer, social media strategist, and data analyst. A Queen’s University Alumni, Christian is an author and social media strategist with Raptors Cage, while also working closely with MLSE and Canada Basketball through community-driven events.

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