Milwaukee Bucks versus Miami Heat Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 12-29-2012

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The 20-7 Miami Heat will be on a back to back as they face the 15-12 Milwaukee Bucks in an NBA pro basketball game on Saturday night. Tip off time from Milwaukee is set for 8:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

The NBA odds from this contest has the road club Miami Heat favored by -3 ½ points with an over under line of 196 ½ points. When the odds were released a few hours ago Miami was favored by -4 points and the total was 196 ½ points. There has been no movement on the total and a ½ point move on Milwaukee.

The teams went head to head on November 21st with Miami posting the 113-106 home overtime win as a -9 ½ point betting favorite. The game went over 202 ½ points. Trend: The over is 3-0 in their past three head to head meetings.

The Heat is now 6-5 on the road following a 109-99 road defeat to the Detroit Pistons as a -6 point favorite. The game landed over 189 ½ points. It was the first time since December 6th that the Heat allowed a team over 100 points. After going up 32-17 after one period the Pistons outscore Miami by 25 points the rest of the way. They allowed Detroit 58% shooting. Dwayne Wade did not play after serving a one game suspension. On the road this season the Heat score 99 points a game and shoot 47.5% from the field.

The Bucks are 8-6 on their home court this season. The team has won seven of their past ten games. They have held nine of their past ten opponents to 94 points or less. Milwaukee on Wednesday defeated Brooklyn 108-93 as a -5 point home favorite. The game went over 189 points. The Bucks held the Nets to just 38% shooting and got a break as the Brooklyn point guard Deron Williams missed the game. The team limits teams to just 43.8% shooting good for ninth in the NFL. The Bucks two guards in Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis had efficient shooting night as each made at least half of their shots and combined for 45 points. The bench came up big with 46 points. Both guards are the team’s leading scorers but make just 40% of their shots making them the most inefficient tandems in the league.

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