The 49-14 Miami Heat will hit the highway to face the 32-31 Milwaukee Bucks in an NBA pro basketball game on Friday night. Tip off time from Milwaukee is scheduled for 8:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.
The odds from this NBA pro basketball game has the road team Miami Heat favored by -6 ½ points with an over under line of 204 points. There has been no line movement since the odds were released a few hours ago.
This will be the third meeting of the season between these two teams with Miami winning both games but Milwaukee covered the point spread in each contest.
Miami has a road record of 19-11 on the season. The Heat posts their 20th straight victory following a 98-94 road win at the Philadelphia 76ers as a -8 point betting favorite. The game landed under 193 points. The Heat shot 46.7% from the floor along with 5 of 20 from three point range. They allowed the 76ers 47.1% from the field and win because Miami attempted 15 more free throws than Philadelphia. LeBron James for the Heat led the club with 27 points and eight assists on 8 of 19 shooting. Miami sits in the top five offensively in three key areas of offense which are points per game as well as field goal and three point shooting.
The Bucks are 16-15 straight up at home. They lose their second straight following a 106-93 road defeat on Wednesday to the Washington Wizards as a -1 ½ point betting favorite. The game went over 195 points. Milwaukee was playing a back to back and their fourth game in five nights in four different cities. The tired Bucks managed 45.9% from the floor and connected on 6 of 18 shooting. They overcame a 16 point halftime deficit after three quarters but get outscored 31-15 in the final stanza. Milwaukee allowed 50% shooting and 8 of 16 three pointers to the Wizards. Monta Ellis led the Bucks with 26 points and eight assists on 12 of 19 shooting. We have seen better shooting from Milwaukee as both Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis are dishing more assists. Their playing time and starting position has been threatened by the addition of J.J. Reddick so both Ellis and Jennings must be more efficient on the court.