The 37-39 Milwaukee Bucks will travel to play the 60-16 Miami Heat in an NBA pro basketball game on Tuesday night. Tip off time from Miami is scheduled for 7:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.
The NBA odds from this pro basketball game will be out on Tuesday afternoon as Dwyane Wade is listed as doubtful and Chris Bosh is questionable with injuries.
This will be the fourth meeting of the year between these two clubs with Miami winning all three games. Milwaukee covered the point spread in two of the three games.
Milwaukee has a road record of 16-20 on the year. They break a two game losing streak after a 100-83 home victory against the Toronto Raptors as a -6 point betting favorite. The game finished under the total of 202 ½ points. The Bucks got off to a fast start by taking a 61-42 lead at the half. They shot 47.4% from the floor and made 6 of 19 three point attempts. Milwaukee held the Raptors to just 36.1% shooting and forced 18 Toronto turnovers. Monta Elllis led the Bucks with 22 points and nine assists as he made 10 of 10 free throw attempts. The victory clinched a playoff spot for Milwaukee. They hold the eighth seed in the Eastern conference and trails the seventh seeded Boston Celtics by 2 ½ games with only six games remaining meaning the Bucks will most likely open the playoffs against Miami in the first round. Milwaukee has struggled this season with their shooting as the team connects on 43.6% from the floor ranking 25th in the NBA.
The Heat is 33-4 playing at home. They win their second straight after a 106-87 home victory on Saturday to the Philadelphia 76ers as a -7 point betting favorite. The game came in at over 189 ½ points. It was a nice start for Miami as they go up 33-18 after one period. Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh did not play for the Heat. They still shot 48.2% from the floor and made 14 of 25 three pointers. The team pulled down seven more rebounds than the 76ers and held Philadelphia to 40.2% shooting. LeBron James led the Heat with 27 points and five assists as he connected on 12 of 17 shooting. Miami is an explosive offensive team on their home court as they average 106.7 points and hit on 50.9% from the field. The Heat have clinched best record in the Eastern conference and holds a four game lead over the San Antonio Spurs for best record in the NBA with just six games remaining.