The 68-16 Miami Heat will travel to play a desperate 38-46 Milwaukee Bucks in Game three of their best of seven NBA playoff series with a pro basketball game on Thursday night. Tip off time from Milwaukee is scheduled for 7PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by TNT.
The odds from this NBA pro basketball game has the road club Miami Heat favored by -7 ½ points with an over under line of 194 points. There has been no line movement since the odds were released a few hours ago.
The Miami Heat has taken a 2-0 series lead following a 98-86 home victory in game two against the Milwaukee Bucks as a -14 point betting favorite. The total landed under 197 points.
The Heat is 29-12 straight up on the road. Miami had a good fourth quarter in victory as they outscored the Bucks 30-21. They shot 44.9% from the floor and connected on 6 of 19 three pointers. They did a good job at the free throw line by making 22 of 26 from the charity stripe. Dwyane Wade led the Heat with 21 points and seven boards as he made 8 of his 14 shots. LeBron scored 19 points and dished six assists as he made 6 of 14 from the field. Miami is the top shooting and second best three point shooting team in the NBA this season. The club connects on 49.6% of their shots and 39.6% from beyond the arc.
The Bucks are 21-20 playing at home. The Bucks wasted a 50% shooting game in their game two defeat. There were several reasons for this. Milwaukee made only 4 of 18 three pointers, missed 7 of 17 free throws, had ten less rebounds and committed 17 turnovers. Ersan Ilyasova led the Bucks with 21 points and six boards as he made 9 of his 14 shots. The inefficient guard duo of Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis combined for 5 of 22 shooting and 0 of 10 from three. Milwaukee got a great performance from their supporting cast but like so many times this season the team’s two stars couldn’t shoot a lick. The Bucks are 28th and third last in shooting the basketball as Monta Ellis hits on 41.6% of his shots and Brandon Jennings just 39.9%. In the playoffs free agent to be Brandon Jennings is making 31.4% of his shots.