The Miami Heat awaits league-leading Milwaukee Bucks in what seems to be the most interesting clash this Monday night.
Milwaukee Bucks @ Miami Heat Game Preview
Erik Spoelstra’s side is still recovering from a vicious road trip, which didn’t end well at all. During those six games played away from Florida, the Heat showed many weaknesses that have to be eliminated if they want to make some greater impact in the playoffs.
Meanwhile, the Bucks are pushing according to their plan. Giannis and the boys are topping the league with a big lead between them and the rest of the rivals.
Milwaukee Bucks @ Miami Heat Betting Odds
Where and When to Watch Milwaukee Bucks @ Miami Heat Game
Date: March 2nd
Time: 7:30 om ET
Location: American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL
Watch live: NBA TV, SUN, FSWI
Bucks Continuing to Roll
Although some might believe that this is going to be just another game for Mike Budenholzer’s side, it is not like that. Heat will probably end up fourth in the West according to many experts, and potentially, this is the future clash in the Eastern Conference semis.
On top of that, Miami was one of three teams that defeated the Bucks at Fiserv Forum. So, the motivation among the guest is pretty high, for multiple reasons.
Right now, Milwaukee is on a six-game winning streak, with the latest win against the Hornets posted this Sunday. It was a 93-85 win, where Giannis posted 41 points, 20 boards, and 6 assists in just 35 minutes on the court. The Greek Freak is the No.1 candidate for retaking the MVP honors, as he simply breaks all the limits this season.
Khris Middleton is questionable for this match, while Kyle Korver isn’t going to play for sure. Regarding the statistic, the Bucks are 4-6 for Over/Under in the past 10 games, but are 9-3 when talking ATS.
Miami’s Desire to Erase Recent Losses
Before they went on a tour throughout the Western Conference, the Miami Heat were high on morale. However, after all, that ended, the atmosphere radically deflated. During those six matches, the team recorded five losses and just one win, and that was against the poor Golden State Warriors. Miami also lost against Cavaliers in Ohio recently once they ended the tour.
Yet, with wins over Dallas Mavs and the Brooklyn Nets, the Heat somewhat regained their morale, although these two triumphs weren’t that impressive.
Some are saying that all the players acquired from the trade are yet to fit in and that the Heat is in the process of making healthy chemistry. Winning against Milwaukee would create a massive swing in that process. Also, it would give a mental edge over the Bucks before the possible playoff matches, because they would be one of few teams who defeated them twice in a row.
Meyers Leonard is out with an ankle injury, the same as the sharpshooting rookie Tyler Herro.
Miami is 7-3 for Over/Under in the last 10 games, and are also 3-8 ATS in the past 11.