Milwaukee Bucks vs Miami Heat Prediction, 5/27/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Bucks vs Miami Heat
Date: Thursday, May 27, 2021
Location: AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (-1.5)
AmericanAirlines Arena is the site where and the Miami Heat (40-32) will take on the Milwaukee Bucks (46-26) on Thursday in Game 3 of their series. Milwaukee leads 2-0. The line on this contest has Milwaukee as 1.5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 227.5.
The Bucks earned the victory with a final of 132-98 in Game 2. Milwaukee walked away from the game with a 48.9% FG percentage (46 of 94) and buried 22 of their 53 3-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Bucks converted 18 of their 20 tries for a rate of 90.0%. In the matter of grabbing rebounds, they earned a total of 61 with 21 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 34 dimes for this contest while forcing 11 turnovers and earning 8 steals. When it comes to defense, Milwaukee allowed the other team to shoot 40.2% from the floor on 33 out of 82 shooting. Miami recorded 20 assists and had 6 steals in this matchup. Moreover, Miami grabbed 36 boards (9 offensive, 27 defensive) and had 5 blocks. Miami shot 68.6% at the charity stripe by converting 24 of 35 tries. They buried 8 of their 28 attempts from three-point range.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is a guy who was a major factor in this contest. He ended up with 31 points on 12 of 23 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 30:54 mins and also totaled 13 rebounds. Antetokounmpo finished the game shooting 52.2% from the field and also totaled 6 assists. One more player that was a contributor in this game for the Bucks was Khris Middleton. He collected 2 rebounds in his 24:00 min on the court. He ended up shooting 80.0% from the field in this matchup by connecting on 4-of-5 (17 points). When this game wrapped up, Middleton collected 3 assists.
Milwaukee will enter this contest with a mark of 46-26 this year. They are turning it over 13.8 times per game and as a group they are committing 17.3 fouls every game. As a unit, Milwaukee is collecting 48.1 boards per game and has accounted for 1,834 dimes for the campaign, which is 14th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Bucks are hitting 38.9% on three-point shots (1,038 of 2,669) and 76.0% from the free throw line. They average 120.1 points per game (1st in the NBA) on 48.7% from the field. When they are on defense, the Bucks are forcing 13.2 turnovers per game while drawing 18.3 fouls. The Bucks defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 45.6% (947 of 1,320) and they surrender 43.4 boards per game as a team. They are currently ranked 17th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,804 surrendered for the season. They are conceding 38.4% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 22nd in the NBA in PPG allowed (114.2).
In their Game 2 loss, the Heat earned 27 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 36 in this game. They gave up possession of the ball 11 times, while getting 6 steals for the game. The Bucks committed 25 fouls in the game which took the Heat to the free throw line for 35 attempts. They were able to bury 24 of the free throws for a rate of 68.6%. When discussing shots from downtown, Miami knocked down 8 of 28 attempts (28.6%). At the conclusion of this game, the Heat went 33 out of 82 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 40.2%. The Heat permitted the Bucks to make 46 out of their 94 tries from the field which left them shooting 48.9% for the contest. They wrapped up this game 41.5% from three-point range by shooting 22 of 53 and finished the game at 18 out of 20 from the free throw line (90.0%). In relation to how they rebounded, Miami allowed Milwaukee to get 61 in all (21 on the offensive side).
Bam Adebayo pitched in for the Heat for the contest. He converted 5 out of 11 for this game for a field goal percentage of 45.5%, and accumulated 3 rebounds. Adebayo had 16 points in his 28:38 minutes on the court and accounted for 4 assists for this contest. One more player that was important for Miami was Jimmy Butler. He ended up finishing with 4 assists in 31:50 mins on the hardwood, and he shot 4 out of 10 from the floor. Butler ended the game having shot 40.0% from the field and also contributing 10 points and 2 rebounds.
Miami has a win-loss record of 40-32 on the campaign. On the offensive side of the court, the Heat are shooting 46.8% from the floor, which has them ranked 15th in the league. Miami has accounted for 7,781 points on the campaign (108.1 per game) and they snag 41.5 boards per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 26.3 times per contest (9th in the NBA) and they turn it over 14.1 times per game. The Heat have committed 18.9 fouls every game and they connect on 79.0% from the charity stripe. The Heat on the defensive side of the court are 5th in basketball in PPG given up with 108.0. They are able to force 15.1 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.9% from the field (6th in the league). The Miami defense allows 36.5% on three-point shots (1,027 of 2,814) and their opposition knocks down 78.2% of their free throw attempts. They allow 25.8 assists and 42.9 boards per contest, which has them ranked 23rd and 10th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Milwaukee (-1.5)
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