Milwaukee Bucks vs Miami Heat Prediction, 5/29/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Bucks vs Miami Heat
Date: Saturday, May 29, 2021
Location: AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (-4)
The Milwaukee Bucks (46-26) go to AmericanAirlines Arena on Saturday where they'll take on the Miami Heat (40-32). Miami opens this game as 4-point underdogs. The O/U is set at 223.5.
The Milwaukee Bucks faced the Miami Heat and walked away with a win by a score of 113-84 in their last contest. Milwaukee ended the contest having earned a 48.3% FG percentage (43 of 89) and buried 13 of their 36 shots from beyond the arc. From the free throw line, the Bucks buried 14 of their 18 tries for a percentage of 77.8%. When talking about getting rebounds, they earned 55 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 25 assists for the contest as well as creating 15 turnovers and earning 6 steals. Concerning defense, Milwaukee allowed 37.6% from the field on 32 of 85 shooting. Miami earned 19 dimes and had 9 steals in this contest. Moreover, Miami snagged 42 rebounds (7 offensive, 35 defensive) and got 2 rejections. Miami ended up shooting 84.6% from the free throw line by making 11 of 13 tries. They also buried 9 out of their 32 tries from distance.
Khris Middleton is a player who was a major factor in the game. He ended up finishing with 22 points on 8 out of 16 shooting. He played 33:47 mins and also totaled 8 rebounds. Middleton ended up going 50.0% from the field and also recorded 5 assists. An additional guy that had an impact in this game for the Bucks was Jrue Holiday. He had 3 rebounds in 33:36 min played. He finished 70.0% from the field in this contest by shooting 7-of-10 (19 points). When the final whistle was blown, Holiday had accumulated 12 assists.
Milwaukee will enter this game with a record of 46-26 so far this year. They are losing possession via turnover 13.8 times per contest and as a unit are committing 17.3 personal fouls per game. As a unit, Milwaukee is grabbing 48.1 boards per game and is sitting with 1,834 assists this season, which has them ranked 14th in the league in terms of passing the ball. The Bucks are connecting on 38.9% on 3-point shots (1,038 of 2,669) and 76.0% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 120.1 points per contest (1st in the NBA) on 48.7% from the field. On defense, the Bucks are forcing their opponents into 13.2 turnovers every game while drawing 18.3 fouls. The Bucks defensively are allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 45.6% (947 of 1,320) and they relinquish 43.4 boards per contest as a basketball team. They are 17th in the league in allowing assists with 1,804 relinquished for the campaign. They are giving up 38.4% on shots from beyond the arc and they are ranked 22nd in basketball in PPG from their opponents (114.2).
When they last stepped on the court, the Miami Heat walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 113-84 against the Milwaukee Bucks. The Heat collected 35 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards for a total of 42 in this matchup. They gave up possession of the ball 15 times, while getting 9 steals in this game. The Bucks committed 19 personal fouls for this contest which got the Heat to the free throw line for 13 attempts. They were able to knock down 11 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 84.6%. When it comes to shots from beyond the arc, Miami knocked down 9 out of their 32 attempts (28.1%). When the final whistle was blown, the Heat finished 32 for 85 from the field which gave them a rate of 37.6%. The Heat permitted the Bucks to convert 43 out of 89 tries from the floor which had them at 48.3% for the contest. They shot 36.1% from downtown by shooting 13 out of 36 and ended up shooting 14 out of 18 at the free throw line (77.8%). In reference to cleaning up the glass, Miami permitted Milwaukee to collect 55 in total (10 on the offensive side).
Jimmy Butler was important for the Heat in the matchup. He converted 7 of 17 for this game giving him a field goal percentage of 41.2%, and accumulated 8 rebounds. Butler racked up 19 points in his 38:22 mins on the court and had 6 assists for this game. Someone else that was pivotal for Miami was Bam Adebayo. He ended up finishing with 4 assists in 31:32 mins on the hardwood, and he put in 7 out of 14 from the floor. Adebayo finished going 50.0% from the floor while also notching 17 points and 8 boards.
Miami has a win-loss record of 40-32 for the season. In terms of offensive execution, the Heat are hitting on 46.8% from the field, which is ranked 15th in basketball. Miami has tallied 7,781 pts so far this season (108.1 per game) and they grab 41.5 boards per game. They are assisting teammates 26.3 times per game (9th in basketball) and they turn it over 14.1 times per game. The Heat commit 18.9 fouls every game and they hit 79.0% from the free throw line. The Heat defensively are ranked 5th in the league in points per game surrendered with 108.0. They have allowed 25.8 assists and 42.9 rebounds per game, which is ranked 23rd and 10th in basketball. The Miami defense gives up 36.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter (1,027 of 2,814) and opponents are converting on 78.2% of their foul shots. They have forced 15.1 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 45.9% from the floor (6th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Milwaukee (-4)
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