Miami Heat vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction, 3/2/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Miami Heat vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Bally Sports WI
The Miami Heat (41-21) are en route to Fiserv Forum on Wednesday where they will attempt to beat the Milwaukee Bucks (37-25).
The Heat stepped onto the hardwood against the Bulls and notched a win by a score of 112-99 in their last contest. Miami wrapped up the game with a 49.4% field goal percentage (40 out of 81) and knocked down 12 of 31 shots from beyond the arc. From the free throw line, the Heat converted 20 of their 26 shots for a percentage of 76.9%. Regarding hauling in rebounds, they compiled a total of 39 with 9 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 28 assists for this game in addition to creating 4 turnovers and earning 8 steals. Pertaining to defense, Miami allowed the other team to shoot 48.8% from the floor on 41 out of 84 shooting. Chicago earned 38 assists and had 23 steals for the game. On top of that, Chicago totaled 33 rebounds (5 offensive, 28 defensive) and added 5 rejections. Chicago finished the contest at 66.7% from the charity stripe by knocking down 10 of their 15 shots. They also converted 7 of their 29 tries from beyond the perimeter. When it comes to fouls, the Heat ended up walking away with 18 while the Bulls accounted for 14 fouls.
Bam Adebayo is a player who was a major factor for the matchup. Adebayo went 75.0% from the field and dished out 5 assists. He was on the court for 29 mins played and also snagged 7 boards. He had 15 points on 6 out of 8 shooting.
Get all of our NBA Picks Today
Miami comes into this contest with a mark of 41-21 on the campaign. They are turning it over 14.7 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 20.7 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Miami is grabbing 44.5 boards per game and has earned 1,595 dimes this season, which ranks 6th in the league in terms of passing the ball. The Heat are shooting 37.4% on shots from downtown (824 of 2,206) and 80.7% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 109.5 pts per game (16th in the league) while connecting on 46.2% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Heat are forcing 15.5 turnovers per game and they draw 20.7 personal fouls. They currently rank 9th in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,443 surrendered this year. The Heat defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 44.4% (2,305 of 5,190) and they relinquish 41.7 rebounds per game as a squad. They are relinquishing 34.4% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 5th in the NBA in points per game allowed (104.7).
When they last stepped on the court, the Bucks walked away with a victory by a final of 130-106 against the Hornets. The Bucks earned 45 defensive rebounds and 17 offensive rebounds totaling 62 in the matchup. They gave up possession of the ball 13 times, while earning 4 steals in this game. The Hornets earned 8 personal fouls in the game which got the Bucks to the free throw line for 37 attempts. They were able to convert 32 of them for a percentage of 86.5%. Regarding shots from 3-point land, Milwaukee made 18 of their 45 tries (40.0%). When the final whistle was blown, the Bucks went 40 for 91 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.0%. The Bucks allowed the Hornets to convert 36 of their 93 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 38.7% in the matchup. They went 35.9% from 3-point land by hitting 14 of 39 and ended up going 20 out of 32 at the free throw line (62.5%). In reference to cleaning up the glass, Milwaukee permitted Charlotte to pull down 31 in all (10 on the offensive side).
Giannis Antetokounmpo was important for the Bucks for the game. Antetokounmpo had 26 points in his 28 minutes on the court and accumulated 6 dimes for this contest. He converted 6 out of 10 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 60.0%, and had 16 rebounds.
Milwaukee has a mark of 37-25 so far this year. The Bucks are responsible for committing 18.4 personal fouls every game and they connect on 77.4% from the free throw line. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 23.4 times per contest (21st in the NBA) and they lose possession via turnover 13.6 times per game. Milwaukee has scored 7,043 pts so far this season (113.6 per contest) and they pull in 46.6 rebounds per game. As an offensive unit, the Bucks are hitting on 46.1% from the floor, which is 14th in the league.
The Bucks defensively are ranked 16th in the league in points given up per game with 110.0. They have forced 13.3 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 44.8% from the field (8th in the NBA). The Milwaukee defense surrenders 34.5% on shots from beyond the arc (872 of 2,531) and their opponents are knocking down 74.0% of their free throw attempts. They have conceded 25.1 dimes and 44.8 boards every game, which ranks them 22nd and 18th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Miami
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Get all of Today's Free NBA Picks
Get all of Today's Expert NBA Picks