Milwaukee Bucks vs Miami Heat Prediction, 1/12/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Milwaukee Bucks vs Miami Heat
Date: Thursday, January 12, 2023
Location: FTX Arena in Miami, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
The Milwaukee Bucks are hitting the road to FTX Arena on Thursday where they will go up against the Miami Heat.
The Bucks played the Knicks and earned the victory with a final of 111-107 in their last game. When it comes to personal fouls, the Bucks ended up with 17 while the Knicks accounted for 14 personal fouls. They also made 11 of their 41 attempts from 3-point range. New York finished 90.9% from the free throw line by making 20 of their 22 shots. In addition, New York collected 48 boards (18 offensive, 30 defensive) and added 5 blocks. New York totaled 16 assists and had 8 steals in this game. When talking about the defense, Milwaukee let their opponent shoot 38.0% from the field on 38 out of 100 shooting. They also doled out 27 dimes for the contest in addition to forcing 7 turnovers and having 3 steals. Concerning getting rebounds, they collected 48 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. From the free throw line, the Bucks converted 14 of 18 attempts for a percentage of 77.8%. Milwaukee wrapped up the contest having earned a 43.8% field goal percentage (39 of 89) and knocked down 19 of their 49 3-pointers.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is a guy who was important for the contest. He scored 22 points on 6 of 15 shooting. He played 36 mins and grabbed 10 boards. Antetokounmpo finished shooting 40.0% from the field and distributed 5 dimes.
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Milwaukee will enter this game with a mark of 26-14 this season. They have an average of 112.4 points per game (18th in basketball) while hitting 45.4% from the floor. The Bucks are shooting 34.4% on shots from distance (529 of 1,537) and 74.1% from the charity stripe. As a team, Milwaukee is grabbing 49.3 rebounds per game and has 978 assists on the campaign, which has them ranked 23rd in basketball in terms of passing. They turn it over 15.7 times per contest and as a team are committing 18.6 fouls on a nightly basis.
On the defensive end, the Bucks are forcing their opponents into 12.3 turnovers per game while drawing 19.5 fouls. They are ranked 1st in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 909 relinquished for the year. The Bucks defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 45.1% (1,659 of 3,676) and they surrender 43.8 rebounds per game as a unit. They give up 34.4% on 3-point attempts and they are 8th in the NBA in PPG allowed (111.1).
In their last game, the Heat went home victorious with a score of 112-111 against the Thunder. The Heat earned 28 defensive boards and 13 offensive rebounds for a total of 41 in the game. They also gave up possession 19 times, while getting 10 steals for the contest. The Thunder committed 27 personal fouls in the game which got the Heat to the free throw line for a total of 40 shots. They were able to make 40 of them for a rate of 100.0%. In relation to three-point attempts, Miami made 10 out of 33 attempts (30.3%). At the conclusion of this game, the Heat walked away from this one shooting 31 for 79 from the field which gave them a percentage of 39.2%. The Heat permitted the Thunder to make 44 of 91 attempts from the floor which left them shooting 48.4% for this game. They went 25.7% from distance via 9 out of 35 and walked away from this one shooting 14 of 21 at the free throw line (66.7%). When talking about rebounding, Miami permitted Oklahoma City to snag 44 overall (14 offensive).
Jimmy Butler ended up being a factor for the Heat for the matchup. He made 6 out of 17 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 35.3%, and had 7 rebounds. Butler totaled 35 points in his 38 mins on the hardwood and had 4 dimes for the matchup.
Miami has a record of 22-20 this year. When it comes to offense, the Heat are connecting on 45.1% from the field, which has them ranked 26th in the NBA. Miami has accumulated 4,569 points for the year (108.8 per game) and they collect 40.7 rebounds per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 23.6 times per contest (22nd in the NBA) and they are losing possession via turnover 13.5 times per game. The Heat commit 19.2 fouls per game and they shoot 82.6% from the charity stripe.
The Miami defense gives up 36.4% on shots from beyond the perimeter (545 of 1,496) and their opposition makes 77.9% of their free throw attempts. They have given up 25.4 assists and 43.1 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is 17th and 10th in the NBA. The Heat defensively are ranked 2nd in the league in points given up per game with 109.0. They are able to force 16.6 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 47.6% from the floor (22nd in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Milwaukee
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