VegasInsider.com
VI Mobile Scores and Betting OddsVI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds Be Social
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Auto
Golf
Horses
More
Betting Tools

 
Bucks at Heat
Check out more NBA Odds and Props at BookMaker.eu!

by Kyle Markus

NBA Game Preview - Milwaukee Bucks at Miami Heat

If the playoffs started today, the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks would face off with the No. 8 seed Miami Heat in the first round of the Eastern Conference postseason. The teams will play this week in a possible preview of that playoff showdown. Miami is at home, which could give it a chance to win this game, but Milwaukee is the vastly superior team and should still be favored.

The Bucks are three games ahead of the Raptors for the No. 1 seed in the East. Milwaukee has great odds of clinching not only that but also the best record in the NBA. Miami is the front-runner to claim the No. 8 seed but cannot relax because there are several teams on its tail.

This is a critical clash for the Heat, which would love to pull off the upset in NBA wagering.

This NBA basketball game between the Milwaukee Bucks and Miami Heat will be held at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada at 8 p.m. ET on Friday, March 15th, 2019. The game will be nationally televised on NBA TV.

We'll have NBA basketball odds at BookMaker.eu available for every game of the 2019 NBA season.

Odds Analysis

The Bucks have a record of 51-17 on the season, which is several games better than anyone else in the league. Milwaukee has won seven of its past 10 games and has been the model of consistency this year, rarely losing back-to-back games. The Bucks are an impressive 24-12 on the road this year, and will look to keep that up in this one.

Advertisement
Miami is 32-35 on the season. The Heat is two games ahead of the Magic and Hornets for the final postseason berth in the East. Miami has not been that good at home this year with a 16-16 mark and would really benefit from a win in this one in NBA odds.

Injury Report

Both teams are fairly healthy, but it seems like Milwaukee will likely be without point guard George Hill in this one. He is battling a groin injury that has kept him out for a significant stretch. George isn’t the most important player on the team but he is a nice complementary piece off the bench.

Hill is averaging 7.1 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game. He is shooting 44.3 percent from the floor and 32.3 percent from three-point range. The Bucks aren’t going to be affected by his absence in this one, but they hope to be of full health when the playoffs come around because making it to the NBA Finals is a legitimate aspiration and it would be nice to have all hands on deck.

Player To Watch

Goran Dragic -- The Miami point guard is a talented player, but he has missed a big chunk of this season due to a knee injury. Dragic has returned to play the last three games, and while his minutes have been limited, it’s still been a welcome return.

Miami needs everyone on its roster to play well in order to knock off the Bucks, and Dragic is talented enough to have a big game. He is averaging 14.7 points and 4.1 assists per game on the year. In three games since returning to the floor, Dragic is averaging 10.7 points and 2.7 assists in about 19 minutes per game.

Miami may choose to keep him on the court longer in this one if Dragic is playing well, as he has been playing long enough to feel better about the knee.

Free NBA ATS Picks

The Heat gets this one at home and has the bigger ramifications from the result, so it will certainly play hard. However, the Bucks are just too talented and deep. Milwaukee is getting close to wrapping up the No. 1 seed in the East, and once it does that, the Bucks can rest a bit and get ready for what they hope to be a deep postseason run.

Look for Milwaukee to grab control of this game by early in the second half and hold off any run Miami might threaten with. The Bucks are the pick to not only win this game but also cover the spread in NBA gambling.

NBA ATS Pick: Milwaukee Bucks 112, Miami Heat 103

BookMaker offers play-by-play betting odds for live sporting events every day! The user-friendly wagering interface on your smartphone provides an easy way to place bets on the go. Mobile betting lines are updated by the minute, so click here to start gambling on thrilling live action at BookMaker Sportsbook!

  
HEADLINES
· News: Win Total Betting Update
· Harden drops 61, Rockets top Spurs
· Giannis, Bucks roll past Heat 116-87
· PG13, Thunder beat Raptors 116-109
· Clippers win 110-108, Cavaliers cover
· Nuggets beat Knicks for 6th straight
· Magic rally past Grizzlies in overtime
· Suns forward Oubre out for season
· Bosh ready to see his jersey retired
MORE HEADLINES
 
Why Buy Picks From VegasInsider.com
NBA Pro Basketball Expert Handicapper Sports Picks Records
NBA Hot Streaks
5-0 G-Plays, 20-6 Picks, +2,448 TY
7-1 L6 Days, 6-0 Guarantees
5-0 L5 Guarantees, 10-3 L13 Picks
10-2 L2 Days, 13-5 L18 G-Plays
6-3 L3 Days, 26-7 L33 Over/Unders
+2,357 Picks This Year
25-9 L34 G-Plays, 37-16 L53 Picks
5-2 Last 7 NBA Selections
26-11 L37 Over/Under Plays
4-1 Record L5 Selections
8-3 L11 G-Plays, 11-5 L16 Picks
13-5 Last 18 NBA Totals
9-3 L12 NBA Selections
5-1 L6 G-Plays, 12-6 L18 Picks
6-2 L8 NBA Guarantees
3-1 Picks, 15-7 Totals, +1,545 TY
3-0 Y'day, 11-5 Picks, 4-1 G-Plays
NBA Pro Basketball Expert Sports Picks
2018 NBA SEASON PICK RECORDS
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
Doc's Sports + 3232
Joe Nelson + 2548
ASA + 2237
Last 7 Day Leaders
Handicapper Money
Scott Rickenbach + 702
Chip Chirimbes + 553
NeiltheGreek + 491
Percentage Leaders
Handicapper Pct
ASA 61 %
Joe Nelson 60 %
Kyle Hunter 58 %
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
Joe Nelson + 2571
ASA + 1585
Scott Rickenbach + 668
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
Bill Marzano + 1729
Alex Smart + 1673
Joe Williams + 1077
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
Antony Dinero + 2085
Micah Roberts + 1676
Jimmy Boyd + 1262
MORE PICK RECORDS
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, SAVE 10% off a Live Odds Pro subscription, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Gold Membership