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Bucks vs. Heat Predictions, Odds, Preview

May 27, 2021
by Jonathan Willis
NBA Expert

Miami is facing a must-win Game 3. No team has ever come back from a 3-0 deficit to go on and win a series, so the Heat know they have to knock off the Milwaukee Bucks in Miami on Thursday.

The Heat were run off the court by the Bucks in Game 2 after Game 1 went to overtime, so the Heat must answer the bell this time.

Bucks vs. Heat Betting Resources

Betting Odds - Bucks vs. Heat

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  • Spread: Bucks -1.5
  • Money-Line: Milwaukee -120, Miami +100
  • Total: 226.5

The Bucks travel to Miami owning a 2-0 lead as Milwaukee has won four of five meetings this season. (AP)

Bucks vs. Heat Current Form

Miami’s defense kept them in it for all of Game 1. Milwaukee shot just 16.1% from beyond the arc and turned the ball over 17 times. Giannis Antetokuonmpo had 26 points, but he went just 10-of-27 from the field.

Unfortunately for the Heat, their stars were even worse from the floor. Jimmy Butler went just 4-of-22 and Bam Adebayo went 4-of-15 as the duo combined for a meager 26 points.

On a positive note, Duncan Robinson went 7 of 13 from beyond the arc and Goran Dragic came off the bench to score 25 points to help force overtime.

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