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Milwaukee Bucks vs Miami Heat 10/21/2021 NBA Picks and Game Analysis

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Milwaukee Bucks vs Miami Heat 10-21-2021 NBA Picks and Game Analysis

Milwaukee Bucks vs Miami Heat 10/21/2021 – The defending champions Milwaukee Bucks are off to a good start and they hope to keep the momentum running. This team is going to take their act on the road and test the retooled Miami Heat this coming Thursday, October 21. Both teams will be locking horns inside the FTX Arena in Miami, Florida at exactly 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The Bally Sports Sun will be putting the game live on television and the online live stream is made available to NBA League Pass subscribers. Even with the home-court advantage, the Miami Heat are considered as the riskier pick in NBA betting lines against the Milwaukee Bucks.

Milwaukee Bucks vs Miami Heat 10/21/2021

When: October 21, 2021 8:00 PM ET
Where: FTX Arena, Miami, Florida
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Stream: NBA League Pass

Milwaukee Bucks vs Miami Heat 10/21/2021 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Milwaukee Bucks -1.5 ( -110 ) 224.5 o ( -110 ) -123
Miami Heat +1.5 ( -110 ) 224.5 u ( -110 ) +103
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Milwaukee Bucks Betting

The Milwaukee Bucks are proving to their doubters that their NBA Championship is not a fluke after dominating the Brooklyn Nets in their opening day matchup, 127-104. Giannis Antetokounmpo looked as dominant as ever, providing his team with 32 points, 14 rebounds, seven assists and two blocks. He got help from Khris Middleton who almost had a double-double as well with 20 points and nine boards. Pat Connaughton was an x-factor coming off the bench with 20 points and shot four three-pointers. Jordan Nwora is also a surprise contributor with 15 points and six assists.

Players to watch: G. Antetokounmpo PF 61 GP 61 GS 33 MIN 28.1 PTS 1.6 OR 9.4 DR 11 REB 5.9 AST 1.2 STL 1.2 BLK 3.4 TO 2.8 PF 1.7 AST/TO 29.24 PER

K. Middleton SF 68 GP 68 GS 33.4 MIN 20.4 PTS 0.8 OR 5.2 DR 6 REB 5.4 AST 1.1 STL 0.1 BLK 2.6 TO 2.4 PF 2.1 AST/TO 18.3 PER

J. Holiday PG 59 GP 56 GS 32.3 MIN 17.7 PTS 1.2 OR 3.3 DR 4.5 REB 6.1 AST 1.6 STL 0.6 BLK 2.2 TO 1.7 PF 2.8 AST/TO 20.05 PER.

Miami Heat Betting

The Miami Heat were able to make significant moves during the off-season and added veteran players to their roster. Kyle Lowry came to the Heat in a trade with the Toronto Raptors for Goran Dragic while PJ Tucker signed as a free agent and he brings his championship experience from the Milwaukee Bucks. Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo are going to be the anchors and team leaders and they will get support from Duncan Robinson and Tyler Herro. KZ Okpala had shown good potential last season and he is expected to be a significant staple to the team’s rotation this year.

Players to Watch: J. Butler SF 52 GP 52 GS 33.6 MIN 21.5 PTS 1.8 OR 5.1 DR 6.9 REB 7.1 AST 2.1 STL 0.3 BLK 2.1 TO 1.4 PF 3.4 AST/TO 26.57 PER

B. Adebayo C 64 GP 64 GS 33.5 MIN 18.7 PTS 2.2 OR 6.7 DR 9 REB 5.4 AST 1.2 STL 1 BLK 2.6 TO 2.3 PF 2 AST/TO 22.76 PER

T. Herro PG 54 GP 15 GS 30.3 MIN 15.1 PTS 0.5 OR 4.5 DR 5 REB 3.4 AST 0.6 STL 0.3 BLK 1.9 TO 1.3 PF 1.8 AST/TO 13.42 PER.

Milwaukee Bucks vs Miami Heat 10/21/2021 Betting Numbers

Trends

Milwaukee Bucks

Milwaukee are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games.
Bucks are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games.
Milwaukee are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against Miami.
Milwaukee are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games against Miami.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee’s last 5 games on the road.
Milwaukee are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Miami.
Milwaukee are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
Bucks are 12-2 SU in their last 14 games against an opponent in the Southeast Division division.
Milwaukee are 10-2 SU in their last 12 games played in October.

Miami Heat

Miami are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Miami’s last 17 games.
Miami are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami’s last 6 games against Milwaukee.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Miami’s last 8 games at home.
Miami are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games when playing at home against Milwaukee.
Heat are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
Miami are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Central Division division.
Miami are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games played in October.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami’s last 6 games played on a Thursday.

Injuries

Milwaukee Bucks

Brook Lopez C Back is OUT Thursday vs Miami
Jrue Holiday PG Heel is downgraded to OUT Thursday vs Miami
Rodney Hood SG Foot is downgraded to OUT Thursday vs Miami
Bobby Portis PF Hamstring is downgraded to OUT Thursday vs Miami
Semi Ojeleye PF Calf is downgraded to OUT Thursday vs Miami
Donte DiVincenzo SG Foot is out indefinitely

Miami Heat

Victor Oladipo SG Knee is out indefinitely

Head-to-Head
Milwaukee Bucks Miami Heat
N/A Against the Spread N/A
N/A Straight Up N/A
N/A Points per Game N/A
N/A Points Allowed per Game N/A
45.71 Offensive FG% N/A
77.78 Offensive FT% N/A
37.78 Offensive 3PT% N/A
44.05 Defensive FG% N/A
56.52 Defensive FT% N/A
53.13 Defensive 3PT% N/A

Milwaukee Bucks vs Miami Heat Betting Picks

The Milwaukee Bucks had a strong performance and the best bet to win according to the top online sportsbook against the Miami Heat. This is going to be a rugged battle and it should be close between both teams.

Moneyline: The ML given to the Heat if they win at home is at +103 while the visiting Bucks are -123.

ATS: It is a tight 1.3 points on the ATS for this game and the Bucks have a -1.5 while the Heat are on the other side with +1.5.

TOTALs: The total set for this matchup is at 224.5 points with the Heat going over and the Bucks are under.

Score Prediction: 118 – 113, Bucks