Bucks vs. Heat: NBA Best Bets and Bold Predictions

In their last 11 encounters during the regular season, the Bucks and Heat have been defeated by the home team. When these teams met at Fiserv Forum in late October, Milwaukee extended that run. Miami has a chance to continue it on Tuesday at Kayesa Center in an In-Season Tournament matchup.

Following a five-game road trip that culminated in a two-game losing streak, the Heat (10-7) are returning to South Florida for the first time in nearly two weeks. After losing its home opener, Miami has gone 4-0 in front of its supporters. The Bucks (12-5) went on the road once more following a clean two-game homestand this past weekend. Milwaukee is now 4–4 on the road this year after dropping its most recent away game to the Boston Celtics a week ago.

Stars abound in Tuesday’s injury report: Tyler Herro (ankle) is out, Bam Adebayo (hip) is likely, and Khris Middleton (Achilles) and Jimmy Butler (ankle) are both questionable.

  • Miami Heat vs. Milwaukee Bucks Spread: Heat +2.5 (-110) | Bucks -2.5 (-125)
  • MIL (-163) | MIA (+120) is the moneyline.
  • 227.5 in total, Over (-110) | Under (-125)
  • Details of the game: Tuesday, November 28 at 7:30 p.m. ET on TNT
  • Best Preference: Under 227.5 (-125)

Audacious Forecast: Giannis Antetokounmpo to Grab 15+ Rebounds

In the first of the Bucks and Heat’s three regular-season encounters, Milwaukee prevailed 122–114 in a high-scoring game. Damian Lillard chipped in with 25 points, while Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 33. Herro led all scorers with 35 points in a losing effort and was the only Miami player to score more than 20 points.

The Heat are 24th in the league in scoring average (109.8), although they have occasionally found it difficult to score more than 100 points this year. The Bucks struggle to score points; as a team, they rank fourth in the league (120.4). Their defense, which Miami leads in scoring defense (107-8), is unexpectedly poor and currently sits in the bottom 10 (117.5).