Milwaukee Bucks vs. Miami Heat Odds, Preview, Picks, and Predictions – October 21, 2021
The Milwaukee Bucks are off to a great start in the 2021-22 NBA season, as they have just defeated Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets. Up next for them is a matchup against the new-look Miami Heat, who’s eyeing to get to a 1-0 start as well. Read on for Nitrogen Sports Blog’s Bucks-Heat preview and prediction.
2021 -22 NBA Season: Milwaukee Bucks vs. Miami Heat Game preview and odds
Where: FTX Arena, Miami. FL
When: Thursday, October 21, 2021, 8:00 PM ET
Odds: Milwaukee Bucks (-2) at Brooklyn Nets (+2); over/under: 224.0
Where to watch: TNT
What to know about the Milwaukee Bucks (1-0)
Bucks vs. Heat betting odds for Milwaukee: -2
The Bucks don’t look like they are having any championship hangover after winning the NBA title last season. In their first game of the 2021-22 NBA season, the Bucks destroyed the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday night, 127-107. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton spearheaded the attack of Milwaukee, scoring 32 and 20 points, respectively.
It’s going to be those two again who will be expected to lead Mike Budenholzer’s team when it faces the Heat in South Beach. It could be remembered that the Bucks eliminated Miami in four games in the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs. That matters because the Bucks feel like they have Miami’s number. However, the Bucks might not have Jrue Holiday for Thursday’s game after the point guard suffered a foot injury against the Nets.
What to know about the Miami Heat (0-0)
Bucks vs. Heat betting odds for Miami: +2
There is an increased excitement among Heat fans for their team this season. For one, Miami was able to add a couple of key names to the roster over the offseason. The Heat traded for Kyle Lowry and also signed PJ Tucker. Both players will have significant roles on a Heat team that averaged just 108.1 points per game last season.
The offense should improve with Lowry taking some of the playmaking duties from Jimmy Butler, who can now focus more on getting his buckets. Defensively, Miami projects to be a capable team to slow down a team like Milwaukee. The Heat allowed just 108.0 points per game last season, and that could be better this campaign with Lowry and the versatile Tucker in the fold.
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Bucks vs. Heat betting trends
- The Bucks are 5-0 ATS in their last five games.
- The Bucks are 5-0 ATS in their last five games as the favorite.
- The Heat are 22-9 ATS in their last 31 games after at least three days of rest.
- The Heat are 5-4-1 ATS in their last 10 home games.
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What’s your Bucks vs. Heat prediction?
The Bucks looked and played like world-beaters in their win against the Nets. They also have dominated the Heat in the last playoffs. But Miami has some mystery in it as it has yet to play a regular-season game with Lowry and Tucker. This game could be close enough for a Heat cover.
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