Game 2 of the Bucks – Heat series ended controversially. It’s largely believed that the foul called on Giannis Antetokounmpo was incorrect, which led to walk-off free throws for Jimmy Butler to win it and pull off the upset, according to the NBA odds.
Down 0-2 in the series, will the top-seeded Bucks sign their death sentence with another loss, or will they be able to pull together and narrow the series? The following will find the best NBA odds for Bucks – Heat, give you some betting trends and break down the game itself.
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NBA Odds and Game Info | Bucks vs. Heat | 9/4
Bucks – Heat Game Info
Milwaukee Bucks (56-17) vs. Miami Heat (44-29)
Date: Friday, Sept. 4, 2020
Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
Venue: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex – Kissimmee, FL
After being the top regular season team in the league, the Bucks find themselves down two games to start this series, whether it’s due to a blown call or not. When looking at the stats in Game 2, you may think the Bucks would have come away with the win. They shot more free throws than the Heat, while also making them at a higher percentage. Milwaukee was also a whopping +10 in offensive rebounds.
Ultimately, the Bucks’ biggest weakness in the game is what they have struggled with all season long, and that’s defending the 3-point shot. The Heat made 17 from long range, converting on 37.8% of those shots. While these aren’t mind-blowing numbers, they are solid ones. More importantly, it’s better than the 28% from deep that the Bucks shot.
Miami took a balanced offensive approach in Game 2. Their leader, Jimmy Butler, attempted only eight shots in the game. Goran Dragic ended up being the leading scorer, with 23 points. However, seven different Heat players scored in double digits, and their 36 bench points made a big difference in the game.
One would think the Bucks again will come out aggressively. They dominated the boards, which is typically the recipe for success. If you want to buy into the narrative that the refs have an agenda in the NBA, they may be leaning in favor of Milwaukee tonight. They definitely want these series to go as many games as possible after losing out on so much other money earlier. Still, the refs cannot control the ball going through the net, and Miami has been very sharp.
Bucks vs. Heat NBA Odds Shopping
Using Awesemo’s OddsShopper tool, we can easily compare the NBA odds for Bucks vs. Heat across the major sports books. The odds expressed are from 11 a.m. EST on 9/4, so make sure to check out the OddsShopper tool yourself to get the most up to date odds.
Bucks -5.5 (-110) — BetMGM, FanDuel, PointsBet
Heat +5.5 (-109) — SugarHouse, BetRivers, DraftKings
Over: 223 (-110) — PointsBet
Under: 223.5 (-110) — BetMGM, FanDuel
Heat vs. Bucks NBA Betting Trends
- Miami leads the season series with Milwaukee 4-1.
- Milwaukee is 4-2 against the spread (ATS) in its last six games.
- The total has hit the over in four of Milwaukee’s last “road” games.
- Miami is 6-0 ATS in its last six games.
- The total has hit the under in five of Miami’s last seven games.
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