Game three of an Eastern Conference First Round series is set for Saturday night when the Milwaukee Bucks visit the Miami Heat. The Heat, surprisingly, split the two games in Milwaukee, but this series still feels like it could be a gentleman’s sweep for the Bucks. Below is my NBA pick for Bucks vs Heat.
Milwaukee Bucks vs Miami Heat Betting Pick
The Pick: Milwaukee Bucks -5.0 at Bookmaker
This game will be played at Kaseya Center at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, 2023.
Why Bet the Milwaukee Bucks:
✅ Milwaukee has been good on the road having won 15 of their last 18 games away from home.
✅ The Bucks have won 13 of their last 20 games played overall.
✅ Miami has lost 10 of their last 15 games played against the Bucks.
Milwaukee Bucks are Not Panicking
The Milwaukee Bucks had everything go wrong in game one, but that corrected itself in their game two win. Milwaukee was without Giannis, and may be without him in game three, but they were still able to win 138-122 to win game two. The Bucks were in complete control of this game early on as they won the first quarter by seven points and led by 26 points at the half. Milwaukee extended that lead to 33 points after three quarter before the Heat finally showed up and made the final score closer than what the game actually was.
The Bucks were led by the three-headed monster of Bobby Portis, Brook Lopez, and Jrue Holiday. Lopez led the team with 25 points, Holiday added 24 points and 11 assists, and Portis chipped in with 13 points, 15 rebounds, and five assists.
The Miami Heat Need to Win Both Home Games
Miami will be happy with leaving Milwaukee with the series evened at one, but they do not feel like a team that is going to pull off an upset. Tyler Herro is a huge miss for the Heat and it may be the reason they cannot beat the top seed in the East.
In the game two loss, Jimmy Butler led the Heat with 25 points and Bam Adebayo added 18 points of his own. A poor game from Miami.