Milwaukee Bucks vs. Miami Heat 01/15/19: Starting Lineups, Matchup Breakdown, Odds, Daily Fantasy, Betting

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Miami Heat Preview

In a battle between the Eastern Conference’s number two and six seed, the Milwaukee Bucks (30-12) host the Miami Heat (21-20) tonight at Fiserv Forum.

The Bucks won their last game and are 8-2 in their last 10 games. Miami has won their last two games and is 6-4 in their last 10.

Milwaukee and Miami most recently met on December 22, with Miami coming away with a 97-84 win. Josh Richardson led the Heat with 16 points and Hassan Whiteside had 13 rebounds. Khris Middleton led the Bucks with 18 points.

The Bucks have lost their last six to the Miami Heat, so they’ll be looking to turning the tide at home.

TV Schedule

Date: 01/15/19
Time: 8:00pm ET
Arena: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, WI

Milwaukee Bucks Starting Lineup

PGEric Bledsoe
SGMalcolm Brogdon
SFKhris Middleton
PFGiannis Antetokounmpo
CBrook Lopez

Bucks Analysis

Milwaukee Bucks

The Bucks have played very well at home this season, with a 19-4 record, so they won’t be looking at allowing Miami to give them their fifth loss at home this season.

The Bucks lost on Friday to the Wizards, but they were without the services of forward Giannis Antetokounmpo. They had him back on Sunday in their 133-114 win over the Atlanta Hawks.

Giannis looked no worse for the wear against the Hawks, finishing with 33 points, six rebounds, and four assists. Eric Bledsoe had yet another standout game with 24 points and 10 assists, and Khris Middleton also had a double-double.

A 35-point first quarter and 38-point fourth quarter seemed to perfectly bookend the win over the Hawks, who will have a slightly tougher challenge ahead tonight.

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Miami Heat Starting Lineup

PGDion Waiters
SGJosh Richardson
SFJustise Winslow
PFKelly Olynyk
CBam Adebayo

Heat Analysis

Miami HeatThe Miami Heat had a big win over the Boston Celtics, 115-99 last Thursday, and followed that with a 112-108 win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday.

The fact that the Heat have been able to hover around the .500 mark without Goran Dragic is impressive. They also had to play without starting center Hassan Whiteside against the Grizzlies, and he is questionable tonight.

With Dragic out, several players have taken the lead for the Heat. Josh Richardson has been the player to lead that charge, but Justise Winslow, Tyler Johnson, Dwyane Wade, and Derrick Jones Jr. have also played bigger roles. Rodney McGruder, who started the season off hot, has cooled down quickly in the last month though.

Winslow led the Heat with 25 points and seven rebounds against the Grizzlies, and Richardson had 14 points, nine assists, and six rebounds. They were two of seven players on the Heat roster to break double figures.

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Milwaukee Bucks vs. Miami Heat Betting Odds

Milwaukee is a nine-point favorite to win at home as they have done so much this season. The over/under is 218 points and the moneyline currently has the Bucks at -440.

Milwaukee is 19-4 at home and 24-11 as the favorite. Miami is 10-8 on the road and 11-8 as the underdog.

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DraftKings & FanDuel Fantasy Picks

Giannis Antetokounmpo ($11.9k) is the fantasy stud for this game. He had 54.20 points his last game out and FanDuel has him projected for 53.61 tonight.

Value picks are Malcolm Brogdon ($6.2k), who is projected for  26.42 points, and Justise Winslow ($6.8k), who is projected for 31.59 points following his standout performance against Atlanta.

Josh Richardson and Eric Bledsoe are also solid fantasy values.

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