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Game 1 was a thrilling overtime game, where Khris Middleton pulled out a last-second shot to give the Bucks a series lead. Game 2 was not as close, where Milwaukee torched them 132-98. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the way with a 31-13-6 line, but they got some timely shooting from Bryn Forbes and Pat Connaughton, who combined for seven threes off the bench. Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo struggled offensively in both games so far, and not having the hot shooting from Duncan Robinson in Game 2 was an issue. Miami will head back home for Games 3 and 4 needing to win both to even up the series. After a shellacking like this, Miami should find some motivation in front of the home crowd to make Game 3 at least a battle. Lines for both Game 1 and 2 were slightly for the Bucks and the over/under have been relatively high for such defensive teams with streaky shooting.
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Game 3 Odds & Pick
- Total 226.5
- MIL -1.5
- Heat ML +104
- Bucks ML -122
No surprise to see the Bucks come in slightly favored here, but oddsmakers are looking for Miami to at least push back with a closer game. Now the promo qualifications are to bet on the moneyline, which I like the Heat to bounce back here and get some better shooting from guys like Tyler Herro, Duncan Robinson, and Goran Dragic. It is also tough to see Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo struggling yet again. The defensive effort was poor in Game 2 from the Heat and I expect a better effort here. This has been an even split over the last ten meetings, with the Heat going 6-4 ATS. The under has been 6-4 in the last ten meetings. Milwaukee struggled on the road this season, going 14-22 ATS.