The Miami Heat (41-21 and First in the Eastern Conference) are back on the road for a two-game road trip, as they start it off by heading to Milwaukee to take on the Bucks (37-25 and fourth in the Eastern Conference) at 8 pm Eastern Time on Wednesday.
Miami is currently on a five-game win streak and with the season coming down the final stretch, the Heat are looking to keep momentum as they take on the defending NBA champions on the road.
Players to Watch
Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo will be the two main players to keep an eye out for with Miami. Butler and Adebayo are both coming off 15 point performances in the last game against the Chicago Bulls on Monday.
Both players will look to lead the team on both ends of the court. Both will find success with their ability to find the open man, while Butler should continue to look to knock down shots in close game situations.
The Miami Heat are looking for its fifth straight win as they head back on the road to take on the defending NBA champions, the Milwaukee Bucks.
Adebayo’s style of attacking the paint and dominating the glass on both ends should also continue. These two will be key players in the contest if Miami is looking to keep the win streak going.
Tyler Herro will be another factor for Miami coming off the bench. Herro, who put up 20 points against the Bulls, will look to continue to be the man that leads the bench unit, further solidifying his case for the NBA’s coveted Sixth Man Of The Year award.
We will see if he can continue his momentum and make a difference for the Heat in any way he can.
Keys To The Game
1. Keep Giannis In Check: Miami will need to find a way to keep Giannis Antetokounmpo from getting into a motion for him to take over the game. Bam Adebayo will mostly be matched up with him and will have to find ways to keep him from getting hot.
2. Get Hot From Three: Miami shot 12 of 31 from the three-point arc against the Bulls. The Heat will need to find their shots from the arc and make those shots count down the stretch if they hope for a similar fate over the Bucks.
3. Attack The Glass: Miami had a total of 39 rebounds as a team against the Bulls. The Heat will need to box out and rebound as much as they can, as they are going up against the team that is well known for attacking the boards.
Miami Heat vs Milwaukee Bucks Odds
Moneyline: MIA +175 MIL -215
Spread: MIA +4.5
Miami will need to stay focused if they are looking to keep up the two-game lead over the Eastern Conference. They will need to make every shot count and make sure that the current champions don’t find their own rhythm.
Though a tough one on the road, the Miami Heat need to continue making as many statements as they can. Miami will walk out with a win in this one against the Bucks, 115-110.