8:00 pm
December 22

Bucks @ Heat

Who will WIN this matchup?

Milwaukee Bucks (22-9)

@ Miami Heat (14-16)


Current odds:

Milwaukee Bucks: (-130)

Miami Heat: (+110)


The line for the game is Milwaukee by 2 points.

Milwaukee received a big boost from the bench in Friday’s win, particularly Tony Snell and Thon Maker, who combined to make 10-of-11 shots — 7-of-8 3-pointers. “Tony Snell making shots in the first half, Thon making shots in both halves, the bench coming in and helping,” coach Mike Budenholzer told reporters. “It’s just a good win for us.” Antetokounmpo scored the team’s first 14 points in the third quarter and is averaging 32.8 points on 68.2 percent shooting over his last four games.

Miami shot just 38.7 percent in Thursday’s win, but it held Houston to 35.4 percent and dominated the battle of the boards. “Our identity is trying to make it ugly,” guard Tyler Johnson told reporters after scoring 19 points in the victory. “A lot of teams aren’t used to that.” Josh Richardson finished with his second straight 22-point effort while tying his season high with seven assists as the Heat improved to just 6-9 at home.

Heat C Hassan Whiteside, who had 17 rebounds in the win over the Rockets, is 6-for-33 from the foul line over his last nine games.

StreakSmarter Pick
Milwaukee Bucks