Milwaukee Bucks vs Miami Heat: NBA Playoffs Game 3 Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights, and Trends for May 27, 2021

The Milwaukee Bucks (46-26, 2-0) are 2-point favorites heading into Game 3 of the opening round of the NBA Playoffs against the Miami Heat (40-32, 0-2) at American Airlines Arena on Thursday, starting at 7:30 PM ET on TNT. The Bucks have a 2-0 lead in the series. The point total is 225.5 for the matchup.

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Bucks vs Heat Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Bucks -2 -110 -110 225.5 -115 -105

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Point Total Insights

  • Milwaukee and its opponents have gone over Thursday’s 225.5 total in 50 out of 74 games (67.6%) this season.
  • In 35.1% of Miami’s games this season (26 of 74), the total points scored was greater than Thursday’s 225.5-point over/under.
  • Together, the two teams combine for 228 points per game, 2.5 points more than the point total of 225.5 for this matchup.
  • The 222.3 points per game these two teams allow to opponents on average this season are 3.2 fewer than the 225.5 total in this contest.
  • On average, the Bucks have seen a 234.1 over/under in their games this season, 8.6 more points than the over/under in this contest.
  • The over/under for this game is 9.2 points more than the average over/under in Heat’s games this season (216.3 points).

Bucks Betting Data

  • Milwaukee holds a losing record against the spread this year, going 28-46 ATS.
  • The Bucks have not fared well as a 2-point favorite, going 24-38 against the spread when favored by at least 2 points.
  • Milwaukee has gone over the point total the majority of the time, in 46 of 74 games (62.2%).

Bucks Key Players

  • The Bucks points and rebounds leader is Giannis Antetokounmpo. He puts up 28.1 points per game and grabs 11.0 rebounds.
  • The team is led in assists by Jrue Holiday’s 6.1 per game.
  • Bryn Forbes is the top three-point shooter for the Bucks, hitting 2.2 per game.
  • Milwaukee’s steals leader is Holiday, who collects 1.6 per game. Brook Lopez leads the team averaging 1.5 blocks an outing.

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Bucks Last 10 Games

Bucks Last Five Games
Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Bucks Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
5/24/2021 Heat 132-98 MIL Yes Home -24.5 235.5 -10000 3000 Playoffs Yes Under
5/22/2021 Heat 109-107 MIL Yes Home -3.5 204.5 -275 225 Playoffs No Over
5/16/2021 Bulls 118-112 CHI No Away +3.5 219.5 150 -185 Regular Season No Over
5/15/2021 Heat 122-108 MIL Yes Home -15.5 242.5 -2000 1000 Regular Season No Under
5/13/2021 Pacers 142-133 MIL Yes Away -15.5 255.5 -3000 1200 Regular Season No Over
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
8-2 2-8 8-2-0 245.3 125.6 119.7 +8.8 43.5%

Bucks Injuries

Bucks:

Thanasis Antetokounmpo: Out (Knee)

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Heat Betting Data

  • Miami has covered the spread in fewer than half of its outings, going 32-37 ATS.
  • When they are at least 2-point underdogs, the Heat have not fared well, going 18-21 against the spread.
  • In the majority of Miami’s games this year, the teams have not hit the over (31 out of 69 games, 44.9%).

Heat Key Players

  • Jimmy Butler’s points (21.5 per game) and assists (7.1 per game) stat lines give him the top scoring and assists spots on the Heat’s leaderboards.
  • Bam Adebayo’s stat line of 9.0 rebounds, 18.7 points and 5.4 assists per game helps him grab the top spot on the Miami rebounding leaderboard.
  • Duncan Robinson is reliable from distance and leads the Heat with 3.5 made threes per game.
  • Miami’s leader in steals is Butler (2.1 per game), and its leader in blocks is Adebayo (1.0 per game).

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Heat Last 10 Games

Heat Last Five Games
Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Heat Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
5/24/2021 Bucks 132-98 MIL No Away +24.5 235.5 3000 -10000 Playoffs No Under
5/22/2021 Bucks 109-107 MIL No Away +3.5 204.5 225 -275 Playoffs Yes Over
5/16/2021 Pistons 120-107 MIA Yes Away -17.5 216.5 -10000 2500 Regular Season No Over
5/15/2021 Bucks 122-108 MIL No Away +15.5 242.5 1000 -2000 Regular Season Yes Under
5/13/2021 76ers 106-94 MIA Yes Home -20.5 205.5 -10000 3300 Regular Season No Under
Heat Last 10 Games
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
6-4 4-6 5-5-0 231.2 115.3 115.9 -1.9 36.6%

Heat Injuries

Heat:

Victor Oladipo: Out For Season (Knee)

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