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

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BetMGM Sep 23, 2021, 1:04 PM

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
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total Odds
Bucks-2-110-110225.5-115-105

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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
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalBucks MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/24/2021Heat132-98 MILYesHome-24.5235.5-100003000PlayoffsYesUnder
5/22/2021Heat109-107 MILYesHome-3.5204.5-275225PlayoffsNoOver
5/16/2021Bulls118-112 CHINoAway+3.5219.5150-185Regular SeasonNoOver
5/15/2021Heat122-108 MILYesHome-15.5242.5-20001000Regular SeasonNoUnder
5/13/2021Pacers142-133 MILYesAway-15.5255.5-30001200Regular SeasonNoOver
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
8-22-88-2-0245.3125.6119.7+8.843.5%

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
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalHeat MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/24/2021Bucks132-98 MILNoAway+24.5235.53000-10000PlayoffsNoUnder
5/22/2021Bucks109-107 MILNoAway+3.5204.5225-275PlayoffsYesOver
5/16/2021Pistons120-107 MIAYesAway-17.5216.5-100002500Regular SeasonNoOver
5/15/2021Bucks122-108 MILNoAway+15.5242.51000-2000Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/13/202176ers106-94 MIAYesHome-20.5205.5-100003300Regular SeasonNoUnder
Heat Last 10 Games
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
6-44-65-5-0231.2115.3115.9-1.936.6%

Heat Injuries

Heat:Victor Oladipo: Out For Season (Knee)

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