Milwaukee Bucks vs Miami Heat: NBA Playoffs Game 2 Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights, and Trends for May 24, 2021

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BetMGM Sep 28, 2021, 12:04 PM

The Milwaukee Bucks (46-26, 1-0) are 4.5-point favorites heading into Game 2 of the opening round of the NBA Playoffs against the Miami Heat (40-32, 0-1) at Fiserv Forum on Monday, starting at 7:30 PM ET on TNT. The Bucks have a 1-0 lead in the series. The point total for the matchup is set at 222.5.

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Bucks vs Heat Betting Information
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total Odds
Bucks-4.5-110-110222.5-115-105

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Point Total Insights

  • In Milwaukee's matchups this season, the Bucks and their opponents have exceeded Monday's point total of 222.5 points 54 times (74% of opportunities).
  • In 37% of Miami's games this season (27 of 73), the total points scored was more than Monday's 222.5-point over/under.
  • The point total for the contest of 222.5 is 5.6 points fewer than the combined points per game averages for the Bucks (120 points per game) and the Heat (108.1 points per game).
  • The 222.2 points per game these two teams allow their opponents to score on average this season are 0.3 fewer than the 222.5 over/under in this contest.
  • The Bucks have seen a 234.1 average over/under in their games this season, 11.6 points more than the over/under in this matchup.
  • Heat's games have an over/under of 216.1 points this season, 6.4 points fewer than the total points bet for this matchup.

Bucks Betting Data

  • Milwaukee has a losing 27-46 record against the spread this year.
  • The Bucks' record against the spread as at least a 4.5-point favorite is below .500 at 21-33.
  • Milwaukee and its opponents have hit the over in 63% of games (46 out of 73 matchups).

Bucks Key Players

  • The Bucks points and rebounds leader is Giannis Antetokounmpo. He scores 28.1 points per game and pulls down 11.0 rebounds.
  • Jrue Holiday paces the team with 6.1 assists per game.
  • Bryn Forbes connects on 2.2 threes per game to lead the Bucks.
  • Milwaukee's steals leader is Holiday, who grabs 1.6 per game. Brook Lopez leads the team averaging 1.5 blocks a game.

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Bucks Last 10 Games

Bucks Last Five Games
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalBucks MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
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
5/11/2021Magic114-102 MILYesHome-15.5213.5-30001250Regular SeasonNoOver
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
8-22-88-2-0245.4124.1121.3+5.544.3%

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 contests, going 32-36 ATS.
  • When they play as at least 4.5-point underdogs, the Heat have a record ATS of 13-16.
  • Miami and its opponents have hit the over in fewer than half of their games this season -- 31 of 68 (45.6%).

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 grabs 9.0 rebounds per game (he also scores 18.7 points per game and adds 5.4 assists per game) which puts him at the top of the Miami rebounding leaderboard.
  • Duncan Robinson is dependable from deep 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

DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalHeat MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
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
5/11/2021Celtics129-121 MIANoAway+7.5256.5--Regular SeasonYesUnder
Heat Last 10 Games
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
7-35-55-5-0231.3117.9113.4+0.437.3%

Heat Injuries

Heat:Victor Oladipo: Out For Season (Knee)

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