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

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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
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Bucks -4.5 -110 -110 222.5 -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
Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Bucks Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/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
5/11/2021 Magic 114-102 MIL Yes Home -15.5 213.5 -3000 1250 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 8-2-0 245.4 124.1 121.3 +5.5 44.3%

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

Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Heat Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/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
5/11/2021 Celtics 129-121 MIA No Away +7.5 256.5 - - Regular Season Yes Under
Heat Last 10 Games
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
7-3 5-5 5-5-0 231.3 117.9 113.4 +0.4 37.3%

Heat Injuries

Heat: Victor Oladipo: Out For Season (Knee)

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