Milwaukee Bucks vs Miami Heat Game 1 Computer Picks & NBA Eastern Conference Semis Odds

On Monday (August 31, 2020), the Milwaukee Bucks (56-17, 4-1) are currently 5.5-point favorites over the Miami Heat (44-29, 4-0). The game has a point total of 223. Tip-off for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals is scheduled for 6:30 PM ET at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Reunion, Florida. The battle between these two squads is one of four contests slated in the NBA for the day.

Betting Information

Bucks vs Heat Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Bucks -5.5 -110 -110 223 -110 -110

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Bucks vs Heat
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Bucks (-5.5) Over (223) Bucks 116 Heat 108

Head to Head

Miami holds a 2-1 record in head-to-head meetings with Milwaukee this season. The Heat have an advantage against the spread as well (2-1) when squaring off against the Bucks.

Bucks vs Heat in 2019-20
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Result
8/6/2020 Bucks -9.5 223.5 -413 323 130-116 MIL
3/2/2020 Bucks -5 227.5 -214 173 105-89 MIA
10/26/2019 Bucks -11.5 223 -819 582 131-126 MIA

Bucks Betting Information

  • Milwaukee and its opponents have converted the over just 37 times in 78 (47.4%) games this season.
  • Against the spread, Milwaukee has been strong this season, posting a 43-35 record.
  • When favored by at least 5.5 points, the Bucks have fared well against the spread, putting up a 37-26 record.

Heat Betting Information

  • In most of Miami’s games this season, the teams have combined to hit the over (43 out of 77 games, 55.8%).
  • Miami has covered the spread in more than half of its contests, going 39-34-3 ATS.
  • When they play as 5.5-point underdogs, the Heat have a record ATS of 4-6-1.

Over/Under Analysis

Bucks vs Heat Total Facts
Games Over 223 % of Games Over 223 Average PPG Combined Average PPG Average Opponent PPG Combined Average Opponent PPG Average Total
Bucks 45 57.7% 118.5 230.5 108.5 217.2 227
Heat 41 53.2% 112 230.5 108.7 217.2 220.7

Bucks Leaders

  • The Bucks points, rebounds and assists leader is Giannis Antetokounmpo. He averages 29.5 points per game and adds 13.6 rebounds and 5.6 assists.
  • Milwaukee’s blocks leader is Brook Lopez, who averages 2.4 per game. Donte DiVincenzo leads the team averaging 1.3 steals an outing.
  • Khris Middleton is the top three-point shooter for the Bucks, hitting 2.4 per game.

Heat Leaders

  • Jimmy Butler takes the top spot on the Heat scoring and assist lists, tallying 19.9 points and 6.0 assists per game.
  • Bam Adebayo’s 10.2 rebounds per game paces Miami’s rebounding effort. He also adds 15.9 points per game.
  • Duncan Robinson leads the Heat in shooting from beyond the arc, averaging 3.7 made threes per game.
  • Miami’s Butler has the top spot on the team’s steals leaderboard with 1.8 per game and Adebayo is first in blocks with 1.3 per game.

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