The Milwaukee Bucks head out to South Beach in Game 3 of the first round of the 2021 NBA playoffs against the Miami Heat. After losing the first two games to the Bucks, the Heat will try to bounce back in front of their home crowd. The last game saw the Heat trying to close down a huge deficit, but failed to do so in a 132-98 blowout loss.
It was the Heat who eliminated the Bucks in the second round of the 2020 NBA playoffs, which makes this an interesting series for basketball and betting fans alike. That being said, NitroBetting news compiles all the important information you need to lock in winning picks. This preview covers key team and player information, the latest NBA odds, betting trends, and expert betting predictions. Be sure to check out for more NBA Playoffs odds and lines at our online Bitcoin sportsbook!
Bucks vs. Heat Game 3 Information
- When: Thursday, May 27, 2021, 7:30 PM ET
- Where: American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
- TV: NBA TV / ESPN
- Radio: 790 THE TICKET (Heat) / Newsradio 620 WTMJ (Bucks)
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- NBA Betting Odds: Milwaukee Bucks -122 / OU: 226.0
Why Bet on the Milwaukee Bucks?
The Bucks rose to the occasion and are peaking well into the playoffs. They were able to deliver a couple of outstanding performances to take the 2-0 lead in the series. Mike Budenholzer is doing a great job with the team. If they can continue their superior defense, the Bucks can create a significant lead and pull away from the Heat early again.
Thanks to a solid interior defense they’ve been showing thus far, the Bucks are having success forcing the Heat in making lower-percentage shots from the perimeter. Antetokounmpo collected 13 rebounds in 31 minutes, while Holiday, DiVincenzo recorded 7 apiece. Brook Lopez also showed up, with 6 rebounds and 7 points to his name.
Giannis Antetokounmpo had another outstanding performance in Game 2, registering 31 points, and 6 assists on top of the aforementioned 13 rebounds. His efforts in this upcoming Bucks vs. Heat game is crucial now that he found his pace.
Why Bet on the Miami Heat?
It’s always a tense battle when the Bucks vs. Heat game shows up, and it’s no different this time around. The pressure got to the Heat in the first two games, and they suffered the second loss to a sizable lead. Nevertheless, we don’t expect this team to go down without a fight. If they apply the necessary changes to cope with the Bucks’ intense attacks, there’s still a huge chance that they take Game 3.
Jimmy Butler leads the team once again to try and extend their playoff campaign. He was able to extend Game 1 to overtime but had an underwhelming Game 2 for the Heat. If he can score and produce plays in Game 3, he can start causing problems for the opposing team. More than that, his defensive expertise is also a threat to any team along the way. If he can endure and overcome the Bucks’ defense, he can spread the floor and create opportunities for the rest of his team.
Bucks vs. Heat Betting Trends
- The Bucks are 6-4 in their last 10 away games.
- The Bucks are 5-5 against the spread in their last 10 away games.
- The totals have gone under 6 times in the Bucks’ last 10 games against the Heat.
- The Heat are 7-3 in their last 10 home games.
- The Heat are 5-5 against the spread in their last 10 home games.
- The totals have gone over in 7 of the Heat’s last 10 games.
Bucks vs. Heat Expert Betting Prediction
The Miami Heat had their share of ups and downs this season, and we might see this continue in this series. If they don’t act on it right away, they will have a tough time getting back into the Bucks vs. Heat series.
Meanwhile, the Bucks are looking good and are favorites to clinch Game 3. The only way the Heat wins this game is if they match the pace of the Bucks offensively and defensively, with only a few mistakes to spare. It’s a tall order, but it’s doable. Covering the spread remains a huge possibility for the Heat, with chances of a win still on the table.
*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.