NBA Series Prices, Betting Odds Favor Bucks Revenge Over Heat

  • The Milwaukee Bucks are favored to beat the Miami Heat in round 1 with -280 odds.
  • The Bucks also have -210 odds to win Game 1 of the series against the Heat.

MILWAUKEE—The series matchup between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Miami Heat is set to be one for the ages as this is a rematch of the 2020 Eastern Conference Semifinals where the Heat went in as the five seed and took down the number one seeded Bucks.

Online sportsbooks have both the series price odds and odds for the outcome of Game 1 up and ready to go with the Milwaukee Bucks favored on both.

Milwaukee Bucks Vs. Miami Heat Series Price Odds

  • Bucks -280
  • Heat +230

Not to take anything away from what the Bucks are capable of and what they have done this season, but this is a very similar situation to the 2020 NBA Playoffs. The Miami Heat are not to be overlooked and they have proven that time and time again.

Looking back at how the season series between the two played out, the Bucks claimed victory in 2-3 games that they played. However, one key factor here is that Jimmy Butler has not played a single game against the Bucks this season leaving the Bucks in mystery on how to defend this year’s Heat team with Butler on the floor.

Now, the Bucks do have a strong case to make here as they are clearly looking for redemption.

They made noise throughout the regular-season by bringing in both Jrue Holiday, who has played exceptionally well for them, and PJ Tucker, who can spread the floor nicely. With that, the Miami Heat would also need to adapt to the addition of those players in a seven-game series as well.

Any bettor that believes the Milwaukee Bucks have a walk in the park here should think otherwise. The Miami Heat are not known to go away easily and could easily force a Game 7 scenario and even pull off an upset as they have previously.

Until proven otherwise though, the Milwaukee Bucks are favored here for all the right reasons and can be trusted.

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Game 1 Betting Breakdown

Milwaukee Bucks Vs. Miami Heat Betting Odds – Game 1

  • Moneyline: Bucks (-210) vs. Heat (+175)
  • Spread: Bucks -5
  • Total: 227

To no surprise, the Bucks NBA odds are walking into Game 1 as heavier favorites, and rightfully so.

As mentioned before, the Bucks did not have any experience playing against Jimmy Butler this season, however, that is a two-way street as the Miami Heat would have to adapt to running their offense through Butler against a Milwaukee defense that ranks fifth in the league. With that, the Bucks could walk away with the lead after Game 1.

As for the spread, it is a completely different story. The Milwaukee Bucks, believe it or not, are the fifth-worst team in the league against the spread as they have gone 32-40 on the year.

As for the Miami Heat, they find themselves a bit higher on that list at 34-36-2 ATS. Backing up the Heat’s case to cover the spread even further is that the Bucks have gone 1-7 ATS in their last eight regular-season games while the Heat finished on a stronger note at 5-2 in their last seven games.

The game total here could be where bettors find the most profit. Both teams have been trending towards the Over to finish the season and bettors can continue to ride that wave. In the Bucks last eight games, they went 5-3 in hitting the Over while the Miami Heat have gone 11-2 hitting the Over in their last 13 games which included a 10-game Over streak.

Bettors that plan to be invested in this series can follow along beginning on Saturday, May 22 at 2:00 p.m. EST on ESPN.