Miami Heat vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction, 2/13/2024 Preview and Pick

Game: Miami Heat vs Milwaukee Bucks

Date: Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI

TV: Bally Sports Wisconsin

The Milwaukee Bucks (34-19) are welcoming the Miami Heat (28-25) at Fiserv Forum on Tuesday.

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The Heat took the court against the Celtics and took a loss by a score of 110-106 in their last game. Miami finished having earned a 41.2% FG percentage (40 out of 97) and converted 12 out of their 40 shots from 3-point land. From the charity stripe, the Heat knocked down 14 of their 15 shots for a rate of 93.3%. With respect to pulling down boards, they collected a total of 45 with 14 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 21 assists for this contest as well as creating 9 turnovers and having 4 steals. With respect to defense, Miami allowed 50.6% from the floor on 41 out of 81 shooting. Boston totaled 27 assists and had 1 steal in the matchup. Additionally, Boston collected 42 rebounds (6 offensive, 36 defensive) and earned 2 blocks. Boston ended up going 70.6% at the free throw line by converting 12 of 17 shots. They converted 16 out of their 39 attempts from three-point range. In regard to fouls, the Heat walked away with 14 while the Celtics recorded 13 fouls.

Tyler Herro is one player who was a major factor for this game. He ended up with 24 points on 10 out of 21 shooting. He saw the court for 39 mins and snagged 5 rebounds. Herro finished the contest at 47.6% from the field and earned 4 assists.

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Miami steps onto the court with a record of 28-25 so far this season. They average 110.4 points per game (27th in the league) while connecting on 46.1% from the floor. The Heat are hitting 37.0% on shots beyond the perimeter (654 of 1,766) and 82.3% from the free throw line. As a unit, Miami is pulling down 42.1 boards per game and has accounted for 1,366 assists this year, which is 20th in the league in terms of passing. They turn the ball over 12.9 times per contest and as a team are committing 18.2 fouls every game.

Defensively, the Heat are forcing their opponents into 13.8 turnovers every game and they draw 19.4 personal fouls. They surrender 36.6% on 3-pointers while they are 5th in the league in points per game allowed (110.8). The Heat defense is giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 47.4% (2,163 of 4,561) and they surrender 43.0 boards per contest as a unit. They are ranked 18th in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,423 surrendered so far this year.

In their last game, the Bucks took home the win by a final score of 120-84 when they played the Hornets. With respect to cleaning up the glass, Milwaukee allowed Charlotte to pull down 48 in total (8 offensive). They finished 24.1% from distance by shooting 7 out of 29 and walked away from this one shooting 23 out of 29 at the charity stripe (79.3%). The Bucks permitted the Hornets to knock down 27 out of their 79 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 34.2% for the contest. When all was said and done, the Bucks finished shooting 41 out of 94 from the field which gave them a rate of 43.6%. In regard to shots from beyond the arc, Milwaukee buried 18 out of their 52 attempts (34.6%). They were able to knock down 20 of them for a percentage of 83.3%. The Hornets were called for 20 personal fouls for this contest which took the Bucks to the charity stripe for 24 tries. They coughed up the ball 5 times, while recording 8 steals for the contest. The Bucks were able to collect 43 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 53 for this contest.

Damian Lillard ended up having an impact for the Bucks in the game. He made 9 of 18 for the game for a rate of 50.0%, and had 4 rebounds. Lillard tallied 26 points in his 29 minutes of playing time and accumulated 8 assists in the matchup.

Milwaukee has a win-loss mark of 34-19 on the year. The Bucks commit 20.2 personal fouls every game and they shoot 77.0% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 26.8 times per contest (14th in the NBA) and they cough up possession 12.8 times per game. Milwaukee has accounted for 6,514 pts on the year (122.9 per contest) and they pull in 44.0 boards per game. As an offense, the Bucks are hitting on 49.5% from the floor, which is ranked 5th in the NBA.

The Milwaukee defense concedes 35.2% on 3-point attempts (639 of 1,817) and their opponents are making 81.3% of their foul shots. They surrender 26.4 assists and 44.2 rebounds per contest, which is ranked 14th and 19th in the league. The Bucks defensively are ranked 23rd in the league in PPG allowed with 119.3. They have forced 12.0 TO’s per game and have allowed teams to shoot 47.4% from the floor (17th in basketball).

Who will win tonight’s NBA game against the spread?

Josh Schonwald’s Pick: Take Miami

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