Authored by NBA Against The Spread Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall and produced by Charliessports.com for their 2014 Basketball game on Friday December 5, 2014 at 8:30 pm EST.
The (9-9) Miami Heat of the Eastern Conference Southeast division will make the trip from South Florida to the Beer Capital to take on the (10-10) Milwaukee Bucks of the Eastern Conference Central division in 2014 NBA action. The team will play at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This Sports Handicapper believes the Miami Heat and their big two are in real trouble this year, without the King. The young and talented Milwaukee Bucks and new head coach Jason Kidd seem to be a perfect fit. The Opening betting lines has Milwaukee as a 1′-point home favorite Against The Spread and the total is posted at 196 points for Friday Night’s game.
2014-15 Miami Heat have dropped three of their last four, two at home and two on the road, the latest a 112-102 December 3rd home loss to divisional foe Atlanta. Miami has covered their last four in Milwaukee and were 5-1 Against The Spread their last six vs. The Bucks. Milwaukee won in Miami 91-84 back on November 11th of this season. The betting total under has come in four of the last five between the teams at the Bradley Center. Miami is 3-2 Against The Point Spread on Winning NBA Expert ATS Picks going over the total twice and staying under three times their last five away from South Florida. The key to a Miami win is for their core players DeWayne Wade and Chris Bosh to get role players more involved. The Heat need to get back to their philosophy of playing shutdown defense.
The 2014-15 Milwaukee Bucks are on a three-game skid and have allowed over 100 points in each of the losses, they have also produced over 100 on the slide. The betting odds over has come in their last four, and the over is 6-1 their last seven following an Against The Spread cover. Milwaukee is 3-2 Against the Spread, going over the total four of their last five at home. The Milwaukee Bucks are one of the young teams to keep an eye on, they beat Miami once, and they have the talent in the paint to dominate again. Milwaukee has perimeter players that can score, and rookie Jabari Parker is the real deal.
Free Pick: Miami+1′.