Miami Heat vs Milwaukee Bucks Game 3 Prediction and Odds: 2023 NBA Playoffs

The Miami Heat won a game on the road against the Milwaukee Bucks in the opening round of the Eastern Conference. Going into Game 3 of the series, the main question is whether Giannis Antetokounmpo will be back in the Bucks lineup and the outcome of this game will mainly depend on that fact.

These odds from William Hill were correct at the time of writing.

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Miami Heat vs Milwaukee Bucsk – Game Predictions

We saw two completely different game in this series with both teams dominating one of those. Now Game 3 is on the line with both teams being shorthanded. Milwaukee is still the favorite, but Miami has the home court advantage tonight.

Prediction 1: Miami Heat to Cover the Spread (+4.5)

It is tough to go with the 8th seed against the number one seed but the gap between these two teams is not so big if Giannis Antetokounmpo is not ready to play. The Bucks managed to win Game 2 without their superstar. However, the series moves to Miami now and the Heat will be the team in control. Losing Tyler Herro is a huge blow for the Heat but with Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo in the lineup, they will definitely have a chance to win tonight.

Prediction 2: Jimmy Butler under 28.5 points

Jimmy Butler averaged 22.9 points per game in the season and this margin is way above it. He scored 35 and 25 in the first two games of the series and is obvious that he will have a bigger role on the offense, Now, with Tyler Herro being out, there will be more shots for every player including Butler. However, the margin is set a little too high, so Butler will stay under 28.5 points tonight.

Heat vs Bucks Preview – Can the Bucks get back the control of the series?

Giannis Antetokounmpo went down early in Game 1 of the series and now the Bucks will have to count on the rest of the crew to get the job done tonight in Miami. The Heat will also be shorthanded with Tyler Herro breaking his hand in Game 2. This will a tough battle between two great defenses and whoever wins this game will get a huge advantage in the series.

Miami Heat News, Injuries, and Starting Lineups

The Miami Heat barely made it to the Playoffs but now they are in a pretty good situation. They won the opening game of the series against the top seed from the conference and now have a chance to take control of the series at home. However, Tyler Herro’s injury is a huge blow for the Heat who lost the best shooter on the team.

Miami Heat Injury Report:

Tyler Herro is out for the series with a broken hand and rookie Nikola Jovic is also not returning any time soon with a back injury.

Miami Heat Starting Lineup:

Max Struss, Gabe Vincent, Jimmy Butler, Duncan Robinson and Bam Adebayo

Milwaukee Bucks News, Injuries, and Starting Lineups

The Milwaukee Bucks finished the regular season with the best record in the entire league and came into the Playoffs as the main favorites to win the championship. However, recent injury of their best player Giannis Antetokounmpo has taken its toll and now things look way more difficult for the Bucks.

Milwaukee Bucks Injury Report:

Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed as day-to-day with a back injury just as Wesley Matthews who has a calf injury.

Milwaukee Bucks Starting Lineup:

Jrue Holiday, Grayson Allen, Khris Middleton, Bobby Portis Jr. and Brook Lopez

Heat vs Bucks Head to Head Record In 2023

The Heat and the Bucks split the regular season series by two games apiece.

Miami Heat vs Milwaukee Bucks Game Details


  • Date & Time: Saturday,  April 22, 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Venue: Keseya Center, Miami, FL
  • Where to watch in the UK: ESPN on TV or fuboTV on a live stream

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