The Bucks are on the verge of a big fall
The Bucks were considered the main contenders for the title before the playoffs began, and are now on the verge of being knocked out of the tournament in the first round. Of course, there was no Antetokounbo, but you can’t blame everything on the lack of a leader. In the final game, Giannis returned to the floor and recorded a triple-double, scoring 26 points, which was not enough, because the team lost 114: 119. The series returns to the home floor, but the Bucks no longer have the right to make a mistake. One player will miss the upcoming game due to injury.
Miami seizes its chance
The Hit made it to the playoffs with great difficulty, so they didn’t expect a phenomenal performance from the team, despite their experienced roster. Miami managed to surprise, as evidenced by three victories in four meetings over the winner of the East. There is a match with team leader Jimmy Butler, the last meeting was a real advantage for the basketball player, as he managed to score 56 points. The club has two personnel losses before this confrontation.
The bookmakers consider the Bucks a big favorite, as if there was a big class difference between the rivals, but the series score is in favor of the Heat, who already felt confident and understood that they could afford to advance next round. Defense is usually a big focus in these games, so we think that under 222.5 is a pretty decent bet.