The pressure is on the Bucks, who, for the second time in this playoffs, face a 1-0 series deficit.
Jimmy Butler exploded for 40 points in Game One and will once again look to lead the charge against a vulnerable Milwaukee team.
Can the Heat go up 2-0 or will the Bucks level things up? NBA Bet Hub predictions below 👇
Dimers' predictions are based on 10,000 simulations of this particular matchup
🔥 BEST: Bucks ML (-196*)
💪 Spread: Heat +4.5
💵 Over/under: u221 total points
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Bucks to win has a 66% probability
Our model is expecting the Bucks to bounce back in this game, rating them as a 66 percent chance to level the series 1-1. It's unclear as to whether Eric Bledsoe will be playing, however, even without the point guard, the Bucks are good enough to get past the Heat.
Heat +4.5 has a 52% probability
After their stunning effort it's no surprise that our data has highlighted Miami as the team to bet at the spread. Even if they cannot secure a win in this game, you can guarantee they will fight tooth and nail until the end and take it down to the wire.
u221 total points has a 50% probability
Even with Jimmy Butler's huge night, there was still only 219 point scored in the series opener. Our model is expecting more of the same, taking the under in Game Two.
This is a huge game in the series, because if the Bucks drop another game and go down 2-0 there will be some serious questions about their championship chances. In saying that, we're expecting them to bounce back in a tough and tight game. If you're keen to play, you can review the best legal online sportsbooks in your area, here.
*odds are correct at time of publishing