Milwaukee puts home win streak on the line against Miami

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Miami Heat (14-9, third in the Eastern Conference) vs. Milwaukee Bucks (14-9, fifth in the Eastern Conference)

Milwaukee; Saturday, 8 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Bucks -5.5

BOTTOM LINE: Milwaukee will try to keep its six-game home win streak alive when the Bucks take on Miami.

The Bucks have gone 10-6 against Eastern Conference opponents. Milwaukee is second in the league with 47.4 rebounds led by Giannis Antetokounmpo averaging 11.8.

The Heat are 8-4 in Eastern Conference play. Miami ranks eighth in the Eastern Conference shooting 35.1% from 3-point range.

The two teams square off for the second time this season. The Heat defeated the Bucks 137-95 in their last meeting on Oct. 22. Tyler Herro led the Heat with 27 points, and Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 15 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Antetokounmpo is scoring 27.6 points per game and averaging 11.8 rebounds for the Bucks. Pat Connaughton is averaging 2.7 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Milwaukee.

Jimmy Butler is scoring 23.6 points per game with 5.8 rebounds and 5.3 assists for the Heat. Herro is averaging 21.6 points, 5.1 rebounds and 3.7 assists over the last 10 games for Miami.

LAST 10 GAMES: Bucks: 8-2, averaging 111.7 points, 49.4 rebounds, 23.9 assists, 7.1 steals and 4.5 blocks per game while shooting 46.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 103.5 points per game.

Heat: 6-4, averaging 104.5 points, 39.4 rebounds, 24.6 assists, 7.7 steals and 2.8 blocks per game while shooting 46.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 103.2 points.

INJURIES: Bucks: Donte DiVincenzo: out (foot), Semi Ojeleye: out (calf), Brook Lopez: out (back), Giannis Antetokounmpo: day to day (calf), DeMarcus Cousins: day to day (conditioning), George Hill: day to day (knee).

Heat: Victor Oladipo: out (right knee), Markieff Morris: out (neck), Jimmy Butler: out (tailbone), Bam Adebayo: out (thumb).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

The Associated Press

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