NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals: Bucks Vs. HeatPublished August 31, 2020 by Sol FH
The Bucks and the Heat go head-to-head tonight at 23:30 GMT and there are competitive odds prior to the game.
The Miami Heat will be attempting to pull off a major upset over the top-seeded Bucks. The Heat are big underdogs going into the Eastern Conference Finals, but, they have been full of surprises this season and continue to shake things up in the playoffs. After critics left the Heat without much of a chance in the preseason due to their inexperienced roster, Miami was able to climb the NBA standings to 5th in the East. They also had one of the better home records at 27-5.
The Heat swept the higher-seeded Indiana Pacers in the first round, but, Giannis and the Bucks are a whole different kind of monster. Miami will have to play the best basketball of the season in order to beat the high-flying, strong defensive Bucks
The Bucks are the No. 1 ranked team in the NBA Playoffs and they had the best record in the league for the last two seasons. Potential back-to-back NBA MVP - Giannis Antetokounmpo is playing at his usual high caliber and anything short of an appearance in the NBA Finals would be a disappointment.
It took the Bucks five games to take out the Orlando Magic after being surprised in Game 1 of their series. The Heat are a better team than the Magic and the Bucks will have to play well on offense and on defense in order to win.
The Heat won two of the three games against the Bucks during the regular season, but the Bucks beat the Heat in the Bubble in early August.
Eastern Conference Odds
Going into Game 1, the Bucks are outright favorites to win. bet365 Sports, one of the bigger online bookmakers has posted its Game 1 odds and has the Bucks at 1.41 for the win. The Heat is behind at 3.00 if they can pull off the win. Don't expect anything other than the Bucks dominating the game tonight.
The odds in this article at the bookmaker mentioned above were accurate at the time of its writing - August 31, 8:45 GMT.