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How to watch, what to watch for in Bucks vs. Heat Game 5 [UPDATE]

We go over TV schedule, betting odds and injury report for the Miami Heat vs. Milwaukee Bucks NBA Playoff matchup on Tuesday.

Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks exits the game after an injury during the second quarter against the Miami Heat in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2020 NBA Playoffs at AdventHealth Arena at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on September 06, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images

The Milwaukee Bucks and Miami Heat play Game 5 of their second-round series in the NBA Playoffs on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcasted on TNT and will take place inside the NBA bubble in Orlando, Florida. The Bucks are coming off a big OT win in Game 4 in which Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) didn’t play the entire second half. Let’s take a look at how the betting odds look, plus go over the injury report.

Bucks vs. Heat Game 5 betting odds

Spread: MIA -5
Over/Under: 219.5
Moneyline: MIA (-215), MIL (+175)

*Lines are updated as of 5:51 p.m. ET.

Update: Here are some betting splits provided by DKSB as of this afternoon.

The majority of the handle on the spread is going toward the Heat at 85 percent. The betting percentage is also right around that number. We’re also seeing heavy numbers in favor of the OVER at 217.5. Remember, that number was down at 216 last night and has moved 1.5 points since then. Around 90 percent of the moneyline handle is on Miami with 76 percent of the bets on the Heat. We’re still waiting on injury news as well.

NBA Championship Odds

Heat +500
Bucks +2800

MIA-MIL Game 5 Injury Report

Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) — Ruled out, per report

Jae Crowder (ankle) — Expected to play
Tyler Herro (hip) — Expected to play

Prediction

Update: With Giannis out and both Herro and Crowder expected to play, it’s tough to consider the Bucks in any bets. The Heat line will likely move drastically up from 4.5, so it may be a good idea to jump on a live line. Milwaukee should keep things competitive early on, though I’d expect the Bucks to falter down the stretch.

A lot will depend on the injury report, but my initial take is that the Heat should look to close out the series. Even if Giannis ends up playing, we aren’t sure what percent he’s at and the ankle is becoming more and more worrisome. The Greek Freak was dominant before leaving in Game 4 with 19 points in 11 minutes. The Bucks were still trailing at that point in the game. So we have to ask ourselves: Was the Bucks resurgence in Game 4 a product of emotion?

Despite the emotion and Khris Middleton finally showing up, the Bucks barely pulled off the win. Really, the Heat beat themselves down the stretch with bad shot selection and poor defense. If I know Jimmy Butler, I know he’s going to come out going for the kill in Game 5. Don’t give the Bucks any more life in this series. At this point, we NEED to wait on the injury news to make the best assessment of this game. Right now, I’d pick the Heat to win. Things could change depending on Herro and Crowder, however.

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