The NBA has finally resumed in the bubble after a long break caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The last time the teams played was back in March 2020 and thus one expects the players to take some time before they find their form and momentum. However, the practice sessions in the last couple of weeks have helped players in gearing up for the season.
Meanwhile, we will take a look at the Match Prediction for Thursday’s game between Eastern conference table toppers Milwaukee Bucks and fourth placed Miami Heat. We would take into account the current form, the big players, recent stats and head to head analysis before taking our final call.
Milwaukee Bucks and Miami Heat have locked horns with each other on 114 occasions. Bucks have won 44 matches whereas Heat have come out as winners on 70 occasions. So based on the head to head battle, Heat have clearly held sway against the Bucks.
In fact, the Heat have won the last two matches between the two sides. The last time, the Bucks were able to defeat Heat was back in March 2019.
Both the teams will play three matches before taking on each other on 4th of August, and it is important to consider the result of these matches.
For the Milwaukee Bucks, Giannis Antetokounmpo is going to hold the key. The 25-year old power forward was the Most Valuable player of the 2019 season and Bucks will want their superstar to be at his best against the Heat.
For the Miami Heat, the combination of Bam Adebayo and Jimmy Butler are going to play a crucial role against the Bucks. Both the players have been instrumental in the success of Heat and they would look to be at the top of their game.
On the basis of head to head analysis, Miami Heat would be favourites against Milwaukee Bucks. However, the Bucks are at the top of the table with 53 wins whereas the Heat have won 41 matches so far.