Yahoo Sports betting expert Zach Schwartz breaks down his favorite bet for the first game of the Bucks-Heat playoff series.
ZACH SCHWARTZ: I'm Zach Schwartz from Yahoo Sports, and I'm here to give you my betting picks for this slate of NBA match-ups. First and foremost, the Miami Heat taking on the Milwaukee Bucks. This game 1 of what looks to be an incredible series. And for me, I'm going to be taking the Bucks at minus 5.5. Reason being, I just don't see these Miami Heat having an answer for Giannis Antetokounmpo and everything that he does both offensively and defensively.
And I don't really know where the stops are going to come for the Heat when it comes to the one on one match-ups. I think that Spo will figure out ways to slow down Giannis in the series, and it's a bet that I'm excited to take a look at-- Giannis' point totals going forward. But game one-- I do think this is going to be one in which the Bucks roll. I think the Bucks combination of defense, 3-point shooting, and just the simple presence of Giannis, both in the paint as a scorer and as a defender, are going to be too much for the Miami Heat in game one.
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