3 Best Prop Bets for Heat vs Bucks Game 1 on April 16 (Bobby Portis Provides Spark Off the Bench)

Best Miami Heat vs Milwaukee Bucks prop bets for Game 1 on Sunday, April 16, 2023.
Best Miami Heat vs Milwaukee Bucks prop bets for Game 1 on Sunday, April 16, 2023. / (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

The Milwaukee Bucks and Miami Heat officially begin their first-round series with Sunday's Game 1 at Fiserv Forum. Miami fought its way to this point, but things won't get any easier with the top-seeded Bucks on tap next.

Here are three of the best prop bets for Heat-Bucks Game 1, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.

Heat vs Bucks Game 1 Player Props

1. Bobby Portis - Points: Over 10.5 (-115)

This point total is criminally low for Bobby Portis. The key sixth man lit it up for the shorthanded Bucks down the stretch, averaging 17.0 points per game over his last eight appearances and posting at least 11 in every contest. He's shooting extremely well coming into this contest -- hitting 51.2% of his threes during this stretch -- which will make his path to clearing this over even easier.

2. Bam Adebayo - Rebounds: Over 8.5 (-114)

Bam Adebayo is in a major scoring rut coming into Game 1, but the Heat big man has still found a way to make an impact by being a force on the boards. Adebayo grabbed 26 rebounds across Miami's two play-in tournament matchups, including 17 alone last time out. The All-Star had huge success against the Bucks in this area during the regular season, posting 11 rebounds in three of four previous meetings. It'd be no surprise to see Adebayo, who's posted single-digit point totals in two of his last three games, focus his efforts on the glass in Game 1.

3. Khris Middleton - Made Threes: Under 2.5 (-150)

The 2022-23 campaign saw a signifcant drop-off from Khris Middleton beyond the arc while dealing with injuries. The usually reliable marksman posted a dismal 31.5% on 3-point attempts this season, which is his lowest average (by far) since joining the Bucks in 2013. Middleton doesn't enter this game in any kind of groove, making one or fewer threes in five of his last six outings. It's difficult to imagine Middleton suddenly finding his stroke on Sunday.

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