2012 NBA Season: Miami Heat vs Milwaukee BucksNovember 20, 2012 by Marc Jerbs

On Wednesday, the Miami Heat faces the Milwaukee Bucks for the first time this season as part of their 4-game home stand at the AmericanAirlines Arena. Tip-off is set at 7:30PM ET.

Miami is coming of a 6-game road trip that started in Atlanta and ended in Phoenix last Saturday. In this stretch, the Heat's bench was tested as Dwyane Wade and Mario Chalmers were bugged by various injuries.

Even Lebron James was not spared during the road trip as he contracted a flu-like virus in their last game at Phoenix. James still played and led the Heat to a 97-88 win over the Suns.

Milwaukee's three game winning streak was halted by the Bobcats. Charlotte was leading in the first 36 minutes of the game but was in total disarray in the payoff period and eventually loss to Charlotte, 102-98.

The Bucks will try to regroup as they face defending champions. Dwayne Wade is still day-to-day with regards to his sprained ankle. Lebron James could play on limited minutes as he slowly regains his strength after his bout with the flu.

The sportsbook handicappers have installed the Miami Heat as the favorite to beat the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night.