2013 NBA Regular Season:Milwaukee Bucks at Miami HeatNovember 12, 2013 by Marc Jerbs

On Tuesday, the defending champions Miami Heat will host the Milwaukee Bucks at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, Florida. Tip off is set at 7:30PM ET.

The defending champs have struggled to find any consistency in their first seven games of the season. The Heat does not have any problem with their offense but their vaunted defense is non existent.

Four-time MVP Lebron James who is playing below 100% due to a nagging back injury has played very well in their last four games. He admitted that his team has issues in their defensive schemes. James together with Wade and Bosh believes that their last second loss to Boston was the wake up call the Heat needs for the season.

The Milwaukee Bucks have alternated their wins in their first five games. Milwaukee will play the Heat with a depleted lineup. Larry Sanders, Carlos Delfino, Luke Ridnour and Brandon Knight will not be available as all players are injured. It will take another superb overall game from SG O.J. Mayo for Milwaukee to score an upset win against Miami.

The sportsbook handicappers have installed the Miami Heat as the favorite to win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night.