NBA Playoffs: Miami Heat @ Milwaukee Bucks Game 4

Game 4: Miami Heat @ Milwaukee Bucks Sun. April 28, 2013 3:30 p.m. ET

The defending NBA champion Miami Heat will attempt to pull off the sweep in Game 4 against the Milwaukee Bucks on the road. LeBron James and company have been in complete control of this first round playoff series since the opening tip of Game 1 and will more than likely continue their dominance over the Bucks in Game 4.

The biggest question mark heading into Game 4 against Milwaukee is the playing status for Dwyane Wade. With Wade battling through injuries toward the end of the regular season and during this series, the two-time NBA champion may miss the game on Sunday.

Although Wade may very well be watching from the sidelines in street clothes on Sunday in Milwaukee, the Heat will still be the favorites in Las Vegas odds. Miami is without a doubt the best team in this series and perhaps the best team in the post season.

Without Wade on the floor on Sunday, the Heat will turn to LeBron, Chris Bosh and Ray Allen to help shoulder the load offensively. One of the main reasons the Heat have been so good over the past two seasons has been their ability to continue playing at a high level even when one or more of their superstars can’t take the floor.

On Sunday, the Heat will be put to the test against a desperate Bucks team with a lot of offensive firepower. Milwaukee has two players that may prove to be the difference for the Bucks with Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis hoping to avoid elimination.

As of right now, the Heat are still heavily favored with a -9 point spread. Miami has been so dominant over the course of their title defense that they will likely continue to dominate and cover the spread in the meantime.

Prediction: Miami Heat -9

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