Looking to win big? The Heat and Bulls face off at 8:00 ET on NBCS. The Bulls are hosting the game at United Center in Chicago, IL. In this Eastern matchup, the Heat are the betting favorite against the Bulls. The over/under for the game is 213.5 points.
MIAMI HEAT VS CHICAGO BULLS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Miami Heat -3.5
This game will be played at United Center at 8:00 ET on Saturday, November 18th.
WHY BET THE MIAMI HEAT:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 112-108 in favor of the Heat.
- Our projections have Bam Adebayo finishing with Bam Adebayo points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists.
- From the field, we have the Heat finishing with a field goal percentage of 50.0% and knocking down 13 threes.
Will the Heat Come Through as Road Favorites?
Today’s matchup sees the Heat seeking to extend their current seven game winning streak, with an overall record standing at 8-4. So far, the Heat have gone 5-3 when playing against Eastern Conference teams and 3-1 in non-conference contests.
Miami comes in with an overall ATS record of 5-6 so far this season. During this season, Miami has a 3-4 record against the spread as favorites and 2-2 as underdogs.
Coming off a good offensive performance, Miami’s offense scored 122 points against the Nets. Their field goal percentage for the game was 51.9%, and they went 23/24 from the free-throw line. Jimmy Butler led the team in scoring, putting up 36 points. Additionally, Duncan Robinson contributed 26 points for the Heat.
Miami’s defense has been playing well, ranking 7th in the NBA with 110.2 points allowed per game.
In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Heat defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 53.3% while allowing 38.5% from downtown.
Can the Bulls Offense Score Enough at Home?
Facing the Heat, the Bulls currently hold an overall record of 4-9 and aim to end their three game losing streak. Away from home, the Bulls have a 1-4 record this season, while maintaining a 3-5 record in their home games.
Chicago possesses an ATS record of 5-8 for this season, including their ongoing two game losing streak against the spread. This season, Chicago has a 2-6 record against the spread when they are favored, and they are 3-2 when playing as underdogs.
Most recently, the Bulls’ offense finished with just 97 points vs. the Magic. For the game, they hit 10/29 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 44.3%. The top scorer for the Bulls was Zach LaVine with 34 points, while DeMar DeRozan also chipped in with 23 points.
At present, the Bulls’ defense is ranked 13th, allowing 111.5 points per game.
Inside the arc, the Bulls defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 55.2% and 36.4% from three-point territory.