Don’t miss out on the NBA showdown between the Heat and Bulls. The game is starting at 8:00 ET on NBCS, and it’s hosted by the Bulls at United Center in Chicago, IL. Get ready to place your bets! The Heat are the favorites in this Eastern conference matchup the against the Bulls. The over/under for the game is set at 210 points.
MIAMI HEAT VS CHICAGO BULLS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Miami Heat -1.5
This game will be played at United Center at 8:00 ET on Monday, November 20th.
WHY BET THE MIAMI HEAT:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 113-109 in favor of the Heat.
- Our projections have Bam Adebayo finishing with Bam Adebayo points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists.
- From the field, we have the Heat finishing with a field goal percentage of 50.0% and knocking down 13 threes.
Pressure Builds for Miami as Away Favorites
Over the Heat’s last five games, they are 4-1 and come in with an overall record of 8-5. At this time, the team’s rank is 4th in the Eastern Conference, and they are also 1st in the Southeast division.
Miami has an overall ATS record of 5-7 as they come into today’s game. Miami has gone 3-5 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 2-2 when playing as underdogs.
Coming off their recent game, the Heat offense tallied 97 points in a matchup against the Bulls. Their field goal percentage for the game was 42.9%, and they made 12 threes. Leading the team in scoring is Bam Adebayo, who is averaging 22.8 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Jimmy Butler also maintains a PPG average of 21.9 heading into game.
Currently, the Heat’s defense holds the 7th rank in the NBA, allowing 109.6 points per game.
When it comes to forced turnovers, the Heat are forcing 12.9 per game, which is 8th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 28th in blocked shots at 3.5 per game.
Can the Bulls Pull Out the Win as Home Underdogs?
Looking at the Bulls’ previous ten games, they are 5-5 and face the Heat with an overall mark of 5-9. Currently, in the Eastern Conference, the team is ranked 12th, and they are 4th in the Central division.
Chicago’s ATS record is currently below .500 at 6-8 for the season. Chicago has gone 2-6 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 4-2 when playing as underdogs.
Compared to their season average of 107.2 points per game, the Bulls struggled in their previous game. Against the Heat, the Bulls scored 102 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 44.4%. On offense, Bulls has been struggling with their efficiency, coming into today’s game with a field goal percentgage of 44%. So far, they are 21st in free-throws made on a free throw shooting percentage of 79%.
At this time, the Bulls’ defense is positioned 8th in the NBA, permitting 110.5 points per game.
Inside the arc, the Bulls defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 54.9% and 36.2% from three-point territory.