Heat vs. Bulls Prediction
Are the Chicago Bulls a good bet on Monday afternoon to beat the Miami Heat and cover as a small home favorite at 3:30 p.m. ET?
Who Oddsmakers Like: Chicago. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Bulls are 1-point home favorites to beat the Heat, who also opened as 1-point road underdogs. The total, meanwhile, sits at 207 points after opening at 206.
Who Public Bettors Like: Miami. As of Monday morning, 59% of the betting tickets were on the Heat but 69% of the money is on the host Bulls. Meanwhile, 73% of the betting tickets are 67% of the money is on the over for this matchp.
Injury Report: Dion Waiters (ankle) is out for the year and both Okaro White (foot) and Rodney McGruder (leg) are both out for today's game for the Heat. Cameron Payne will miss the matchup for the Bulls due to a foot injury.
Who We Like: Chicago. The Bulls are an impressive 11-1 against the spread in their last 12 games coming off a win and are 11-1 against the number in their last 12 games versus the Southeast Division, too. They're 12-3-1 at the betting window in their last 16 games coming off an ATS win, are 8-3 against the spread in their last 11 home games and are 18-7-1 against the number in their last 26 games overall.
The Heat, meanwhile, are 3-8 against the spread in their last 11 games versus Central opponents and are 1-3-2 against the number in their last six games played on Monday. They're also just 1-4 at the betting window in their last five games coming off a win of more than 10 points.
MONDAY NBA PREDICTION: CHICAGO BULLS -1