Heat vs. Bulls Prediction
After stumbling against the Bucks on Wednesday night, will the Heat rebound when they visit the Bulls tonight at 8:00PM ET?
After opening as a 2-point road favorite Miami is now -3.5 versus Chicago according to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI. As for the total, the number opened at 202.5 but has been bet down to 201.5.
The Heat enter play tonight winners of seven of their last 10 games and have covered the spread in seven of 10 as well. The Bulls, meanwhile, are 5-5 straight up and 6-4 against the spread over their last 10 contests.
Even without Chris Bosh in the lineup, the Heat are tied for the NBA’s fourth-best record since the All-Star Break at 8-3. After acquiring Joe Johnson and inserting him into the starting lineup, Miami has gone with an up-tempo offense that has worked out great. They’re averaging 112 points and are shooting 51.1 percent in their last five games, which includes setting a franchise mark with a 67.5 field-goal percentage in a 129-111 home over the Bulls on March 1.
Miami has covered in eight of its last 11 road games and is 4-1 against the number in its last five games versus a team with a winning record. The road team has also covered in four of the last five meetings between these two teams while the Bulls are an abysmal 5-21 ATS in their last 26 games versus Southeast opponents.
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