Will Heat take care of the Bulls?
The Chicago Bulls are desperate for a win, but can they get it against the Miami Heat, who have plenty at stake tonight at 8PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Miami is favored at home tonight, as the Heat are getting odds of -5.5 points against the Bulls. The over/under total for the game has been set at 203.5 points.
Miami is 45-32 on the season, 26-13 at home and 40-36-1 against the spread. Chicago is 39-39 overall, 15-24 on the road and 33-45 against the spread. Miami has won all three meetings with the Bulls this season, covering the spread in all three wins as well. These two have hit the under in six of their last eight meetings.
Miami is currently fifth in the Eastern Conference standings, but just ½ a game out of the third seed. The Bulls are 2.5 games behind the Pistons for the last spot in the East, but Detroit has a magic number of 1 on them, so a Bulls loss would give Detroit a playoff spot. The Bulls need this wins, but Miami has had their number and the Heat still have plenty to play for themselves. Look for Miami to take care of business at home and essentially keep Chicago out of the playoffs.
THURSDAY’S NBA FREE PICK: MIAMI HEAT -5.5