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Chicago Bulls vs Miami Heat Prediction & Betting Tips 11/18/2023

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Chicago Bulls vs Miami Heat 11/18/2023:
  • Take the Heat on the moneyline
  • The Heat should also cover at -3.5
  • Projecting a combined 220 points, we like the over

Chicago Bulls vs Miami Heat Preview

Planning on watching today’s Heat and Bulls game? Catch the action at United Center in Chicago, IL, as the Bulls hosts this showdown at 8:00 ET on NBCS.

The Heat are the favored team in this Eastern conference contest against the Bulls. The game’s over/under currently sits at 213.5 points. Check out BetCoco for Chicago Bulls – Miami Heat odds

Chicago Bulls vs Miami Heat Head-to-Head and Key Stats

In the last three head-to-head matchups, the Bulls are averaging 105 points per game, compared to the Heat at 101. These figures have led to Chicago posting a record of 2-1.

  • The Heat are 2-0-1 ATS in their three last road games and 3-0 straight-up.
  • Through their last three home contests, the Bulls offense has averaged 105 points per game while allowing an average of 118. Chicago posted an overall record of 0-3 while going 1-2 ATS.
  • Going back to their last ten games as the underdog, the Bulls have a straight up record of 3-7. But, their mark vs the spread was just 5-5.
  • As the betting favorite, the Heat have an ATS record of 2-0-1 in their last three games. In these matchups, their straight up record was 3-0.

Chicago Bulls vs Miami Heat Prediction

Today’s matchup sees the Heat seeking to extend their current seven game winning streak, with an overall record standing at 8-4. Across their 12 games, the Heat have recorded a 5-3 record when facing teams from the Eastern Conference and a 3-1 record in non-conference games.

Miami comes in with an overall ATS record of 5-6 so far this season. As the favorite this season, Miami is 3-4 vs. the spread while going 2-2 as the underdog.

Miami currently holds an over/under record of 5-7-0 for the season. Across the games they’ve played, the combined scoring average is 205.0 points per game, with an average over/under line of 220.8.

Miami’s offense had a good outing, putting up 122 points against the Nets. They achieved a 51.9% field goal percentage and went 23/24 from the free-throw line. The team’s top scorer is Bam Adebayo, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 22.7, while Jimmy Butler also carries a PPG average of 21.6 into the game.

So far, the Heat’s defense is ranked 7th in the league at 110.2 points per contest.

The Miami defense has allowed opponents to shoot 38.5% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 47.5% of their field goal attempts vs. Miami.

As they prepare to face off against the Heat, the Bulls are 4-9 overall and are looking to snap a three game losing streak. In their 13 games, the Bulls have gone 3-5 against Eastern Conference teams and 1-4 in non-conference action.

So far, Chicago’s ATS record is below .500 at 5-8. The Bulls are in the midst of a two game ATS win streak as underdogs, and they come in with a 2-6 record against the spread as favorites.

The Bulls have recorded an 6-7-0 in terms of their over/under record for this season. The average over/under line in their games stands at 220.5, and their differential vs. the over/under line this season is -1.4.

In contrast to their season average of 107.6 points per game, the Bulls had a below average performance. They scored 97 points against the Magic and had a field goal percentage of 44.3%. Chicago’s offense is currently one of the slower paced teams in the NBA, at 97.4 possessions per game. In terms of three-point shooting, they are 23rd in attempts and 21st in three-point shooting percentage.

At this time, the Bulls’ defense is positioned 13th in the NBA, permitting 111.5 points per game.

In the terms of takeaways, Bulls are causing 11.7 turnovers per game, ranking 1st in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 24th in rejections, averaging 4.5 blocked shots each game.

Looking at our projections, the Heat are expected to take down the Bulls by a score of 112-108.

Chicago Bulls vs Miami Heat Betting Tips

  • Take the Heat on the moneyline
  • The Heat should also cover at -3.5
  • Projecting a combined 220 points, we like the over

Chicago Bulls Injury Report

  • Lonzo Ball – Knee – Out
  • Dalen Terry – Patella – Out

Miami Heat Injury Report

  • Tyler Herro – Ankle – Out
  • R.J. Hampton – Knee – Out

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