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Miami Heat vs Chicago Bulls Prediction & Betting Tips 12/14/2023

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Miami Heat vs Chicago Bulls 12/14/2023
  • Take the Heat on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Bulls (+5.5)
  • Projecting a combined 224 points, we like the over

Miami Heat vs Chicago Bulls Preview

The Bulls and Heat are set to face off at 7:30 ET on NBCS. The Heat will host the game at Kaseya Center in Miami, FL.

The odds for this Eastern conference game currently have the Heat as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 217 points. Check out BetCoco for Miami Heat – Chicago Bulls odds

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

Last season, the Bulls and Heat did not face off head-to-head. When looking back over the last three times these two teams have played, the Heat have the leg up at 2-1. The Heat also had the edge vs. the spread in these games, at 2-1. These games averaged a combined total of 202 points per game leading to an over/under record of 1-2.

  • Through their last five road games, Chicago has an ATS record of just 2-3. However, their overall record was 1-4 while averaging 112 points per game.
  • In their last three games at home, the Heat have a straight up record of 2-1 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team averaged 108 points per game in this stretch.
  • Through their last three games as the betting underdog, the Bulls have a strong record vs the spread going 2-1. Their straight up mark in these contests is 1-2.
  • In their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Heat have a straight up record of 8-2 and an ATS mark of 6-3-1.

Miami Heat vs Chicago Bulls Prediction

Heading into their matchup against the Heat, the Bulls are 9-16 overall and are looking to snap their two game losing streak. In Eastern Conference play, the Bulls are 6-10 and are 3-6 in non-conference games.

Chicago currently has an ATS record below .500, sitting at 11-14 at this point. The Bulls are currently on a two game ATS win streak when they are the favorite, and they hold a 7-8 record against the spread as underdogs.

The Bulls have recorded an 14-10-1 in terms of their over/under record for this season. The games they’ve played have an ongoing average of 228.0 points per game, with an average over/under line of 220.4.

The Bulls offense is coming off a game in which they scored 106 points vs. the Nuggets. Overall their field goal percentage was 41.9% while connecting on 13 threes. The team’s top scorer is DeMar DeRozan, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 22.3, while Coby White also maintains a PPG average of 16.7 leading up to the game.

At present, the Bulls’ defense is ranked 16th, allowing 113.4 points per game.

Inside the arc, the Bulls defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 55.7% and 37.4% from three-point territory.

Currently, the Heat are 14-10 overall and have gone 2-1 in their last three games. In the Eastern Conference, they are ranked 6th and are 2nd in the Southeast division.

Miami has an overall ATS record of 11-12 as they come into today’s game. On the road, the Heat have an ATS record of 8-5, as opposed to a 3-7 record against the spread when playing at home.

The over/under record for the Heat stands at 11-13-0 so far this season. The average points per game in their played games is 205.0, with an average over/under line of 221.

In their previous game, the Heat’s offense finished with 115 points, which is right in line with their current average of 112.7 points per contest. Leading the team in scoring is Jimmy Butler, who is averaging 21.6 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Bam Adebayo also maintains a PPG average of 22.2 heading into game.

Currently, the Heat’s defense holds the 9th rank in the NBA, allowing 111.3 points per game.

Inside the arc, the Heat defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 56.0% and 38.1% from three-point territory.

With a 5.5-point advantage on the spread, our projections favor the Heat to secure a 114-110 victory.

Miami Heat vs Chicago Bulls Betting Tips

  • Take the Heat on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Bulls (+5.5)
  • Projecting a combined 224 points, we like the over

Miami Heat Injury Report

  • Josh Richardson – Illness – Questionable
  • Bam Adebayo – Hip – Questionable
  • Haywood Highsmith – Back – Questionable
  • Tyler Herro – Ankle – Out
  • Dru Smith – Knee – Out

Chicago Bulls Injury Report

  • Zach LaVine – Foot – Out
  • Alex Caruso – Ankle – Questionable
  • Lonzo Ball – Knee – Out

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