Miami Heat vs. Chicago Bulls
On Friday, the Miami Heat head to the Windy City to play the Chicago Bulls. The Heat lost its third straight on Tuesday falling to the Nets 104-92. Miami was led in scoring in the loss by Hassan Whiteside with 21 points and Miami’s center had a game high 23 rebounds. Miami missed each of its seven attempts from 3-point territory in the fourth period and hit just 7 of the 13 free throws attempted during the fourth.
Chicago snapped a four-game losing streak on Wednesday with a 124-116 victory over the Phoenix Suns. The Bulls were led by Jabari Parker with 20 points, 13 boards and eight assists. The Bulls shot 56.3% from the field and six players scored in double figures. Zach LaVine returned after missing one game and scored 29 points.
Josh Richardson is leading the Heat in scoring with an average of 20.1 points per game. Hassan Whiteside is the team leader in rebounds and blocked shots with averages of 14.9 rebounds and 3.1 blocks per game. Goran Dragic is leading the Heat in assists with an average of 4.7 per game. As a team, Miami is shooting 43.7% from the field and 36.4% from three-point territory.
Zach LaVine leads the Bulls in scoring with an average of 25.5 points per game. Wendell Carter Jr. is leading in rebounding with an average of 7.3 rebounds per game. Ryan Arcidiacono leads the Bulls in assists with an average of 4.2 per game. As a team, the Bulls are shooting 44.6% from the field and 35.8% from three-point territory.
Recent Betting Trends:
Miami is 1-6 ATS in its last 7
The OVER has cashed in 5 of the Heat’s last 6 on the road
Chicago is 0-5 ATS in its last 5
The OVER has cashed in 9 of the Heat’s last 13
Free Betting Pick: Chicago Bulls +4
Miami has failed to cover any of the last 4 against Chicago. The Bulls have covered 20 of the last 26 versus opponents from the Southeast. Miami in general has struggled ATS failing to cover the number in 6 of the last 7 overall and 5 of the last 6 versus teams in the Eastern Conference. Final Score Prediction, Chicago Bulls win and cover ATS 104-102.