Chicago Bulls vs Miami Heat Prediction, Pick and Preview, February 28 (2/28): NBA

Chicago Bulls vs Miami Heat Prediction, Pick and Preview, February 28 (2/28): NBA

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Odds
Time 7:30 p.m. EST
Bulls money line +135
Bulls spread +3.5
Heat money line -154
Heat spread -3.5
Over / under 226.5

 

2021-2022 season stats
  Chicago Bulls Miami Heat
Record 39-22 40-21
Road / home record 15-13 20-7
Streak L1 W3
Points per game 112.57 109.41
Points allowed per game 103.11 104.35
Rebounds per game 43.30 44.61
Rebounds allowed per game 44.05 41.44
Over / under record 19-36-2 35-22

 

Preview

The Chicago Bulls and Miami Heat meet Monday in NBA action at the FTX Arena. This is the 3rd time these teams meet, Miami has won the last 2 games.

CHICAGO BULLS

The Bulls ended their winning streak against the Grizzlies. That gave DeRozan 10 straight 30-point games, the longest such streak by a Bulls player since Michael Jordan did it. Zach LaVine scored 28 points in his second game back after missing the final three prior to the All-Star break because of his ailing left knee. 

DeMar DeRozan is averaging 28.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 5.1 assists for the Bulls. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 21.6 points over the last 10 games for Chicago.

In their last 10 games the Bulls are 7-3, averaging 118.2 points, 44.5 rebounds, 23.1 assists, 5.6 steals and 3.9 blocks per game while shooting 50.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.4 points.

MIAMI HEAT

Miami have won their last 3 games and are 2-0 against the Bulls this season. They're 20-7 at home and are first in the Eastern Conference.

Jimmy Butler leads the team with 21.9 points, 6.2 rebounds and 5.8 assists per contest. Tyler Herro kicks in 20.3 points, Kyle Lowry is averaging 13.4 points and 7.9 assists for the Heat. Bam Adebayo is averaging 22.7 points over the last 10 games for Miami.

In their last 10 games the Heat are 8-2, averaging 112.8 points, 44.1 rebounds, 25.1 assists, 8.8 steals and 3.1 blocks per game while shooting 47.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 104.2 points per game.

BETTING TRENDS

Chicago are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games.

Chicago are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against Miami.

Miami are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games at home.

The total has gone OVER in 6 of Miami's last 7 games against Chicago.

Prediction

Kyle Lowry has been ruled out for this game. The Heat are one of the best teams playing at home with a 20-7 record and they win by and average of 6.5 points at home but they are playing their 3rd game in 4 days and the Bulls are electrified right now with DeRozan scoring 30 pts per game in his last 10 games. I'll the points with the Bulls.

PICK: Bulls +3.5 (-110)

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