Miami Heat vs Chicago Bulls Prediction, Pick and Preview, April 2 (4/2): NBA

Miami Heat vs Chicago Bulls Prediction, Pick and Preview, April 2 (4/2): NBA

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Odds
Time 8:00 p.m. EST
Heat money line -140
Heat spread -2.5 (-110)
Bulls money line +120
Bulls spread +2.5 (-110)
Over / under 217
2021-2022 season stats
  Miami Heat Chicago Bulls
Record 49-28 45-32
Road / home record 22-16 27-10
Streak W2 W2
Points per game 106.84 111.41
Points allowed per game 108.41 110.92
Rebounds per game 43.79 42.37
Rebounds allowed per game 47.21 43.47
Over / under record 44-32-1 36-39-2
Preview

The Miami Heat continue on the road and will visit the Chicago Bulls on Saturday night. This is the fourth time these teams face off this season. The Heat won the last 3 games, 2 at home and 1 on the road.

MIAMI HEAT 

The Heat have lost 4 of their last 6 games and are 22-16 on the road. They have a 49-28 record overall ranking first in the Southeast. The Heat are 31-16 in Eastern Conference play. Miami is ninth in the Eastern Conference scoring 109.3 points per game and is shooting 46.4%.

Herro is averaging 20.6 points and 3.9 assists for the Heat. Bam Adebayo is averaging 20.1 points over the last 10 games for Miami.

In their last 10 games the Heat are 5-5, averaging 108.3 points, 41.7 rebounds, 24.0 assists, 6.5 steals and 2.8 blocks per game while shooting 46.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107.4 points.

INJURIES: Martin, Vincent, Struss  are questionable. 

CHICAGO BULLS

The Bulls have won 3 of their last 5 games and are 27-10 at home with a 45-32 record ranking second in the Central Division. The Bulls are 29-19 against Eastern Conference opponents. Chicago is fifth in the Eastern Conference scoring 111.7 points while shooting 48.1% from the field.

DeRozan is scoring 28.0 points per game and averaging 5.3 rebounds for the Bulls. Zach LaVine is averaging 2.5 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Chicago.

In their last 10 games, the Bulls are 4-6, averaging 107.9 points, 39.2 rebounds, 23.3 assists, 6.8 steals and 3.0 blocks per game while shooting 46.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.4 points per game.

INJURIES: Lonzo Ball is out

BETTING TRENDS

Miami are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games.

Miami are 8-1-1 ATS in their last 10 games on the road.

Chicago are 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 6 games at home.

Prediction

Miami is back on track and they're coming from beating the Celtics, one of the best teams in the league and they hold them to only 98 points so it's not going to be easy for the Bulls who are just 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games. In the last 3 head to head the Heat have hold Chicago to just an average of 98 points and with the Under cashing in 5 of Chicago's last 6 games at home, I think that's the play. Take the under.

PICK: Under 217 (-110)

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