Miami Heat at Chicago Bulls 3/18/23 - NBA Picks & Predictions

Game: Chicago Bulls vs Miami Heat
Date & Time: 3/19/2023, 12:00 AM UTC
Location: United Center
Address: Chicago, IL
Latest Odds: MIA -2.5 ; O/U 218.5
TV Channel: NBCSCH

The Miami Heat look for their third consecutive victory when visiting the Chicago Bulls on Saturday. Miami is 38-33 and first in the Southeast division, three games ahead of the second place Atlanta Hawks. Miami is seventh in the Eastern Conference standings. The Heat defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 138-119 on Wednesday for their second straight victory and third in the last four.

Jimmy Butler is leading Miami in scoring with an average of 22.6 points per game, while Bam Adebayo is the second leading scorer and the leading rebounder with averages of 21.0 points and 9.4 rebalance per game. Kyle Lowry is the leader in assists with an average of 5.2 assists per game. Miami has seven players averaging double figures in scoring and is scoring an average of 109.1 points per game.

Chicago completes a back-to-back on Saturday when hosting Miami after playing at home on Friday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Chicago is 31-37 and fourth in the Central division, 18 games behind first place Milwaukee. The Bulls are 12th in the Eastern Conference but just a half game behind the 10th and final postseason qualifying spot. Chicago was defeated by the Sacramento Kings 117-114 Wednesday.

DeMar DeRozan is leading Chicago in scoring and assists with averages of 25.1 points and 5.1 assists per game, while Nikola Vecevic is the leading rebounder with an average of 11.4 rebounds per game. Zach LaVine is the second leading scorer with an average of 24.9 points per game and one of four players for Chicago averaging double figures in scoring. The Bulls are scoring an average of 113.2 points per game.

Odds Table

Betting Trends

  • Miami is 2-4 ATS in its last 6
  • The OVER has cashed in 5 of the Heat’s last 6
  • Chicago is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 at home
  • The UNDER has cashed in 9 of the Bulls last 12 at home
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Free NBA Pick: Under 218.5

Although the OVER has cashed more frequently of late for Miami, the play here is UNDER. The UNDER has cashed in nine of Chicago's last 12 played at home and in 17 of the Bulls’ last 24 overall. Chicago is just 20th in the NBA in scoring at 113.2 points per game and will face a Miami defense that is allowing an average of only 109.6 points per game which is second best in the NBA. Final Score Prediction, Miami Heat wins but our best play is UNDER 109-99.


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