Heat vs. Bulls - 3/1/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Bulls (30-28) at Miami Heat (33-26)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 7:30 pm (AmericanAirlines Arena)
The Line: Miami Heat -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, CSNC, SUN
The Chicago Bulls and Miami Heat meet Tuesday night at the American Airlines Arena.
The Chicago Bulls need a win after losing 10 of their last 15 games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 101.6 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 102.3 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Pau Gasol is averaging 17 points and 11.1 rebounds while Doug McDermott is averaging 9.2 points and 2.4 rebounds. Mike Dunleavy is dishing 1.4 assists and Taj Gibson is grabbing 7.1 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 78.3 percent from the free throw line. The Bulls are allowing 32.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.9 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls have lost five straight road games. Derrick Rose is questionable with a hamstring injury.
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The Miami Heat look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 15 games. The Miami Heat are averaging 96.9 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 96.7 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Dwyane Wade is averaging 19.1 points and 4.1 rebounds while Goran Dragic is averaging 12.9 points and 5.4 assists. Hassan Whiteside is grabbing 11.5 rebounds and Joe Johnson is dishing three assists. The Miami Heat are shooting 31.7 percent from beyond the arc and 73.7 percent from the free throw line. The Heat are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat have split their last 10 home games.
The Bulls are 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games playing on 2 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Heat are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 vs. Eastern Conference and 7-20 ATS in their last 27 Tuesday games. The underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Heat have been very consistent since Chris Bosh went down and the addition of JJ only helps. Without Rose and Butler, the Bulls are in trouble. Miami at home should be able to cover this number.