Miami Heat vs. Chicago Bulls - 11/10/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Bulls (4-4) at Miami Heat (2-4)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 8:00 pm (American Airlines Arena)
The Line: Miami Heat -1.5 -- Over/Under: 198.5 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Bulls and Miami Heat meet Thursday night in NBA action at the American Airlines Arena on TNT.
The Chicago Bulls look for a big road victory to get a game above a .500 record. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 107.3 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 100.4 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 21 points and 5.6 rebounds while Dwyane Wade is averaging 16.9 points and 2.9 assists. Taj Gibson is the third double-digit scorer and Doug McDermott is grabbing three rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 80.9 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 49.6 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls have lost three straight road games.
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The Miami Heat need a nice home victory to climb out of an early 2-4 hole to start the season. The Miami Heat are averaging 96.3 points on 41.8 percent shooting and allowing 98 points on 41.2 percent shooting. Goran Dragic is averaging 18 points and 6.2 assists while Hassan Whiteside is averaging 17.5 points and 13.8 rebounds. Tyler Johnson is the third double-digit scorer and Justise Winslow is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 71.1 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 32.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.8 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat have won seven of their last nine home games.
The Bulls are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games playing on 0 days rest and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Heat are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Central and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bulls are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings and the under is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings.
The Chicago Bulls don't look like the same team that started the season and it doesn't help they'e playing a rested Miami Heat club while they played yesterday. And while Wade will be motviated to stick it to the Heat after leaving on rocky terms, the Heat will also be eager to prove they can win without the future Hall of Famer. Remember how things played out in LeBron's first game back in Miami. I like the Heat and the small line at home.