Heat at Bulls - 1/25/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Heat (23-21) at Chicago Bulls (25-18)
NBA Basketball: Monday, January 25, 2016 at 8:00 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Bulls -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: SUN, CSNC
The Miami Heat and Chicago Bulls square off Monday night at the United Center.
The Miami Heat need a win after losing seven of their last eight games. The Miami Heat are averaging 95.5 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 95.8 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Chris Bosh is averaging 19.1 points and 7.7 rebounds while Dwyane Wade is averaging 18.2 points and 4.5 assists. Gerald Green is grabbing 2.6 rebounds and Tyler Johnson is dishing 2.2 assists. The Miami Heat are shooting 32.9 percent from beyond the arc and 73.7 percent from the free throw line. The Heat are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat have lost seven of their last 10 road games. Hassan Whiteside, Luol Deng and Beno Udrih are questionable.
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The Chicago Bulls also need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 101.7 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 101 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 22.5 points and 4.2 assists while Pau Gasol is averaging 16.5 points and 10.8 rebounds. Derrick Rose is dishing 4.6 assists and Nikola Mirotic is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78.5 percent from the free throw line. The Bulls are allowing 32.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.9 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls have split their last 10 home games.
The Heat are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 2 days rest. The Bulls are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference. The under is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.
Miami is still a banged up basketball team that I'm not sure can hang with one of the better teams in the East on the road. Give me the Bulls by double digits.