Miami Heat vs. Chicago Bulls - 4/7/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Bulls (39-38) at Miami Heat (45-32)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 8:00 pm (AmericanAirlines Arena)
The Line: Miami Heat -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Miami Heat play host to the Chicago Bulls tonight at the AmericanAirlines Arena.
The Bulls have won three of their last five games but they looked poor in Tuesday's 108-92 loss at Memphis. Nikola Mirotic led the scoring with six threes en route to a team-high 20 points while Pau Gasol added 17 points with 10 rebounds, but the Bulls committed a total of 20 turnovers which never allowed them to gain any sort of footing in the game. Derrick Rose scored just 12 points with eight assists but committed five turnovers while Jimmy Butler had one of his games of the season, scoring just five points in 35 minutes of play.
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Meanwhile, the Heat have won six of their last nine games and will be looking to stay hot after crushing the Pistons by 107-89 on Tuesday. Goran Dragic led the scoring with 22 points and eight assists and he had plenty of help as Dwyane Wade and Jason Richardson added 16 points each and three more players finished in double figures as the Heat cruised to their fourth straight win at home. With the win, Miami improves to 45-32 on the season which is currently good for fifth place in the Eastern Conference with an identical record to fourth-placed Boston, so every win really matters from here on out.
In ATS trends, the Bulls are 4-1 ATS in their last five games following a loss of more than 10 points and 5-2 ATS in theri last seven games following a loss, while the Heat are 4-0 ATS in the last four home games and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games following a win of more than 10 points.
Head to head, the Bulls are 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings and the road team is 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings.
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