Chicago Bulls vs. Miami Heat - 11/23/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Chicago Bulls vs. Miami Heat - 11/23/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Heat (6-11) at Chicago Bulls (5-13)

NBA Basketball: Friday, November 23, 2018 at 8:00 pm (United Center)

The Line: Chicago Bulls +4 -- Over/Under: 212.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Miami Heat and Chicago Bulls meet Friday in NBA action at the United Center.

The Miami Heat could use a big win here after losing six of their last seven games. The Miami Heat are averaging 108.3 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 110.2 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Josh Richardson is averaging 20.1 points and 3.4 assists while Goran Dragic is averaging 16.3 points and 4.7 assists. Hassan Whiteside is the third double-digit scorer and Dwyane Wade is dishing 2.8 assists. The Miami Heat are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 71.6 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.9 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat have split their last six road games.

The Chicago Bulls also need a win here after losing five of their last seven games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 104.2 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 113.6 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Zach LaVine is averaging 25.5 points and 4.1 assists while Jabari Parker is averaging 15.2 points and 6.9 rebounds. Justin Holiday is the third double-digit scorer and Wendell Carter Jr. is grabbing 7.3 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 77.5 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.4 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls have split their last four home games.

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The Heat are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 Friday games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Bulls are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Friday games, 20-6 ATS in their last 26 vs. NBA Southeast and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Heat are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Chicago and 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings. The under is 8-3 in Bulls last 11 overall. The over is 9-4 in Heat last 13 overall.

The Miami Heat are shooting less than 43 percent from the field and are being outscored by 6.6 points in their last five games. The Heat haven't been able to win at home, so I'm not sure why I'd be laying chalk with them on the road. The Chicago Bulls have struggles of their own and have been waxed lately, but to me, these teams are pretty much in the same boat at the moment. The value is with the Bulls at home and the free buckets. 

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Randy’s Pick Chicago Bulls +4

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