Chicago Bulls (11-18) vs. Miami Heat (16-15)
December 20, 2022 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Miami Heat -6; Over/Under: +224
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The Chicago Bulls and Miami Heat meet Tuesday in NBA action at the FTX Arena. The Chicago Bulls have lost 4 straight games. The Miami Heat have won 4 straight games.
The Chicago Bulls are averaging 113.2 points on 48.1 percent shooting and allowing 115.1 points on 48 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 25.9 points and 4.7 assists, while Zach LaVine is averaging 21.8 points and 4.4 rebounds. Nikola Vucevic is the third double-digit scorer and Ayo Dosunmu is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 82.1 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 37.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.2 rebounds per game.
The Miami Heat are averaging 108.1 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 109 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 21.9 points and 6.8 rebounds, while Tyler Herro is averaging 21.2 points and 6.3 rebounds. Bam Adebayo is the third double-digit scorer and Kyle Lowry is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 82.3 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.1 rebounds per game.
The Bulls are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Heat are 3-14-1 ATS in their last 18 home games and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The over is 4-1-1 in Bulls last 6 overall. The over is 8-1 in Heat last 9 home games. The Bulls are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Miami and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Chicago Bulls are a complete mess right now, and things don’t get better on the road, where they lose by an average of 4.7 points. There’s now rumblings that the Bulls may experience a fire sale soon, which also doesn’t help the feeling in the locker room. The Miami Heat have quietly won 4 straight games, and it’s due to a defense that’s gotten better. At home, I’d assume the Heat can build on this momentum and take care of a Bulls squad that may look very different in a month or two. I’ll lay the points.