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Miami Heat vs. Chicago Bulls - 1/30/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Chicago Bulls at Miami Heat
Date & Time Wednesday January 30, 2019, 7:30 PM (EST)
Location
American Airlines Arena
Miami, Florida
The Line
The Line: Miami Heat -10.5 -- Over/Under: 206.5
TV Channel
NBCH, FSS
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The Chicago Bulls and Miami Heat meet Wednesday in NBA action at the American Airlines Arena.

The Chicago Bulls could use a win after losing 14 of their last 15 games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 101.1 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 111 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Zach LaVine is averaging 22.9 points and 4.2 assists while Lauri Markkanen is averaging 17.1 points and 7.4 rebounds. Jabari Parker is the third double-digit scorer and Bobby Portis is grabbing 7.5 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.4 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.8 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls have lost seven of their last eight road games.

The Miami Heat look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Miami Heat are averaging 105.7 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 105.5 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Josh Richardson is averaging 17.5 points and 3.9 assists while Dwyane Wade is averaging 13.8 points and 4.3 assists. Hassan Whiteside is the third double-digit scorer and Justise Winslow is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 68.9 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.6 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat have split their last eight home games.

The Bulls are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest, 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games and 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Heat are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 2 days rest and 14-5 ATS in their last 19 Wednesday games. The Bulls are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Miami and the road team is 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings. The under is 4-0 in Heat last 4 overall. The under is 4-0 in Bulls last 4 overall.

The Miami Heat did just beat the Chicago Bulls by 14 points a few days ago, but the game was close throughout and the Bulls actually had a halftime lead. And despite all the losses the Bulls are piling up, they're only being outscored by an average of 5.2 points in their last five games. The Miami Heat are as inconsistent and lackluster as any team in the league and honestly shouldn't be laying double-digit chalk with anybody. The Heat have a hard time winning games let alone covering, as this is the same club that's lost three times this season to the Atlanta Hawks. I don't want to back the Chicago Bulls, but it's the road team and the points or pass for me.

Pick:
Chicago Bulls +10.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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