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NBA Odds: Heat head to Chicago

LeBron James and the Miami Heat have run their winning streak to 27 games as they prepare to meet the Bulls in Chicago on Wednesday night in the marquee NBA betting matchup of the day.

The Heat are 7-3 SU and 6-4 ATS over their past 10 games against the Bulls, including an 86-67 road win as a 3.5-point favorite when the teams last met on February 21. Six of the past seven Heat vs. Bulls matchups have turned out to be UNDER results.

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The Bulls currently sports a record of 38-31, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 31-38 ATS. The Heat are 56-14 and 37-33 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Bulls post a 30-39 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Heat have gone 35-35 against the number.

View Miami vs Chicago Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bulls at No. 9 and the Heat at No. 6 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 104-97 result in favor of the Heat.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Chicago's No. 6-rated squad against Miami's No. 30-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Chicago rates No. 29 in the league with 5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 6 with 8.3 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Heat own the league's No. 5-rated mark, allowing 94.9 points per game when playing on the road. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 30 in scoring on their home court.

Last time out for Miami, they were a 108-94 winner as they battled the Magic on the road. The Heat covered in the match as a 12-point favorite, while 202 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. LeBron James scored 24 points and chipped in with 11 assists for Miami on Monday, leading the Heat to a 108-94 victory over Orlando at Amway Center.

Chicago was a 104-97 winner in its last match on the road against the Timberwolves. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 201 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Bulls got a 22-point performance from Nate Robinson, who added 10 assists as Chicago ran past Minnesota 104-97 on Sunday at Target Center.

Miami Heat Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing New Orleans are 6-4
After playing Orlando are 8-2
After a win are 10-0

Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Dallas are 2-8
After playing Minnesota are 7-3
After a win are 2-8

A few Heat at Bulls trends to consider:
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Miami's last 7 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games when playing on the road against Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chicago's last 7 games when playing Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games when playing at home against Miami
Chicago is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Chicago's last 16 games at home

Next up:
Miami at New Orleans, Friday, March 29
Chicago at Dallas, Saturday, March 30