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Bulls-Heat Matchup is Trending UNDER

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UNDER bettors have been loving the Miami Heat all season long, and for good reason. The Heat are the top UNDER team in the NBA at 21-37 O/U due to their relatively low 96.9 points per game and 96.7 points allowed per contest. Tonight Goran Dragic and company will tangle with the Chicago Bulls, which means totals bettors should once again be on high alert. The UNDER has paid out in five of the previous six meetings between the clubs.

Shark Bites
  • The Heat are 3-0 SU and ATS in their last three games after winning the previous game in a matchup.
  • The Bulls are 0-5 SU and 1-4 ATS in their last five games on the road.
  • The Bulls are 3-1 SU and ATS in their last four games with two days off between games.

The Bulls have spent the last two months transitioning from an Eastern Conference contender to one that’s on the verge of missing the postseason altogether. Chicago was just 2.5 games behind Cleveland for first place in the East on January 7, but have gone 8-16 SU since and are now tied with Charlotte and Detroit for the eighth and final playoff spot in the conference at 30-28 SU. Simply put, rookie head coach Fred Hoiberg’s offensive system has not translated to the pros, and it’s hurting the pockets of Bulls backers.

Meanwhile, things are trending upwards in South Beach. The Heat have won nine of their last 10 against Eastern Conference squads - a stretch that started on January 7 when Miami topped Chicago 89-84 while holding the Bulls to just 39.8 percent shooting. Veteran shooting guard Dwayne Wade turned back the clock in that game in the form of a game-high 28 points.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Chicago Bulls have seen them go 30-28 and 23-35 ATS so far this NBA season, while the Miami Heat are at 33-26 and 31-27-1 ATS. In Over/Under totals betting, the Heat are 21-38, while the Chicago Bulls are 30-28. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Miami vs Chicago injuries news.

According to the betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 21-rated Miami Heat and the No. 25-rated Bulls in this NBA basketball matchup.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Chicago Bulls rank No. 1 in the league with 47.88 per game. That compares with Miami's No. 10 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Miami is the NBA's No. 28-ranked team at 5.8 per game, while the Chicago Bulls rate No. 23 with 7.45 per contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chicago got 22 points and 22 rebounds from Pau Gasol in a losing cause in a 103-95 loss to Portland on Saturday at United Center.

The Heat got 26 points from Dwyane Wade as Miami ran past New York 98-81 on Sunday at Madison Square Garden.

Betting Trends
  • Chicago is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Chicago is 8-16 ATS in its last 24 games
  • Chicago is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
  • Chicago is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Miami is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Miami is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Miami is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Miami is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing Chicago

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Orlando, Wednesday, March 2nd
Miami home to Phoenix, Thursday, March 3rd

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