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Heat face Bulls on NBA odds

Chicago travels to Miami on Sunday, hoping to boost its 42-18 mark with a victory over the Heat.

The Heat sport records of 43-19 and 28-33-1 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Bulls sit at 42-18 and 37-22-1 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 33-28-1 for the Heat and 23-37 for the Bulls.

View Chicago vs Miami Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Heat installed as 4-point favorites in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks at 188.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Heat sit at No. 2 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Bulls are at No. 3 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Heat will win this game 105-103.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Miami's No. 9-ranked offense, averaging 101.8 PPG, against a Bulls defense that ranks No. 2 at 91.9 PPG. The Heat field goal percentage has averaged 47.5% so far, more than the Bulls shooters have achieved on the year, 45.9% per game.

Defensively, the Bulls feature the league's No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 93.9 points per game. Miami, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Chicago was an 89-81 winner on the road against the Magic. They covered the 2–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (170) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Bulls grabbed an 89-81 win over the Magic on Friday, behind a 24-point effort from Derrick Rose at Amway Center.

The Heat were a 125-95 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Spurs. They failed to cover the 2.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (220) made winners of OVER bettors. Miami was run off the court by the Spurs on Friday as San Antonio blasted them 125-95 at AT&T Center.

Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing New Orleans are 4-6
After playing Orlando are 3-7
After a win are 7-3

Miami Heat Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Portland are 4-6
After playing San Antonio are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5


A few Bulls at Heat trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 5 games
Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Chicago's last 12 games when playing Miami
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Chicago
Miami is 16-4 SU in its last 20 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Miami's last 12 games when playing Chicago
Miami is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games

Next up:
Chicago home to New Orleans, Monday, March 7
Miami home to Portland, Tuesday, March 8

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