Heat look for rebound against Bulls
After getting upset as a big favorite in Game 1 of their second-round series on Monday night the Miami Heat will be looking to rebound against the Bulls in Game 2 on Wednesday.
Miami fell 93-86 at home to Chicago as a 13-point favorite on the NBA betting lines in the opener of the best-of-seven series on Monday night, with Nate Robinson scoring 27 points for the Bulls in the win. LeBron James scored 24 points for the Heat.
Miami will face the 45-37 Bulls, who own a 36-46 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Heat are 43-39 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Bulls are 37-45 favoring the OVER.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 6-rated Heat and the No. 13-ranked Bulls, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 104-96 result in favor of the Heat.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Miami's No. 30-rated squad against Chicago's No. 8-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Miami rates No. 3 in the league with 8.7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 29 with 5.4 per outing.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Bulls own the league's No. 4-rated mark, allowing 94.9 points per game when playing on the road. Miami, on the other hand, rates No. 4 in scoring on their home court.
The Bulls were a 93-86 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Heat. They covered the 13-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (179) made winners of UNDER bettors. Nate Robinson went off for 27 points and added 3 rebounds leading Chicago over Miami, 93-86, on Monday at AmericanAirlines Arena.
Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Miami are 8-2
After playing Miami are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
Miami Heat Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Chicago are 8-2
After playing Chicago are 9-1
After a loss are 8-2
A few Bulls at Heat trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games when playing on the road against Miami
Chicago is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 7 games when playing Miami
Miami is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games
Miami is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games when playing at home against Chicago
Chicago home to Miami, Friday, May 10
Miami at Chicago, Friday, May 10