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Bulls visit Heat in hoops battle

Chicago BullsMiami Heat
April 14, 1:00 PM | AmericanAirlines Arena

Chicago Bulls vs Miami Heat Odds

43-36TEAM RECORD63-16

AmericanAirlines Arena features an NBA battle between the host Miami Heat and the visiting Chicago Bulls in betting action on Sunday.

This season the Heat are 63-16 overall and 43-36 ATS against the number, while the Bulls are 43-36 and 35-44 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Miami is 41-38 on the OU, and Chicago is 35-44.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Heat rated this week at No. 5 and the Bulls sitting at No. 12. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 104-96 result in favor of the Heat today.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Miami's No. 5-ranked offense (102.9 PPG) against a Bulls defense that ranks No. 3 at 92.8 PPG. The Heat have averaged 49.5% from the field per game, more than the Bulls have managed so far this season (43.6% on average).

Defensively, the Bulls feature the league's No. 4-rated defense on the road, giving up 94.9 points per game. Miami, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 97-88 loser as they battled the Raptors on the road. The Bulls failed to cover in the match as a 2.5-point underdog, while 185 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Bulls got 19 points from Carlos Boozer, but it was Toronto that prevailed in a 97-88 final on Friday at Air Canada Centre.

In their last action, Miami was a 109-101 winner at home against the Celtics. They failed to cover the 11.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (210) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Miami earned a 109-101 victory over Boston on Friday, getting 20 points from LeBron James at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 10-0
Before playing Orlando are 7-3
After playing Toronto are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

Miami Heat Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Cleveland are 9-1
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a win are 8-2

A few Bulls at Heat trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games when playing Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 7 games
Chicago is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Miami
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Miami is 20-1 SU in its last 21 games at home
Miami is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games when playing Chicago

Next up:
Chicago at Orlando, Monday, April 15
Miami at Cleveland, Monday, April 15