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Heat Continue to be an Awful Bet

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The Miami Heat have been one of the worst teams in the NBA as of late but will be looking to right the ship Monday against the Chicago Bulls in the Windy City. The Heat have dropped seven of their last eight straight up and have covered the spread just twice during that span. The Heat have failed to reach the 100-point mark in six straight games.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone OVER in seven of the Bulls' last nine games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 14 of the Heat' last 17 games on the road in January.
  • The Bulls are 0-3 SU and ATS in their last three games at home.

As inconsistent as Chris Bosh and company have been as a spread bet, they’ve been dynamite for bettors banking on low totals. The UNDER has paid out in four of the Heat’s previous five matchups to bring their OVER/UNDER mark to 14-29—good enough to make them the top UNDER team in the Association. The UNDER has also cashed in each of the last five times the Bulls and Heat have faced off.

The Bulls are coming off a big 96-83 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers, where the wine and gold shot a measly 37 percent from the field. Stringing together solid efforts has also been a tall order for the Bulls, as Fred Hoiberg’s crew are 4-6 SU and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games. Chicago is the second worst team in the league against the spread at 17-26 ATS, just above the lowly Phoenix Suns.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Chicago battles the Miami Heat, currently with a 23-21 mark (20-23-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals betting, are 22-21 for the Chicago Bulls and 14-30 for the Miami Heat. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Miami injuries news.

According to the betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 21-rated Chicago Bulls and the No. 24-rated Heat in this NBA basketball matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Chicago's No. 15-ranked offense averaging 101.7 PPG, against a Miami Heat defense that ranks No. 3 at 95.8 PPG. The Chicago Bulls field goal percentage has averaged 43.37% so far, less than the Miami Heat shooters have achieved on the year, 45.79% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Miami was crushed on Friday, getting run out of the gym by Toronto and falling 101-81 at Air Canada Centre.

Pau Gasol scored 25 points and chipped in with 25 rebounds for Chicago on Saturday, leading the Bulls to a 96-83 victory over Cleveland at Quicken Loans Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Miami is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Miami is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami's last 6 games
  • Miami is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Chicago is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Chicago is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Chicago's last 9 games
  • Chicago is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Miami at Brooklyn, Tuesday, January 26th
Chicago at Los Angeles, Thursday, January 28th