Chicago looks to get their second-straight win Friday night when they host the Miami Heat at United Center. Miami has been playing well of late, winning 10 of their first 13 games this season.
Let's take a closer look at where the value is at in this matchup.
Miami Heat: -194
Chicago Bulls: +164
Miami Heat -4.5: -110
Chicago Bulls +4.5: -110
Over 216.5: -105
Under 216.5: -115
Key Points to Consider
Strong Start: Miami enters this matchup having held their last three opponents to under 100 points. That's an impressive stat when you consider just how easily most teams get past the century mark in today's style of play. That sort of defense -- along with the fact they're averaging 112+ points per night -- should make for a fun season if you're a Miami fan.
Offensive Numbers: Chicago bounced back from three straight losses with a win over Detroit their last time out. While they put up 109 points on 51% shooting, it does feel like they played above their means. On the season they are averaging 107.3 points per game on just 42% shooting from the field.
Head-to-head: Going back to last season, Miami has won three of the last four matchups between these two teams.
ATS: In their last eight games against teams with a record below .400, Miami si 7-0-1 against the spread (ATS).
For Miami, Jimmy Butler is projected to finish with 19 points on 47% shooting, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 1-to-2 steals.
For Chicago, Zach LaVine is projected to finish with 18 points on 42% shooting, 4 rebounds, 4 assists and 1 steal.
Miami to cover.
Four-star (out of four) hot trend pick. Miami's average margin of victory in sims +9.3 points.
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