There was a time when NBA fans never thought Dwyane Wade would wear anything other than a Miami Heat jersey, but those days are gone now. Wade’s new team, the Chicago Bulls, make their way to South Beach on Thursday in his first game back at American Airlines Arena.
- The Bulls are 14-4 ATS in their last 18 games on Thursday.
- The Heat are 12-4 ATS in their last 16 games at home.
- The total has gone OVER in six of the Heat’s last seven games with a closing total of 199.5 or less.
Oddsmakers initially set the Heat as slight 1.5-point home favorites with a total of 198.
Wade scored 25 points on Wednesday but the Bulls lost 115-107 to the Atlanta Hawks – their fourth loss in five games. The Heat are struggling as well right now, having also dropped four of their last five after suffering a 97-85 road setback to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday.
Miami is still adapting to life without Wade, as Goran Dragic (18 points per game) and Hassan Whiteside (17.5) are the top two scoring options. Whiteside has been a beast on the glass, collecting a team-best 13.8 rebounds per game.
The UNDER is red-hot when these teams collide. In the last nine meetings between the Bulls and Heat, the UNDER is 7-2.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
The visiting Chicago Bulls betting line opened this morning as 1.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds – Shark
(including Bovada), while the total was hovering around 198.5 at BetOnline and other betting odds shops.
Odds – Shark
prediction models pick the Heat to win this game 103-102. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.
Chicago Bulls vs Miami Heat Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Chicago Bulls will try to spoil the party on Thursday; they are 4-4 ATS against the betting spread this NBA season, while the Miami Heat are 2-4 ATS. Chicago is 3-5 vs the betting total points scored; Miami is 3-3. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Miami vs Chicago injuries news.
The Odds – Shark
betting Power Rankings have the Miami Heat at No. 13 and the Chicago Bulls at No. 15 heading into this NBA contest.
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Chicago Bulls rank No. 3 in the league with 47.13 per game. That compares with Miami’s No. 10 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Miami is the NBA’s No. 17-ranked team at 8.5 per game, while the Chicago Bulls rate No. 23 with 8 per contest.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Chicago got 39 points from Jimmy Butler en route to a 115-107 loss at the hands of Chicago on Wednesday at Philips Arena.
Miami suffered a 97-85 loss against Oklahoma City on Monday, getting 18 points from James Johnson in a losing effort at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
- Chicago is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
- Chicago is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Chicago’s last 20 games
- Chicago is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
- Miami is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
- Miami is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 6 of Miami’s last 9 games
- Miami is 12-4 ATS in its last 16 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Chicago home to Washington, Saturday, November 12th
Miami home to Utah, Saturday, November 12th