Monday, January 25, 2016
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The Miami Heat travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Monday, January 25, 2016. The opening line for this game has Chicago as 3 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 204.
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The Heat come into this game with an overall record of 23-21 and a road record of 8-12. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.3 as they are averaging 95.5 points per game while giving up 95.8 per contest. The Bulls have an overall record of 25-18 and a home record of 16-8. They currently are 2nd in the Central Division. They are averaging 101.7 points per game and surrendering 101, good for a point differential of 0.7.
Dwyane Wade comes into this contest averaging 18.2 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Heat. He pulls down 4 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 77%. Chris Bosh averages 19.1 points per game in 33.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 7.7 rebounds per game for Miami. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Jimmy Butler averages 22.5 points per game while playing 38.2 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 4.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Pau Gasol averages 16.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.8 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Miami averages 95.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 50.2 rebounds per game and 19.8 assists per game which ranks them 24th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 14.3 per game. The Heat allow 95.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.2 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 20.5 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Chicago averages 101.7 points per game this year which ranks them 15th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.7 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 25th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the NBA. They average 58 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per contest which ranks them 2nd and 16th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 14th with 14.6 per game. The Bulls allow 101 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 5th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55.6 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. The Bulls force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA.
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 20-23-1 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 14-30-0 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 17-26-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 22-21-0 against the over/under
Miami Heat Injuries
01/24/16 G Dwyane Wade Shoulder "?" Monday vs. Chicago
01/24/16 G Gerald Green Knee "?" Monday vs. Chicago
01/24/16 C Hassan Whiteside Back doubtful Monday vs. Chicago
01/24/16 F Josh McRoberts Knee "?" Monday vs. Chicago
01/24/16 F Luol Deng Eye expected to miss Monday vs. Chicago
01/24/16 G Beno Udrih Neck "?" Monday vs. Chicago
01/19/16 F Chris Andersen Knee out indefinitely
01/13/16 G Goran Dragic Calf out indefinitely
Chicago Bulls Injuries
09/26/15 G Mike Dunleavy Back out indefinitely
01/24/16 G E'Twaun Moore Hamstring injured last game, expected to miss Monday vs. Miami
01/21/16 G Kirk Hinrich Quad out indefinitely
01/17/16 C Joakim Noah Shoulder expected to miss 4-6 months
Guy's Pick: Take Miami
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