Friday, March 11, 2016
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The Miami Heat travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Friday, March 11, 2016. The opening line for this game has Miami as 1 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 206.
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The Heat come into this game with an overall record of 37-27 and a road record of 16-15. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.9 as they are averaging 98.1 points per game while giving up 97.2 per contest. Miami is 8-4 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 23-17. They are 7-3 in their last 10 games. The Bulls have an overall record of 32-30 and a home record of 21-11. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 101.6 points per game and surrendering 102.5, good for a point differential of -0.9. Chicago has a division record of 7-5 and a conference record of 19-19. In their last 10 games they are 5-5.
Dwyane Wade comes into this contest averaging 19.3 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Heat. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Goran Dragic averages 13.4 points per game in 32.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.6 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game for Miami. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Pau Gasol averages 17 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 11.1 rebounds per game and has 4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Derrick Rose averages 16.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 4.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Miami averages 98.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 52.3 rebounds per game and 20.5 assists per game which ranks them 13th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 14.3 per game. The Heat allow 97.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.4 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 20.4 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Chicago averages 101.6 points per game this year which ranks them 19th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 25th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 4th in the NBA. They average 56.4 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per contest which ranks them 2nd and 12th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 13th with 14.2 per game. The Bulls allow 102.5 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 2nd and 4th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55.3 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. The Bulls force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA.
The Heat average 95.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 107.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -2.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 3 per contest. The Heat have an offensive rating of 104.3 and a defensive rating of 103.3. In terms of pace they average 93.5 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 22% of their shots. Miami turns the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 12 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Bulls score 101.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 99 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 1.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 1.9 points per game. The Bulls rating on offense is 103.8 and they have a defensive rating of 104.7. They get 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 48%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 23% of their shot attempts. Chicago turns the ball over on 12.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 10.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 34-29-1 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 24-40-0 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 25-37-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 31-30-1 against the over/under
Miami Heat Injuries
02/17/16 F Chris Bosh Blood Clot out indefinitely
02/01/16 G Tyler Johnson Shoulder out indefinitely
Chicago Bulls Injuries
03/10/16 F Bobby Portis Eye is upgraded to probable Thursday vs. San Antonio
03/10/16 G Jimmy Butler Knee expected to miss Thursday vs. San Antonio & Friday vs. Miami
01/25/16 C Joakim Noah Shoulder out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago
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