Chicago Bulls at Miami Heat NBA Picks & Predictions 11/1/2017
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
American Airlines Arena
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The Chicago Bulls travel to American Airlines Arena to play the Miami Heat on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Miami as 6 point favorites.
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The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 1-4. They are 5th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -12.2 as they are averaging 89.8 points per game while giving up 102.0 per contest. The Heat have an overall record of 2-4. They currently are 4th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 106.2 points per game and surrendering 109.2, good for a point differential of -3.0.
Valuable Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 3-2-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 2-3-0 against the over/under
Important Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 0-4-2 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 4-2-0 against the over/under
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
10/18/17 F Bobby Portis Suspension 8-game suspension (eligible to return 11/07 vs Toronto)
10/17/17 F Nikola Mirotic Facial is out indefinitely
10/12/17 PG Zach LaVine Knee is out indefinitely
Key Miami Heat Injuries
10/31/17 C Hassan Whiteside Knee is "?" Wednesday vs. Chicago
10/14/17 G Rodney McGruder Tibia out indefinitely
Justin Holiday comes into this contest averaging 15.8 points per game while playing 35.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulls. He pulls down 5.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 33% while his free throw percentage is currently at 73%. Lauri Markkanen averages 15.6 points per game in 32.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.4 assists per contest and 9.6 rebounds per game for Chicago. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Goran Dragic averages 19.8 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per contest this year for the Heat. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 4.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Dion Waiters averages 16.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.5 rebounds per contest and 3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago averages 89.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -12.2 and their shooting percentage is 39% as a team, which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 47 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 17.4 per game. The Bulls allow 102 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 13th and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.4 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 25.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami is 11th in the league with 106.2 points per game this year. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -3. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 27th in the NBA. They are 23rd in the league in rebounding with 42 boards per game, and 23rd in assists per contest with 20.8. The Heat are 11th in turnovers per game with 16.3. The Heat surrender 109.2 points per contest, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 41% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 29th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 17.8 assists allowed per contest and 16th with 43.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Heat are 8th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15 per game this season.
The Bulls are 30th in the league in defensive rating with 107.8, and their offensive rating of 94.9 is ranked 12th. They are 29th in the NBA in pace with 94.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 45% is 30th. As a unit they are 30th in the league in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the NBA. Chicago is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 18th in the NBA.
Miami is 11th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 13th in the league. The Heat are 18th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.8, and their defensive rating of 108.8 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 13th in the league with 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 7th. As a team they are 11th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Heat NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Miami -6
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