Miami Heat at Chicago Bulls NBA Picks & Predictions 11/26/2017
Sunday, November 26, 2017
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The Miami Heat travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Sunday, November 26, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Miami as 5.5 point favorites.
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The Heat head into this matchup with a mark of 9-9. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.6 as they are averaging 100.9 points per contest while giving up 102.5 per game. The Bulls have an overall mark of 3-14. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They are averaging 94.4 points per contest and giving up 107.3, which is a point differential of -12.9.
Valuable Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 7-9-2 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 8-9-1 against the over/under
Important Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 7-9-1 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 7-10-0 against the over/under
Key Miami Heat Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
11/06/17 PG David Nwaba Ankle is out indefinitely
10/17/17 F Nikola Mirotic Facial is out indefinitely
10/12/17 PG Zach LaVine Knee is out indefinitely
Goran Dragic comes into this contest averaging 18.9 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Heat. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Dion Waiters averages 15.9 points per game in 31.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 2.8 rebounds per game for Miami. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Robin Lopez averages 13.1 points per game while playing 29.6 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. Lauri Markkanen averages 14.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.2 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami averages 100.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.56 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 43.3 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per game, which ranks them 17th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 16.4 per game. The Heat allow 102.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.2 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 18.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago is 29th in the league with 94.4 points per game this year. They are 30th in the league in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is -12.88. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 27th in the NBA. They are 12th in the league in rebounding with 44.7 boards per game, and 20th in assists per contest with 21.1. The Bulls are 14th in turnovers per game with 15.4. The Bulls surrender 107.3 points per contest, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 24th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 28th with 25.1 assists allowed per contest and 25th with 46.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulls are 2nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.9 per game this season.
The Heat are 24th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104, and their defensive rating of 105.6 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 23rd in the league with 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 15th. As a team they are 15th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league. Miami is 2nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 26th in the league.
Chicago is 13th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 5th in the league. The Bulls are 30th in the NBA in offensive rating with 96.9, and their defensive rating of 110.2 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 19th in the league with 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 30th. As a team they are 30th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Heat/Bulls NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Chicago +5.5
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