Chicago Bulls at Miami Heat NBA Betting Tips 1/30/2019
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
American Airlines Arena
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The Chicago Bulls travel to American Airlines Arena to play the Miami Heat on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Miami as 9.5 point favorites.
The Bulls head into this matchup with a mark of 11-39. They are 4th in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -10.0 as they average 101.1 points per contest while giving up 111.0 per game. The Heat have an overall mark of 24-24. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They total 105.7 points per contest and give up 105.5, which is a point differential of 0.2.
Valuable Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 21-27-2 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 19-31-0 against the over/under
Important Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 25-22-1 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 24-23-0 against the over/under
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
10/20/18 G Denzel Valentine Ankle is out for season
01/26/19 SF Chandler Hutchison Knee is out indefinitely
01/16/19 F Wendell Carter Jr. Thumb is out indefinitely
Key Miami Heat Injuries
12/19/18 PG Goran Dragic Knee is out indefinitely
01/28/19 SF Derrick Jones Jr. Knee is out indefinitely
01/28/19 G Tyler Johnson Calf is questionable Wednesday vs Chicago
Kris Dunn comes into this contest averaging 12.0 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 81%. Zach Lavine averages 22.9 points per game in 33.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.2 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Josh Richardson averages 17.5 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Hassan Whiteside averages 12.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 12.4 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 43%.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago averages 101.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -10.0 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 41.8 rebounds per game and 21.6 assists per game, which ranks them 27th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 14.2 per game. The Bulls allow 111.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 22nd and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.5 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 24.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami is 26th in the league with 105.7 points per game this year. They are 25th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 0.2. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 12th in the NBA. They are 9th in the league in rebounding with 46.6 boards per game, and 18th in assists per contest with 23.7. The Heat are 8th in turnovers per game with 14.4. The Heat surrender 105.5 points per contest, which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 18th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 22.4 assists allowed per contest and 12th with 44.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Heat are 12th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per game.
The Bulls are 30th in the NBA in offensive rating with 102.2, and their defensive rating of 112.3 is ranked 23rd. In terms of pace they are 22nd in the league with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 28th. As a team they are 29th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 25th in the league. Chicago is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 6th in the league.
Miami is 9th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 27th in the league. The Heat are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.9, and their defensive rating of 107.8 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 25th in the league with 97.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 22nd. As a team they are 26th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Heat NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Miami -9.5
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