Miami Heat at Chicago Bulls NBA Tips 1/19/2019
Saturday, January 19, 2019
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The Miami Heat travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Saturday, January 19, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Miami as 2.5 point favorites.
The Heat have a record of 21-21. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of 0.1 as they average 106.2 points per game while giving up 106.1 per contest. The Bulls have an overall record of 10-35 this season. They are 4th in the Central Division. They average 101.0 points per game and surrender 111.4, good for a point differential of -10.5.
Valuable Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 22-19-1 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 23-18-0 against the over/under
Important Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 20-22-2 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 17-27-0 against the over/under
Key Miami Heat Injuries
12/19/18 PG Goran Dragic Knee is out indefinitely
01/17/19 G Tyler Johnson Illness is questionable Friday vs Detroit
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
10/20/18 G Denzel Valentine Ankle is out for season
01/16/19 F Wendell Carter Jr. Thumb is out indefinitely
Josh Richardson comes into this contest averaging 17.7 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 86%. Hassan Whiteside averages 12.8 points per game in 26.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.8 assists per contest and 12.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 45%.
Kris Dunn averages 12.5 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 6.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Zach Lavine averages 22.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 4.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami averages 106.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 47.0 rebounds per game and 23.6 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 14.1 per game. The Heat allow 106.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 2nd and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.8 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 22.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago is 29th in the league with 101.0 points per game this year. They are 27th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -10.5. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 21st in the NBA. They are 27th in the league in rebounding with 41.5 boards per game, and 27th in assists per contest with 21.6. The Bulls are 8th in turnovers per game with 14.3. The Bulls surrender 111.4 points per contest, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 20th and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 24.8 assists allowed per contest and 27th with 47.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulls were 12th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game last season.
The Heat are 22nd in the league in defensive rating with 108, and their offensive rating of 108.1 is ranked 8th. They are 24th in the NBA in pace with 98 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 25th. As a unit they are 27th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 9th in the NBA. Miami is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 28th in the NBA.
Chicago is 7th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 7th in the NBA. The Bulls are 30th in the league in defensive rating with 112.6, and their offensive rating of 102 is ranked 22nd. They are 23rd in the NBA in pace with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 29th. As a unit they are 29th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 26th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Heat/Bulls NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Miami -2.5
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