Chicago Bulls vs Miami Heat Prediction, 4/26/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Bulls vs Miami Heat
Date: Monday, April 26, 2021
Location: AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, FL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (+4.5)
AmericanAirlines Arena is the venue where and the Miami Heat (32-29) will play the Chicago Bulls (25-35) on Monday. The spread on this contest has Miami as 4.5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 219.
The Bulls played the Heat and went home with a loss by a final score of 106-101 in their last contest. Chicago walked away from the contest with a 48.1% field goal percentage (38 of 79) and made 13 of their 38 3-point attempts. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Bulls made 12 of 13 tries for a percentage of 92.3%. In regard to grabbing boards, they compiled a total of 42 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 28 assists in the matchup as well as forcing 10 turnovers and having 7 steals. In reference to defending, Chicago allowed the other team to shoot 45.0% from the field on 36 out of 80 shooting. Miami distributed 22 assists and had 11 steals in this contest. In addition, Miami collected 37 boards (6 offensive, 31 defensive) and earned 2 rejections. Miami shot 83.3% at the charity stripe by making 20 of their 24 shots. They converted 14 of 37 shots from three-point range.
Coby White is someone who was a factor for the matchup. He finished with 31 points on 11 of 18 shooting. He played for 37:38 mins played and also snagged 5 rebounds. White went 61.1% from the floor and also earned 5 assists. Another guy that was a factor in this game for the Bulls was Nikola Vucevic. He snagged 14 rebounds in 38:56 minutes on the hardwood. He ended up going 61.1% from the field for this game by going 11-of-18 (26 points). When the final whistle was blown, Vucevic tallied 6 assists.
Chicago heads into this game with a record of 25-35 on the campaign. The Bulls are shooting 36.8% on shots from beyond the arc (748 of 2,035) and 80.3% from the free throw line. They have an average of 111.6 pts per contest (18th in the NBA) while going 47.9% from the floor. They are giving up possession 15.5 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 19.1 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Chicago is collecting 44.5 rebounds per game and has earned 1,610 dimes so far this season, which is 3rd in the NBA in terms of passing. Defensively, the Bulls have forced 13.0 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.0 fouls. They relinquish 35.6% on shots from downtown and they are 19th in the league in opponents points per game (112.8). The Bulls defense is allowing a FG percentage of 47.6% (779 of 1,079) and they concede 41.9 boards per game as a squad. They are ranked 12th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,460 conceded so far this year.
In their win over Chicago, the Heat corralled 31 defensive boards and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 37 in this game. They also gave up possession of the ball 10 times, while getting 11 steals for the contest. The Bulls committed 20 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Heat to the charity stripe for 24 tries. They were able to convert 20 of those for a percentage of 83.3%. When it comes to shooting from 3-point land, Miami buried 14 of 37 attempts (37.8%). When the final whistle blew, the Heat finished the game shooting 36 for 80 from the field which gave them a percentage of 45.0%. The Heat permitted the Bulls to bury 38 of 79 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 48.1% for this game. They shot 34.2% from 3-point land by going 13 of 38 and walked away from this one shooting 12 of 13 at the charity stripe (92.3%). In relation to cleaning up the glass, Miami permitted Chicago to get 42 in all (6 on the offensive side).
Duncan Robinson pitched in for the Heat for the contest. He made 8 out of 17 in this contest for a field goal percentage of 47.1%, and added 6 rebounds. Robinson had 23 points in his 37:44 minutes on the hardwood, but wasn't able to get an assist. An additional guy that ended up playing a role for Miami was Kendrick Nunn. He finished this one with 2 dimes in 35:57 mins on the hardwood, and he knocked down 7 out of 14 from the floor. Nunn walked away from this one going 50.0% from the floor while earning 22 points and 5 rebounds.
Miami has a record of 32-29 on the campaign. Miami has earned 6,491 pts for the season (106.4 per contest) and they pull in 41.8 rebounds per game. The Heat have committed 18.9 personal fouls every game and they shoot 78.7% from the free throw line. When it comes to offense, the Heat are shooting 46.1% from the floor, which is ranked 19th in the league. They are dishing out assists 26.2 times per contest (9th in the league) and they are turning it over 14.4 times per contest. The Heat are ranked 3rd in basketball in points given up per game with 107.1. They allow 25.4 assists and 43.6 rebounds every game, which ranks them 21st and 14th in basketball. The Miami defense gives up 36.2% on 3-point attempts (877 of 2,425) and their opponents are connecting on 79.1% of their shots from the free throw line. They are forcing 15.2 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 45.1% from the field (3rd in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Chicago (+4.5)
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