Chicago Bulls vs Miami Heat Prediction, 2/28/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago Bulls vs Miami Heat
Date: Monday, February 28, 2022
Location: FTX Arena in Miami, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
FTX Arena is the site where the Miami Heat (40-21) will go up against the Chicago Bulls (39-22) on Monday.
The Bulls faced the Grizzlies and went home with a loss by a final score of 116-110 in their last game. Chicago finished with a 41.9% field goal percentage (39 out of 93) and converted 9 of 20 shots from 3-point land. At the free throw line, the Bulls made 23 of 30 tries for a rate of 76.7%. Pertaining to pulling down rebounds, they earned 41 with 6 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 17 dimes in the matchup as well as forcing the other team into 10 turnovers and getting 9 steals. When discussing the defense, Chicago allowed the other team to shoot 44.0% from the field on 44 of 100 shooting. Memphis totaled 61 dimes and had 23 steals for the contest. In addition, Memphis pulled down 42 boards (19 offensive, 23 defensive) and added 3 rejections. Memphis finished 80.8% at the free throw line by making 21 of 26 attempts. They also made 7 out of their 23 tries from long range. In the matter of fouls, the Bulls walked away with 17 while the Grizzlies recorded 13 fouls.
Zach LaVine is a guy who was a major contributor for the matchup. LaVine finished 47.4% from the field and also earned 6 assists. He played for 38 minutes and also grabbed 4 boards. He finished with 28 points on 9 out of 19 shooting.
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Chicago heads into this matchup with a record of 39-22 so far this season. They currently have an average of 112.6 pts per game (8th in the league) while going 48.2% from the field. The Bulls are hitting 37.6% on shots from beyond the arc (679 of 1,807) and 81.5% from the charity stripe. As a team, Chicago is collecting 43.3 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 1,477 assists on the campaign, which is 12th in the league in terms of passing. They cough up possession 12.9 times per contest and as a team they commit 18.6 personal fouls every game.
When they are on defense, the Bulls have forced 13.2 turnovers per game and they draw 17.7 fouls. They are ranked 22nd in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,519 surrendered this year. The Bulls defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 46.5% (2,506 of 5,386) and they surrender 43.5 boards per game as a squad. They are giving up 36.2% on 3-point attempts and they are 18th in the league in points per game allowed (110.4).
For their last game, the Heat got the win with a final of 133-129 against the Spurs. The Heat corralled 28 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive boards for a total of 32 for the matchup. They also gave up possession of the ball 11 times, while earning 8 steals in this game. The Spurs were called for 20 personal fouls in the matchup which took the Heat to the free throw line for a total of 38 attempts. They were able to knock down 27 of the free throws for a percentage of 71.1%. When talking about three-point shots, Miami converted 12 out of their 28 attempts (42.9%). When this game wrapped up, the Heat shot 47 out of 83 from the floor which had them shooting 56.6%. The Heat allowed the Spurs to knock down 50 of 90 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 55.6% in the game. They shot 45.2% from three-point range by going 14 of 31 and finished the contest at 15 of 19 at the charity stripe (78.9%). With respect to cleaning up the glass, Miami permitted San Antonio to grab 34 in total (12 on the offensive side).
Bam Adebayo ended up being important for the Heat for the matchup. He buried 14 of 21 for the game giving him a rate of 66.7%, and had 7 rebounds. Adebayo recorded 36 points in his 34 minutes on the court and had 4 assists in this contest.
Miami has a record of 40-21 for the season. As an offense, the Heat are hitting on 46.2% from the field, which is 13th in the league. Miami has totaled 6,674 pts on the year (109.4 per contest) and they average 44.6 boards per contest. They are dishing out assists 25.7 times per game (6th in the NBA) and they turn it over 14.8 times per contest. The Heat commit 20.7 personal fouls every game and they hit 80.7% from the charity stripe.
The Heat defensively are ranked 5th in basketball in points allowed per contest with 104.8. They are forcing their opponents into 15.5 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 44.3% from the floor (5th in the NBA). The Miami defense allows 34.5% on shots from distance (812 of 2,355) and opponents are connecting on 76.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They relinquish 23.3 assists and 41.8 rebounds per game, which is 8th and 1st in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Chicago
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