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Chicago Bulls vs Miami Heat 4/14/2023 Odds, Free Picks and Predictions

Chicago Bulls vs Miami Heat 4/14/2023 Odds, Free Picks and Predictions

NBA Play-In-East – 8th Seed Game

On Friday night, the Chicago Bulls will face off against the Miami Heat in a highly anticipated match-up for the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference. The Bulls, currently boasting a record of 40-42 and under the leadership of head coach Billy Donovan, have won their last three games and currently rank fifth in the league in defensive efficiency. In their most recent game against Toronto, the Bulls rallied from a 19-point deficit to secure a 109-105 victory on the road.

Leading the charge for the Bulls was guard Zach LaVine, who put up an impressive 39 points on 12-for-22 shooting and grabbed six rebounds. All-Star guard/forward DeMar DeRozan also had a strong showing with 23 points (10-19 FG) and seven rebounds against his former team, while Nikola Vucevic added 14 points and 13 rebounds. Despite being outrebounded by a 50-36 margin, the Bulls managed to pull off the win.

  • Chicago is 6-14 SU in their last 20 meetings with the Heat.
  • The Chicago Bulls are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games on the road.
  • The Bulls are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games on the road against Miami. 

Chicago Bulls vs Miami Heat 4/14/2023 Odds, Free Picks and Predictions

The Miami Heat, on the other hand, finished the regular season with a record of 44-38 and ranked ninth in the league in defensive efficiency. In their first game of the Play-In Tournament, the Heat suffered a 116-105 home loss to the Atlanta Hawks after trailing by 15 points at halftime and failing to mount a comeback in the second half. The Heat was also dominated on the glass by a 63-39 margin and outscored 64-46 in the paint.

Despite the loss, Miami guard Kyle Lowry had a standout performance with 33 points (11-16 FG) and five assists in just 33 minutes off the bench. Tyler Herro also contributed with 26 points on 12-for-23 shooting and six rebounds, while Jimmy Butler had a somewhat disappointing night with 21 points (6-19 FG). As both teams battle for the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference, this game is sure to be a must-watch for all basketball fans.

  • The total went OVER in 8 of Miami’s last 12 clashes with the Bulls.
  • The total hung OVER in 7 of the Miami Heat’s last 8 games at home.
  • The Miami Heat is 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games at home against Chicago. 

Chicago Bulls vs Miami Heat. The NBA pick for this game is the Miami Heat. Miami Heat’s guard/forward Jimmy Butler was absent from Thursday’s practice due to personal reasons, but he is anticipated to be available for this crucial elimination game. As both teams fight for their playoff lives, it’s likely that the pace of the game will slow down considerably. In what promises to be a defensive showdown, both teams’ defenses are expected to shine and keep the score relatively low. As a result, I predict that the Miami Heat will emerge victorious with a final score of 103-98.

NBA Starting Time: 7:00 PM ET

Location: FTX Arena in Miami, FL

Date: Friday, April 14, 2022


NBA Odds: Miami Heat -5.5

NBA Totals: 208.5

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