Miami Heat vs. Chicago Bulls
The Miami Heat is 3-point favorites when they travel to Chicago this evening.Â The over/under total for the game is 191.Â These are two teams that certainly have title aspirations this year.
The Miami Heat are 42-15 overall and 30-27 against the spread.Â The Heat has the second best record in the east slightly behind the Boston Celtics.Â In their first game back from the all-star break the Heat beat the Sacramento Kings 117-97 on Tuesday as 13-point home favorites.Â Dwayne Wade, Lebron James and Chris Bosh combined for 76 of the 117 points scored for the Heat.Â The 214 combined points went er the total of 205 points.Â The er is 8-3 in Miamis last 11 games.Â Miami is 21-10 overall on the road, with a record 18-13 against the spread.
The Chicago Bullls are 38-16 overall and 33-21 against the spread.Â They have the third best record in the east behind the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat and have done that without the services for most of the year from Joakim Noah.Â Noah missed the last 30 games after suffering a thumb injury. Hes a very active player and an excellent rebounder.Â Surprisingly, the Bulls went 22-8 with Noah.Â Derrick Rose leads the Bulls in points with 24.9 points per game followed by Carlos Boozer who scores 19.3 points per game.Â Chicago is 25-4 at home, and has the best home record of any team in the Eastern Conference.Â They are 19-10 against the spread at home.
The Bulls and Heat have met once this year, a 99-96 Bulls home win as three-point favorites back on Jan. 15.Â James was out with an ankle injury and Chris Bosh left in the third quarter with an ankle injury as well. Wade did his best to get the shorthanded win, pouring in 33 points in his hometown. Rose had 34 points for the Bulls.
I am taking the Bulls plus the 3-points at home.Â I believe that a team that has the best record in the east should not be underdogs to anyone at home.Â I see excellent value in the game on the Bulls side.Â This should be an excellent game with two elite teams taking the floor.Â Make sure to log-on to sportsbook.com to place a wager on this game.
Chicago Bulls +3 Miami Heat