Chicago Bulls vs Miami Heat Prediction NBA Picks 4/19/24

Miami Heat (46-37) vs Chicago Bulls (40-43)

Game Info: Friday, April 19, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Kaseya Center)

Betting Odds: Miami Heat -1.5 --- Over/Under: 209.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Chicago Bulls and the Miami Heat clash in a crucial Play-In game at the Kaseya Center on Friday night. Here’s a Bulls vs Heat prediction.

Chicago Bulls

The Chicago Bulls are coming into this game with plenty of momentum after blowing past the Hawks in a dominant 131-116 home win over the Hawks on Wednesday. Coby White led the team with 42 points, nine rebounds and six assists on 15 of 21 shooting, Nikola Vucevic added 24 points with 12 rebounds while DeMar DeRozan chipped in with 22 points, six rebounds and nine assists. As a team, the Bulls shot a healthy 56 percent from the field and 11 of 26 from the 3-point line as they stormed out of the gates with a 40-point explosion in the first quarter to take an early 23-point lead, before they poured in another 37 points in the third quarter to put the game to bed.

Miami Heat

Meanwhile, the Miami Heat are coming into this one a little battered and bruised after coming up painfulyl short to the 76ers in a 105-104 road defeat on Wednesday. Tyler Herro led the team with 25 points and nine assists, Jimmy Butler added 19 points with five assists and five steals before leaving the game with an ACL injury while Jaime Jacquez Jr chipped in with 15 points off the bench. As a team, the Heat shot just 42 percent from the field and 14 of 39 from the 3-point line as they looked to be in full control when they held the 76ers to just 17 points in the second quarter to lead by 14 points, only to get run down in the second half where the 76ers poured in 66 points to snatch the game from them.

Miami Heat Player Facts

  • Bam Adebayo ranks 4th amongst qualified Forwards for rebounds per game (10.4) this season.
  • Tyler Herro ranks 12th amongst qualified players for three-pointers made Per Game (3.1) this season.

Chicago Bulls Player Facts

  • Nikola Vucevic ranks 4th in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for rebounds per game (10.5) this season.
  • DeMar DeRozan ranks 6th in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for points per game (24.0) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Heat rank 30th in the league for blocks per game this season (3.4).
  • The Heat rank 29th in the league for H2 points per game this season (53.3).
  • The Bulls rank 30th in the league for opponent three-point field goals attempts per game this season (39.5).
  • The Bulls rank 1st in the league for Q2 opponent points per game this season (26.8).

Bulls vs Heat prediction

The Bulls could be shorthanded for this one with Alex Caruso, Andre Drummond and Ayo Dosunmu who are all listed as questionable, while the Heat are going to be without Terry Rozier and Jimmy Butler for this one. The regular season series was split at 2-2 and the injury to Butler really evens things out a bit as the Bulls are already missing a bunch of players. The Heat are more than capable of pulling off the win without their leader on the court. The Bulls represent decent value as the underdogs here, and I think they can come away with the crucial win in a low scoring affair.

 

Peter’s Pick Chicago +1.5

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