Heat vs Bulls: NBA Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – March 12, 2021

Posted By Staff on March 12, 2021

The Miami Heat (19-18) visit the Chicago Bulls (16-19) after winning four road games in a row. The Heat are favored by  in the matchup, which tips at 9:00 PM ET on Friday, March 12. The matchup’s point total is .

The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from DraftKings Sportsbook as of March 12, 2021, 12:05 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

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Injury Report as of March 12

Heat:
Avery Bradley: Day To Day (Calf),
Bam Adebayo: Day To Day (Knee),
Meyers Leonard: Out For Season (Shoulder)

Bulls:
Devon Dotson: Day To Day (Knee),
Chandler Hutchison: Out (Personal)

Heat and Bulls Records ATS

  • Miami has covered the spread in less than half its games this season, playing to a record of 16-21 against the spread.
  • When favored by at least 2.5 points, the Heat are 7-12 against the spread in 2020-21.
  • Only 17 of 37 Miami games this season (45.9%) resulted in a total greater than the contest’s over/under.
  • Chicago has a 19-15 record ATS this season.
  • For the sixth time this season, the Bulls are at least a 2.5-point underdog, where they have a record of 2-3 against the spread.
  • 20 of Chicago’s 34 games (58.8%) this season have gone over the over/under.

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Scoring Trends

  • In Miami’s matchups this season, the Heat and their opponents have gone over Friday’s total of 221.5 points 12 times (32.4% of opportunities).
  • In 24 out of Chicago’s 35 games this season (68.6%), the competing teams scored more points than the point total in Friday’s matchup.
  • The Heat have seen a 215.2 average over/under in their games this season, 6.3 points fewer than the over/under in this matchup.
  • A difference of 8.8 points separates the average total points bet in Bulls’ games (230.3 points) and this game’s over/under (221.5 points).
  • The average implied total for the Heat this season is 112.6 points, 0.6 more points than their implied total of 112 points in Friday’s game.
  • Miami has outscored this matchup’s implied point total (112) 13 times.
  • The Bulls’ average implied point total on the season (116.6 points) is 6.6 points higher than their implied total in this matchup (110 points).
  • This season, Chicago has scored more than this game’s implied total of 110 points 23 times.
  • The Heat are at the 26th spot in the NBA’s scoring charts (106.9 PPG), while the Bulls allow the 25th-fewest points per game (115.5) in the league.
  • The Heat have a negative point differential on the season (-49 total points, -1.3 per game), as do the Bulls (-29 total points, -0.8 per game).

Heat Leaders

  • Jimmy Butler leads the Heat in scoring (20.8 points per game) and assisting (8.0 assists per game).
  • Butler’s points prop over/under for the game is set at 19.5, 1.3 points less than his season average of 20.8.
  • Bam Adebayo paces Miami with 9.5 rebounds per game.
  • Duncan Robinson is the top three-point shooter for the Heat, knocking down 3.2 per game.
  • Robinson’s three pointers made prop over/under for the game is set at 3.5, 0.3 shots higher than his season average of 3.2.
  • Miami’s steals leader is Butler, who collects 2.0 per game. Adebayo leads the team averaging 1.0 block a game.
  • Butler’s steals prop total for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.5 steals less than his season average of 2.0.

Bulls Leaders

  • Zach LaVine takes the top spot on the Bulls scoring and assist lists, putting up 28.4 points and 5.1 assists per game.
  • LaVine’s points prop total for the game is set at 28.5, 0.1 points higher than his season average of 28.4.
  • Wendell Carter Jr.’s 7.8 rebounds per game paces Chicago’s rebounding effort. He also adds 12.1 points per game.
  • Carter’s PRA prop total for the game is set at 21.5, 0.6 lower than his season average of 22.1.
  • LaVine leads the Bulls in shooting from beyond the arc, averaging 3.5 made threes per game.
  • LaVine’s three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 3.5, equal to his season average of 3.5.
  • Nobody on Chicago grabs more steals than Thaddeus Young (1.4 per game) or blocks more shots than Daniel Gafford (1.2 per game).

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