Heat vs Bulls Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – NBA Playoffs Game 1

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The Miami Heat and the Chicago Bulls take the court to start the first round of the NBA Playoffs. The Heat are 5.5-point favorites for the game, which will be broadcast on TNT at 7:00 PM ET. The over/under is 209 points in this contest.

How to bet Heat vs. Bulls

Miami Heat vs. Chicago Bulls Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 5.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Heat as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Heat have -202 odds to pick up the win, while the Bulls are listed at +168 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 209 points.

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Heat vs. Bulls Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, April 14, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: TNT
  • Location: Miami, Florida
  • Arena: FTX Arena

Heat vs. Bulls Betting Trends

The Heat have played 82 games, with 30 wins against the spread. Miami has won 36, or 62.1%, of the 58 contests in which it was the favorite this year. Heat games this year have gone over the total in 40 out of 82 opportunities (48.8%).

In the Bulls’ 82 games this season, they have 43 wins against the spread. Chicago has a 20-27 record in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 42.6% of those games). Bulls games this year have gone over the total in 36 of 82 opportunities (43.9%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Heat Leaders
Jimmy Butler 64 22.9 5.9 5.3 1.8 0.3 0.6
Bam Adebayo 75 20.4 9.2 3.2 1.2 0.8 0
Tyler Herro 67 20.1 5.4 4.2 0.8 0.2 3
Max Strus 80 11.5 3.2 2.1 0.5 0.2 2.5
Kyle Lowry 55 11.2 4.1 5.1 1 0.4 1.9


Bulls Leaders
Zach LaVine 77 24.8 4.5 4.2 0.9 0.2 2.6
DeMar DeRozan 74 24.5 4.6 5.1 1.1 0.5 0.6
Nikola Vucevic 82 17.6 11 3.2 0.7 0.7 1.5
Patrick Williams 82 10.2 4 1.2 0.9 0.9 1.4
Coby White 74 9.7 2.9 2.8 0.7 0.1 1.7
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Heat: Kyle Lowry: Questionable (Knee), Gabe Vincent: Questionable (Hip), Nikola Jovic: Out (Back)

Bulls: None

What you need to know about the Miami Heat

Although Miami is putting up just 109.5 points per game (worst in NBA), its defense has been helping to pick up the slack, as it ranks second-best in the league by surrendering 109.8 points per game. The Heat are scoring 111.4 points per game at home. In away games, they are averaging 107.5 points per contest. The Heat have seen an uptick in scoring lately, putting up 113 points per game in their last 10 contests, 3.5 points more than the 109.5 they’ve scored this year.

Miami ranks 16th in the NBA by making 12 treys per contest, but it sports a 34.4% shooting percentage from downtown, which ranks fourth-worst in the league. Of the shots taken by the Heat in 2022-23, 59.2% of them have been two-pointers (69.5% of the team’s made baskets) and 40.8% have been three-pointers (30.5%).

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What you need to know about the Chicago Bulls

Chicago puts up 113.1 points per game and allow 111.8, making them 22nd in the NBA on offense and seventh on defense. The Bulls are scoring more points at home (114 per game) than on the road (112.2). While the Bulls are posting 113.1 points per game in 2022-23, they have fallen short of that in their previous 10 games, amassing 112.8 points per contest.

Beyond the arc, Chicago is second-worst in the league in 3-pointers made per game (10.4). It is ranked 16th in 3-point percentage at 36.1%. The Bulls take 66.7% percent of their shots from inside the arc, and 33.3% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 75.5% of the Bulls’ baskets are 2-pointers, and 24.5% are 3-pointers.

Our pick to win this contest is the Heat, and we predict that Bulls will cover the spread (Heat -5.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 209 points.

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You can bet on Heat vs. Bulls at every legal online sportsbook. For more NBA odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals as well as NBA prop odds, check out the latest NBA lines as well as our guide to the best NBA betting sites.

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Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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