The Miami Heat host the Chicago Bulls at FTX Arena, tipping off at 7:30 PM ET on Wednesday, October 19, 2022. The Heat are 7.5-point favorites in this matchup, which will start the 2022-23 season for both teams. The point total in the game is set at 216.
Miami Heat vs. Chicago Bulls Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 7.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Heat as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Heat have -304 odds to pick up the win, while the Bulls are listed at +242 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 216 points.
Heat vs. Bulls Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Wednesday, October 19, 2022
- Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: NSCH
- Location: Miami, Florida
- Arena: FTX Arena
Heat vs. Bulls Betting Trends
Against the spread, the Heat were 46-36-0 last year. Miami went 39-20 in games it was favored on the moneyline last season (winning 66.1% of those games). There were 48 Heat games (out of 82) that hit the over last year.
The Bulls were 42-39-1 against the spread last season. Chicago was underdogs 34 times last season and won eight, or 23.5%, of those games. In 82 Bulls games last season, 40 of them hit the over.
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Heat vs. Bulls Injury Report
Heat: Omer Yurtseven: Out (Ankle), Victor Oladipo: Out (Knee)
Bulls: Alex Caruso: Probable (Calf), Zach LaVine: Questionable (Knee), Lonzo Ball: Out (Knee)
What you need to know about the Miami Heat
On offense, Miami was the 21st-ranked squad in the league (109.2 points per game) last season. Defensively, it was third-best (104.9 points conceded per game). The Heat scored 110.8 points per game at home, compared to 109.3 points per game in road games, a difference of 1.5 points per contest.
Last season, Miami was sixth in the league in 3-point makes (13.5 per game) and best in 3-point percentage (38%). Last season, the Heat took 57.8% of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 42.2% from beyond it. In terms of makes, 65.8% of the Heat’s baskets were 2-pointers, and 34.2% were 3-pointers.
What you need to know about the Chicago Bulls
Chicago ranked 13th in the NBA last year with 111.6 points per game. At the other end, it ranked 17th with 112 points allowed per game. The Bulls averaged 114.2 points per game at home last season, and 109 away.
Although Chicago made just 10.6 three-pointers per game (third-worst in NBA), it ranked fourth-best in the league with a 36.9% shooting percentage from downtown. Of the shots attempted by the Bulls last season, 66.8% of them were two-pointers (74.5% of the team’s made baskets) and 33.2% were threes (25.5%).
Heat vs. Bulls Predictions and Pick
Our pick to win this matchup is the Heat, and we predict that Heat will cover the spread (Heat -7.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 216 points.
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