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Chicago Bulls vs. Miami Heat Game 3 Picks and Betting Preview

 

NBA Point Spread: Heat -5.5 O/U 178.5

By: Mike Cooper
 
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This series shifts to Miami and since the Heat beat the Bulls in Game 2 they now have home court advantage. The Heat played great defense in Game 2 holding the Bulls to 34.1% shooting and Derrick Rose had 21 points, but he was constantly double-teamed and was only 7/23 from the floor. Rose had to find out how to deal with the Miami defense, as when he struggles the Bulls lose.

 

LeBron James bounced back from a bad Game 1 to score 29 points on 12/21 shooting in Game 2 and he pulled down 10 boards. The Bulls have their work cut out for them, as the Heat have yet to lose at home in the playoffs.

 

The Heat won Game 2 in a low scoring 85-75 affair and they covered the spread with the posted total going Under.

 

This season the Heat are 47-46-1 ATS and the Bulls are 56-37-2 ATS.

 

The Heat manned up on the glass in Game 2 with 5 more rebounds than the Bulls after getting killed on the boards in Game 1. The Bulls were still solid on the offensive glass in Game 2 with 17 offensive rebounds, but they were only 4/13 on second chances scoring 16 points.

 

Carlos Boozer and Luol Deng must have a better Game 3, as in Game 2 they only combined to score 20 points on ice-cold 8/25 shooting. While Rose had 8 assists in the game he has to get this duo more involved in the offense, as in Game 2 they were only 2/9 when Rose dished them the rock.

 

LeBron did not do it all in Game 2 with Dwyane Wade scoring 24 points and they got a HUGE lift from bench player Udonis Haslem scoring 13 points and grabbing 5 rebounds. Haslem missed most of the season and much of the playoffs and his inside play is key for Miami, as he really helps Chris Bosh out on the glass.

 

Chicago was out-rebounded, allowed the Heat to score 50 points in the paint, only made 16 of their 26 free throws, and was only 3/20 on their 3-pointers. Rose must play better and Chicago has to forget about their last game and get back to playing good defense and winning the battle of the boards. If they do not they will be down 2-1 in this series.

 

Betting Trends:

 

Chicago has covered the spread in 12 of their last 15 road games, they have covered the spread 5 of 6 times when they are a road underdog of 5-10.5 points, and has an Over record of 4-0 in their last 4 games.

 

Miami has covered the spread in 4 of their last 5 home games and in their last 4 home games the posted total has gone Over every time.


 

 

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