Heat face the Bulls, look for 8th straight win
Sat, Nov 18, 2023
NBA News (AP)
Miami Heat (8-4, fourth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Chicago Bulls (4-9, 12th in the Eastern Conference)
Chicago; Saturday, 8 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: Heat -3; over/under is 213.5
BOTTOM LINE: Miami will attempt to prolong its seven-game win streak with a victory against Chicago.
The Bulls are 3-5 in conference games. Chicago ranks eighth in the Eastern Conference with 11.3 offensive rebounds per game led by Andre Drummond averaging 2.5.
The Heat are 5-3 in conference play. Miami is 0-1 in games decided by 10 or more points.
The Bulls average 10.9 made 3-pointers per game this season, 2.9 fewer makes per game than the Heat give up (13.8). The Heat average 12.1 made 3-pointers per game this season, 2.2 fewer made shots on average than the 14.3 per game the Bulls give up.
TOP PERFORMERS: DeMar DeRozan is averaging 23.3 points, 3.3 assists and 1.5 steals for the Bulls. Zach LaVine is averaging 21.9 points, 5.1 rebounds and 3.5 assists over the past 10 games for Chicago.
Tyler Herro is averaging 22 points and 4.3 assists for the Heat. Bam Adebayo is averaging 20.1 points, 9.7 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.5 steals over the last 10 games for Miami.
LAST 10 GAMES: Bulls: 3-7, averaging 108.9 points, 41.5 rebounds, 22.4 assists, 9.1 steals and 4.6 blocks per game while shooting 45.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.5 points per game.
Heat: 7-3, averaging 111.4 points, 40.7 rebounds, 26.1 assists, 8.9 steals and 3.6 blocks per game while shooting 47.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.2 points.
INJURIES: Bulls: Dalen Terry: out (patella), Lonzo Ball: out for season (knee).
Heat: R.J. Hampton: out (knee), Tyler Herro: out (ankle).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar."