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Miami Heat vs Chicago Bulls Prediction

Miami Heat vs Chicago Bulls Prediction

Miami Heat

April 25

01:00

Chicago Bulls

Miami Heat vs Chicago Bulls Prediction comes ahead of their NBA regular season clash on Sunday, April 25th 2021, at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, Florida. Read my match preview for the correct score predictions and best betting tips ahead of this fixture.

Miami Heat

vs

Chicago Bulls

Miami Heat vs Chicago Bulls Preview

Bogdan Bogdanovic had 21 points and eight assists, John Collins recorded 20. At the same time, there was a trio of big displays from the bench, too, as an injury-stricken Atlanta Hawks side stunned Miami, winning 118-103 overnight. 

Without their best two players in leading scorer Trae Young (25.3 PPG) and the NBA's rebounding leader Clint Capela (14.7 REB), they limited Miami to 14 points in the final 12 minutes - closing out a hard-earned victory. 

Miami, who had won three straight after a three-game losing stint, are now 31-29. Kendrick Nunn led them with 21 points, including five threes, for his 11th game scoring 20 or more this season. Jimmy Butler had 19 points and a team-high seven assists, though he was scoreless (0-of-3) from deep.

Nunn reflected during his post-game media duties, saying: 

"We really just couldn't guard the ball, collectively as a group. It was a little bit of everything defensively. You can't explain it - really unexplainable. To have consistency it takes some discipline and a lot of focus, and I mean we didn't lock in or focus on that end of the floor tonight." 

They'll have to be much better from the off against Chicago in the second of their back-to-back slate, as the Bulls blew Charlotte away with a 58-44 HT lead - without their leading scorer Zach LaVine (COVID-19 protocols). 

They have gone 3-2 in the five games he's missed so far this month.

Miami Heat vs Chicago Bulls Betting Tips

According to their matchup predictor, ESPN's BPI is pulling no punches here - Miami has a 74.6% win probability percentage, presumably higher than usual because of LaVIne's absence.

If Chicago is to win this, they need a big night from Vucevic and Coby White. It's not impossible, but it certainly will be a difficult task against a fellow Eastern Conference playoff-chasing team here.

Key facts  

  • Miami's leading scorer, Jimmy Butler (21.4 PPG), is now 6-21 from the 3PT range in his last ten games.
  • Despite Miami losing, Trevor Ariza recorded his first double-double since March 2019 overnight. 
  • Since his Bulls debut on March 27, Nikola Vucevic is averaging career-highs in 3P% (44) and steals (1.1) per game in 16 contests.
  • Thaddeus Young's 18-point display vs the Hornets was one of his most efficient (8-of-10 shooting) of this season.
Predicted By Mosope
Ominiyi

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Match prediction: Miami Heat to win

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W

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L

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D

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0-0 vs Boston Celtics (H)

D

0-0 vs Boston Celtics (H)

L

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L

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D

0-0 vs Boston Celtics (A)

D

0-0 vs Boston Celtics (A)

D

121-111 vs Charlotte Hornets (A)

W

124-107 vs Cleveland Cavaliers (A)

W
D

0-0 vs Detroit Pistons (A)

D

0-0 vs Charlotte Hornets (A)

W

120-99 vs Charlotte Hornets (A)

L

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L

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Miami Heat vs Chicago Bulls Head to Head (H2H) stats

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Predicted Lineup

Duncan Robinson

Trevor Ariza

Kendrick Nunn

Bam Adebayo

Jimmy Butler

Garrett Temple

Daniel Theis

Coby White

Nikola Vucevic

Patrick Williams

Mosope Ominiyi
24.04.2021

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