Chicago Bulls vs Miami Heat prediction and betting tips (April 2)
The Bulls face the Heat in the last game between them this season. The Heat are on a 3 game win streak when they faced the Bulls this season. Will the Bulls poor record against top teams continue?
Jimmy Butler (Heat) is averaging 21.3 ppg in the regular season
Jimmy Butler (Heat) is averaging 21.3 ppg in the regular season
by Olaniyi Ifabiyi Olaniyi Ifabiyi

The Bulls play the Heat in their fourth matchup of the regular season. The Heat are first in the Eastern Conference while the Bulls occupy the fifth position in the Eastern Conference.

The match is scheduled to start at 8:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, 2 April 2022. The game time by GMT is 12:00 a.m. on Sunday, April 3. The match venue is United Center, Chicago, IL.

Latest odds on betting sites

The Bulls moneyline odds are priced at 2.10 (+110 American; 11/10 Fractional), while the Heat moneyline odds are priced at 1.77 (-130; 10/13). This equals approximate probabilities of 44% against 56% respectively.

Over/Under:

  • Over 219.5 points — 1.91 (-110; 10/11)
  • Under 219.5 points — 1.91 (-110; 10/11)

Spread:

  • Chicago Bulls +2.0: 1.91 (-110; 10/11)
  • Miami Heat -2.0: 1.91 (-110; 10/11)

Match preview and statistics

The Bulls are fifth in the Eastern Conference with a 44-32 record, 44 wins, 32 losses and a .579 Win percentage. They are 26-10 at home, 18-22 on the road and 4-6 in their last 10 games.

The Bulls last game was against the Clippers in which they won 135 - 130. DeMar DeRozan led the Bulls with 50 points, shooting 17 of 26 from the field and added 5 rebounds and 6 assists.

Nikola Vucevic had a team high 14 points and followed it with 22 points. Zach Lavine followed with21 points and 4 rebounds. Patrick Williams from the bench had a 10 points, 12 rebounds double-double and a team high 2 blocks.

Coby White had 11 points and Alex Caruso got team high 7 assists and added 7 points.

The Bulls have been struggling of late and in the game against the Clippers, It had to come to a fourth quarter surge by the Bulls to force the game to overtime where the Bulls were finally able to outscore the clippers and secure the dub.

Team statistics: 50/102 (49.0%) field goals, 10/29 (34.5%) 3 pointers, 25/32 (78.1%) free throws, 24 assists, 50 total rebounds, 3 blocks, 6 steals, 8 turnovers, 17 fouls.

Chicago Bulls team news: Lonzo Ball is ruled out for the match while Zach Lavine is listed probable for the game.

The Heat are first in the Eastern Conference with a 49-28 record, 49 wins, 28 losses and a .636 Win percentage. They are 27-12 at home, 22-16 on the road and 5-5 in their last 10 games.

The Heat last game was against the Celtics in which they won 106 - 98. Jimmy Butler led the team in scoring with 24 points, gave 2 assists and got 3 boards.

Kyle Lowry followed with 23 points and 8 assists while Bam Adebayo got a game high 12 rebounds and followed with 17 points and 8 assists.

Tyler Herro had a 12 points, 10 rebounds double-double and Max Strus scored 14 points, 7 assists and 2 blocks.

The Miami Heat in their last game against the Celtics was a close one and the great defensive plays by the Heat team in clutch played a huge role in securing the dub.

Team statistics: 38/79 (48.1%) field goals, 13/34 (38.2%) 3 pointers, 17/25 (68.0%) free throws, 27 assists, 42 total rebounds, 6 blocks, 9 steals, 15 turnovers, 23 fouls.

Miami Heat team news: Caleb Martin, Gabe Vincent and Max Strus availability will be until game time.

Chicago Bulls vs Miami Heat H2H

This is their fourth matchup in the regular season. The Heat have won 7 of the last 8 games against the Bulls, they are currently on a 3 game win streak against the Bulls.

Lineups and key players

Chicago Bulls projected starting lineup:

  • Point guard: Ayo Dosunmu
  • Shooting guard: Alex Caruso
  • Small forward: Zach Lavine
  • Power forward: DeMar DeRozan
  • Center: Nikola Vucevic

DeMar DeRozan is the key player to watch out for. He is averaging 28.0 ppg in the regular season and he dropped 50 points in their last game. His dynamic scoring ability is key to his outstanding performance.

Miami Heat projected starting lineup:

  • Point guard: Kyle Lowry
  • Shooting guard: Max Strus
  • Small forward: Jimmy Butler
  • Power forward: P.J. Tucker
  • Center: Bam Adebayo

Jimmy Butler is the key player to watch out for. He is averaging 21.3 ppg in the regular season and he’s been instrumental to the Heat’s recent form and to them getting back on top in the Eastern Conference.

Prediction and betting tips

The Bulls and the Heat are both on a 2 game win streak. The Heat have their top players healthy while the Bulls still missing Lonzo Ball are finding the rhythm with Demar DeRozan in blazing hot form. While the Bulls are looking to improve their position in the East, the Heat are keen to remain first in the East. The Heat has won all 3 of the games played against the Bulls this season and they would probably complete the sweep. The Heat are poised to win the game. Predictions for this game are the Heat to win, and over 219.5 points.

Betting prediction: Miami Heat to win

Odds: 1.77 (-130 American; 10/13 Fractional)

Betting prediction: Over 219.5 points

Odds: 1.91 (-110 American; 10/11 Fractional)

Chicago Bulls — Miami Heat
Won
Over 219.5 points
1.91
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