Miami Heat vs. Chicago Bulls Pick – NBA April 2, 2022

The Miami Heat and Chicago Bulls headline the NBA card on Saturday night at the United Center. Miami is back on track following a four-game losing streak.

The Heat enter tonight off back-to-back wins against the Kings, 123-100, and Celtics, 106-98. They had a mop-up matchup against the Kings to get back on track and then came through for a big win at TD Garden.

As a 5-point underdog, the Heat were the better team in Boston. It was their first win over a playoff team since beating the Cleveland Cavaliers on March 11.

Their last four wins are against the Pistons, Thunder, Kings, and Celtics. The win against the Celtics was much needed for the Heat just to get their confidence back on track.

The Heat are going into this one with a record of 49-28 and a one-game advantage on the Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference. Right now, I’d put the Bucks ahead of the Heat.

That said, the East is wide open, which includes the Bulls in the mix. Chicago is 45-32 and four games behind the Heat. The Bulls are fifth, with the 76ers, Celtics, Bucks, and Heat in front.

Chicago is coming off a thrilling 135-130 win over the LA Clippers on Thursday. They needed overtime, but got it done after a 107-94 win over the Washington Wizards.

Like the Heat, the Bulls weren’t having the best time recently. The Bulls lost six of eight games before winning back-to-back outings for the first time since March 12.

Head below for our free Heat vs. Bulls prediction on April 2, 2022.

Miami Heat vs. Chicago Bulls Betting Odds and Team Statistics:

The following odds are courtesy of Bovada:

Teams Spread Moneyline Total
Miami Heat -2.5 (-110) -140 Over 217 (-110)
Chicago Bulls +2.5 (-110) +120 Under 217 (-110)
Team Data Miami Heat Chicago Bulls
Overall Record 49-28 45-32
ATS Record 42-34-1 41-35-1
Away/Home Record 22-16 27-10
ATS Away/Home 23-14-1 25-12-0
Points Per Game 109.3 111.7
Points Against Per Game 105.1 111.2
Field Goal % 46.4 48.1
Three Point % 37.4 37.0

Heat vs. Bulls Prediction:

The Heat needed a game against an inferior opponent like the Kings to get their season back on track.

Things were going sideways for the Heat before the Kings came to the rescue to serve up a win on a silver platter. That regained confidence for the Heat.

The same could be said for Chicago, who were stuck having their own problems. The Bulls returned home after a five-game road trip to a big win over the Clippers in overtime, 135-130.

A win like that has the potential to be a confidence builder for the Bulls. They are a much better team at home, and I won’t be surprised to see them continue playing well after winning over the Clippers.

Chicago is the third-best team in the NBA, with a field goal percentage of 48.1% and a 37% three-point percentage. Competing with the Bulls at the United Center is tough for opponents.

The Bulls’ scoring efficiency improves at the United Center, scoring an average of 115 points per game. They are shooting well with a 48.8% field goal percentage at home.

Miami Heat vs. Chicago Bulls Betting Trends:

  • 1-6 ATS in their previous seven games as a betting favorite
  • 0-4 ATS in their previous four games after a two-day break
  • 1-4 ATS in their previous five games versus a team with a winning record
  • 2-7 ATS in their previous nine games
  • OVER is 5-0 in their previous five games as a betting favorite
  • 12-4 ATS in their previous 16 games at home
  • 9-3 overall in their previous 12 games versus the Southwest Division
  • 6-2 ATS in their previous eight games after allowing more than 125 points
  • 5-12 ATS in their previous 17 games
  • OVER is 4-1 in their previous five games versus the Heat

The Bulls have covered plenty of games at home this season. Going into Saturday night, the Bulls are 27-10 at home, failing to cover just two of those games. They should contain a Heat offense that hasn’t been at their best away from Miami.

Miami is scoring 108.7 points per game on 45.7% shooting from the field. While the Bulls’ defense is just okay with 111.2 points against per game for 15th, they’ve been serviceable at home with 110.2 points allowed per game and a 46.7% field goal percentage allowed.

I’m anticipating the Bulls to step up at home to avoid a season sweep against the Heat. As a home underdog, at a place where they’ve had success, the Bulls look like good value at +2 over the Heat.


Heat vs. Bulls Pick
Kyle E / Author

Kyle is a veteran of TheSportsGeek and has spent nearly a decade providing accurate sports picks and writeups here. He has been a sports handicapper for 10+ years and started sharing his picks and thoughts in 2011 at TheSportsGeek. His expertise spans across multiple sports, including the NFL, NCAAF, MLB, NHL, and horse racing. Prior to writing for TheSportsGeek, Kyle was a fantasy football expert, who ultimately parlayed it into a successful sports betting career. You can find his picks daily only at TheSportsGeek.

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