Heat, to avenge against the Bulls

Heat, to avenge against the Bulls

The Miami Heat seeks revenge against the Chicago Bulls, as their last meeting ended with a win for the Bulls. An eight-point lead brings the Bulls to victory the last time they met, with a score of 116-108. Coming into this match, these two teams have different results from their games. The Heat enters this match with a win against the Spurs, while the Bulls are from a frustrating loss against the Timberwolves. The meeting between the Heat and the Bulls will be on December 21, 2022, at 8:30 AM (GMT+8), as Heat hosts this match.

The Bulls are currently with a record of 11-18, which puts them in the 11th of the Eastern Conference. Despite of that, having an away game seems unfortunate for them, as their record for their road games does not look good. Their current record on the road is 4-11, they need luck to win this match. As for the Heat, they are currently at the seventh of the Eastern Conference with a record of 16-15. When it comes to home games, they are playing well in that area as they are with a record of 9-6.

Miami Heat

NBA: Miami Heat

The Heat eyes their fifth win in a row, as they are currently on a four-game winning streak. From their past 10 games, their record is at 6-4, which they want to extend in this match. During their match against the Spurs, they are actually behind their opponent, but they still managed to climb back in the fourth quarter. They entered the fourth quarter down by four points. However, they managed to outscore the Spurs, 31-17, to win that match. This result just proves what the Heat is capable of, especially that their stars are complete. They are now in the 27th offensively, as they are averaging 109.4 points per game. When it comes to defense, they are the fifth least points of surrendered points with 109 points per game.

Their last game was led by their usual leaders, Butler, Adebayo, and Herro. Butler and Adebayo both contributed a lot for the Heat, scoring 26 and 22 respectively. Herro on the other hand dropped 21, and Max Strus had 12 off the bench.

Chicago Bulls

NBA: Chicago Bulls
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On their last match, they had a very high scoring game, where they lost against the Timberwolves. They struggled defensively, giving up a huge 150 points to the Timberwolves on their last match. Defense have been the number one reason on why the Bulls lost that match, especially the number of points they gave up on that match. In fact, during the half, they are already trailing with 16 points, and it just got worse in the fourth quarter. During the 3rd quarter of that match, they allowed 42 points, and 37 points in the 4th quarter. If they want to improve their record, they must improve themselves defensively, as it is what makes them lose their matches. In fact, they allow 115.1 points per game, while averaging 113.2 points per game.

During their loss, they were led by DeMar DeRozan who scored 29 points, while Nikola Vucevic chipped in 23 points. Zach Lavine and Patrick Williams both contributed as well with 23 and 13 points respectively. They will be without Lonzo Ball coming into this match.


Miami Heat
Total Under: 114.5
Odds: 0.87

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