By Jeff Frank, Sports Analyst
2013-14 Regular season record: 10-11; Percentage: 48%
Thursday, December 5, 2013
MIAMI (14-4) AT CHICAGO (7-9), 9:30 PM (ET)
These two rivals met on Oct. 29 with Miami getting the 107-95 win as a five-
point home favorite. This time around, the Heat are favored by the same number
in Chicago. That is probably due to the fact Chicago can't seem to win a game
Still, Miami has seen its offense struggle of late averaging only 95 ppg in
its last four contests. The team averaged 108 ppg in its previous four
matchups. The Heat also have failed to cover their last two games.
On the other side, Chicago has lost six of its last seven games with just two
covers over that span. However, all but one of those games were played on the
road. The Bulls are 5-1 at home, 3-3 ATS. The lone straight-up loss came in
their last contest, a three-point defeat at the hands of New Orleans.
Look for the Bulls to bounce back and keep this one close throughout.
SPORTS NETWORK CHOICE: Take Chicago plus five points.
THE TRENDS REPORT
Miami is 4-1 SU and 3-2 ATS in its last five games
Chicago is 2-6 both SU and ATS in its last eight games
Miami is 4-2 both SU and ATS the last six meetings