The 56-14 Miami Heat will put their win streak on the line when they travel to play the 38-31 Chicago Bulls in an NBA pro basketball game on Wednesday night. Tip off time from Chicago is scheduled for 8PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by ESPN.
The NBA odds from this pro basketball game will be out on Wednesday afternoon as Dwyane Wade is probable with a knee injury. On the Chicago side Joakim Noah and Marco Belinelli are both questionable with injuries.
This will be the third meeting of the season between the Heat and Bulls with each team winning and covering the point spread in their road game.
Miami has a road mark of 32-3 on the season. The Heat increase their win streak to 27 straight after a 108-94 road win on Monday to the Orlando Magic as a -12 point betting favorite. The game ended over 198 points. There was no need for a second half comeback as Miami took a 55-46 lead at the half. They shot 47.4% from the floor and 15- 28 makes from three point land. They held Orlando to 43% from the field with 9 of 24 from beyond the arc. The team survived missing 10 of 29 free throws. LeBron James led the Heat with 24 points and 11 assists as he made 9 of his 16 shots. Miami has brought defensive intensity to maintain this win streak. The Heat has allowed 95 or less points in 14 of their past 15 games. Miami is the top shooting team in the NBA by making 49.6% of their shots.
The Bulls are 19-16 straight up playing on their home court on the current campaign. Chicago rides a two game win streak after a 104-97 road victory against the Minnesota Timberwolves as a +3 point underdog. The game finished over 186 ½ points. The Bulls connected on 46.1% of their shots along with 10 of 26 from three point distance. They give up 50% shooting to the Timberwolves and win because Chicago crushed Minnesota on the glass by a 52-32 margin. Carlos Boozer had 19 points and 12 rebounds on 9 of 15 shooting for the Bulls in victory. Bulls have been hit hard by injuries. They won without Joakim Noah and Marco Belinelli all sidelined nursing injuries. Still no return date for Derrick Rose. Chicago has maintained good defense during Rose’s absence. It’s the offense that suffered badly. Chicago is ranked in the bottom five of the NBA in key areas of offense which are points per game, field goal and three point shooting. The team puts up 92.8 points a game ranking 29th and second last in the league.