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    Miami Heat versus Chicago Bulls Pick Prediction NBA Playoffs Game 2 Lines Odds Preview 5-8-2013


    by tonytssportsbets

    The Chicago Bulls will continue their best of seven NBA playoff series against the Miami Heat with game two in a pro basketball game on Wednesday night.

    Tip off time from Miami is scheduled for 7PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by TNT.

    The NBA playoff odds from Game 2 has the home team Miami Heat favored by -12 points with an over under line of 187 ½ points

    There has been a ½ point move on the over as the total came out at 187 points at the open.

    The Bulls take the 1-0 series lead in this Eastern conference semifinal series after a 93-86 road victory in game one on Monday as a +12 ½ point underdog. The total landed under 188 points.

    Chicago overcomes a four point deficit after three quarters as they outscore Miami 35-24 in the final stanza in victory. The team shot 43.7% from the floor and converted on 7 of 18 three pointers. They were efficient at the free throw line by connecting on 24 of 29 from the charity stripe. Chicago got away with 16 turnovers as they crushed the Heat on the glass by a 46-32 margin. Nate Robinson led the Bulls with 27 point and nine assists on 8 of 16 shooting. Jimmy Butler contributed with 21 points and 14 boards as he made 5 of his 13 shots. Chicago played without injured stars Derrick Rose, Luol Deng and Kirk Hinrich. Rose is out and Deng and Hinrich are both questionable for game two. The Bulls limit teams to just 92.9 points a game this season ranking third best in the NBA. They are a bottom third team in all three key offensive areas which are points per game, field goal and three point shooting.

    The Heat showed some rust with seven days of rest as they start the game scoring just 15 first quarter points. They shot 39.7% from the floor and connected on 7 of 24 three pointers. Miami could not take advantage of having seven less turnovers than the Bulls due to poor shooting. The Heat missed 8 of 25 free throws. LeBron James had 24 points and seven assists on 8 of 17 shooting. Dwyane Wade chipped in with 14 points along with four assists as he made 7 of his 16 shots. Miami is the top shooting team in basketball this season by hitting on 49.6% from the floor and second in the NBA with 39.6% makes from three point range.