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The Miami Heat will take on the Chicago Bulls in the final play-in game on Friday night. Can Tyler Herro step up and carry the Heat in the absence of Jimmy Butler? Matt McCuen provides his best bet in Bulls vs. Heat.
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Chicago Bulls vs. Miami Heat Prediction, Pick Against the Spread, Latest Odds for Play-In Tournament

The Miami Heat will host the Chicago Bulls on Friday night in the final game of the Play-In.

Bulls vs. Heat DATE, TIME, AND WHERE TO WATCH

  • Date: April 19, 2024
  • Start Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
  • Where to Watch: ESPN

Bulls vs. Heat ODDS

  • Spread: Bulls +2 (-110), Heat -2 (-110)
  • Total Odds: O/U 206 (-110)
  • Moneyline Odds: Bulls (+105), Heat (-125)

Chicago Bulls vs. Miami Heat Prediction

The winner of this game will meet the Boston Celtics in round one.

Miami comes into this game as a short favorite, but it will be without their star player, Jimmy Butler.

If the Heat win this game, they will likely have to play without Butler for the next series.

Miami led most of the game vs. the 76ers on Wednesday night, but could not close it out and fell short by one point.

Tonight is a do-or-die for the Heat.

Butler leads the Heat with 20.8 points and 5.0 assists. This is a lot of production to make up.

Tyler Herro will need to step up tonight. Herro averaged 20.8 points per game and 4.5 assists.

Bam Adebayo added a strong season with 19.3 points and 10.4 rebounds.

Miami will also be without veteran Terry Rozier, who is dealing with a neck injury tonight.

The Heat offense has averaged 110.1 points per game.

Chicago begins this contest with a record of 39-43.

The Bulls would be the only team in the playoffs under .500 with a win tonight.

Chicago blew out the Hawks in on Wednesday night led by a strong offensive performance.

They know things will not be as easy tonight facing this Heat defense.

Chicago went 19-22 on the road.

DeMar DeRozan leads the team with 24.0 points per game and 5.3 assists.

Coby White was the star of the game vs the Hawks with 42 points. White has enjoyed the best year of his career with 19.1 points and 5.1 assists.

Nikola Vucevic has averaged a double-double with 18.0 points and 10.5 rebounds.

The Bulls have scored 112.3 points per game.

Chicago Bulls vs. Miami Heat Pick

The Heat culture is built on role players stepping up.

We will see that tonight.

Despite no Butler and no Rozier, the Heat have enough players who can step up and win them this game.

Herro and Adebayo will combine for 50+ to lead the way.

The Bulls' offense will struggle vs this tough Heat defense.

Pick: Miami Heat ML -120 CLICK HERE TO SEE WHICH SPORTSBOOK HAS THE BEST ODDS

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Matt McCuen is a native of Delco, PA. He has been working in the sports gambling industry and creating content for the last few years. He is an expert in numerous different sports, including the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, and collegiate sports. You can follow Matt on Twitter at @DeadPresPicks.

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