Free NBA Picks Today: Chicago Bulls vs Miami Heat 3/18/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Chicago Bulls vs Miami Heat 3/18/23
Sat 18th March 2023

The Chicago Bulls (32-37, 19-16 Home), one of the NBA’s top shooting teams, play host to the Miami Heat (38-33, 14-20 Away) on Saturday.

Miami outplayed the Memphis Grizzlies 138-119 at FTX Arena on Wednesday. With 26 points, Bam Adebayo was the scoring leader. Jimmy Butler chipped in with 23 points, eight rebounds, and six assists. The Heat are seventh in the Eastern Conference.

Chicago is playing on back-to-back days after winning yesterday at United Center, beating the Minnesota Timberwolves 139-131 in double overtime. DeMar DeRozan had 49 points and 14 rebounds, leading the team. The Bulls are the 11th seed in the Eastern Conference.

The teams are meeting for the last time this season. Chicago will be looking for a season sweep against Miami after taking both of their previous meetings, the most recent of which was a 113-103 victory at FTX Arena in December 2022.

Nikola Vucevic led the Bulls with 29 points and 12 rebounds. Adebayo had 27 points, 12 rebounds, and six assists in the losing effort. The Heat have been led this season by Butler (22.6 ppg), Adebayo (21.0), and Tyler Herro (20.3). Adebayo also has grabbed 9.4 rebounds per game, while Butler has dished 5.1 assists per game.

DeRozan and Zach LaVine have powered the Bulls’ offense, averaging 25.5 and 25.1 points per game, respectively. DeRozan also has tallied 5.0 assists per game. Vucevic has averaged 11.3 rebounds per game

.The Bulls rank as one of the most accurate teams from the field in the league, fifth-best at 49.0%. The Heat have dominated the last 10 trips to United Center, winning eight.

Meanwhile, the Bulls are 5-7 when playing on consecutive nights this season and 4-6 in such games against opponents with at least a day of rest.

The Heat are 5-1 with a rest advantage.Miami is 6-4 in the last 10 games with an average margin of -0.2 (115.4-115.6). For the season, the Heat are averaging 109.1 points per game, compared to 109.6 for opponents.

Chicago has also gone 6-4 over the last 10, scoring 116.3 points per game on average while holding opponents to 109.3 (+7.0 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points per game:
Jimmy Butler: 29.2 | 22.6 | +6.6
Max Strus: 8.6 | 11.7 | -3.1
Rebounds per game:
Bam Adebayo: 6.2 | 9.4 | -3.2


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Zach LaVine: 44.2 | 33.9 | +10.3
Ayo Dosunmu: 6.0 | 14.4 | -8.4
Points per game:
Zach LaVine: 34.2 | 25.1 | +9.1
Ayo Dosunmu: 4.6 | 8.9 | -4.3
Rebounds per game:
Andre Drummond: 4.4 | 6.5 | -2.1

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Miami Heat (-150)

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