Friday Against The Spread Play – Miami Heat at Chicago Bulls
22 November 2019
Friday Against The Spread Play
Miami Heat at Chicago Bulls
Opening Line: Heat -4 and 214.5
Current Line: Heat -4.5 and 214.5
The Heat are playing well and have won four in a row entering this game, and have not yet lost a game to an Eastern Conference opponent. They are doing it with sound offense but very high end defense and they are among the league’s elite in the first month of the season. The Bulls on the other hand have started the season as one of the league’s worst teams and are dead last in offensive efficiency. They have only been able to muster wins against low level teams like themselves and this matchup likely sees them having an a very difficult time scoring. This line being so small doesn’t make a world of sense and it is certainly a spot to attack. Take the Heat for the road win and cover.
Betting Picks: Heat -4.5
Wednesday and Thursday Review
As mentioned, for the Nets to win, they would need a big step up from role players to win this game, and they got that from Jarrett Allen and Taurean Prince. They were also fully aided by the Hornets as the shooting line of their top four volume shooters read 5/15, 5/14, 5/13 and 5/13. The Hornets lost by only 10 despite scoring just 91 points. It was a loss but would go back to that spot again every time. On the brighter side the Jazz owned the fourth quarter and got us a cover in their back to back against Minnesota.
The Pelicans played a tight game throughout and pulled away down the stretch for the outright win, getting four points. Brandon Ingram was masterful down the stretch and has truly made an ascension to a star in the league. Point guard play was a problem for the Suns without Rubio. Devin Booker was not able to get many clean looks and had a rough game for the Suns. They will need Rubio back sooner than later.
2-1 on the stretch bringing us to 20-13 on the season.
TJ Calkins – NBA Expert
TJ Calkins was raised in a gambling loving household. He knew how to handicap horse races and follow line movements well before his tenth birthday.