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BULLS: After dominating Miami in their first 4 games this year, the Bulls have seemed to have forgotten how to solve the puzzle known as the Miami heat. Chicago was undefeated both SU and ATS against Miami this season until Game 2 of their Eastern Conference championship series. Chicago allowed 28 fourth quarter points to Miami, the difference in the competitive game. The Bulls also wasted a superb performance from F Carlos Boozer. Boozer had a team high 26 points and 17 rebounds for Chicago. PG Derrick Rose was held in check, as he had 20 points and just 5 assists in the Game 3 loss. C Joakim Noah was non-existent in Game 3, as he had just 1 point and 5 rebounds against 5 fouls. The Bulls are 29-18 SU and 28-19 ATS in road games overall this entire season. Chicago is 4-2 ATS as the listed road underdog between 3.5 and 6 points this year. The Bulls are 11-3-1 ATS in their last 15 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600%. Chicago is 19-7 ATS in their last 26 Tuesday games. The Bulls are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games following a SU loss of more than 10 points. Chicago is 29-11 ATS in their last 40 games following an ATS loss. The Bulls are 36-16 ATS in their last 52 games playing on 1 days rest. Chicago is 35-17-1 ATS in their last 53 games following a SU loss.
Projected Score: 89 (SIDE of the Day)
Bulls are 4-1 ATS last 5 games as the listed road underdog.
Under is 7-3 last 10 games following an ATS loss.
HEAT: (-5, O/U 178) Miami made the necessary plays in the 2nd half of Game 3 to pull away from Chicago, a game that had been very close until the final quarter. The Heat won 96-85 SU, their 2nd consecutive double digit win. Miami is now just 2 wins away from making it to the NBA Finals. In their back to back wins, defense has been the main staple of the Heat. Miami is allowing just 80 PPG over their past 2 meetings with Chicago. F Chris Bosh was outstanding in Game 3, as he had a game high 34 points. Bosh was incredibly efficient offensively, as he attempted just 18 field goals, making 13 of them. F LeBron James had 22 points, a team high 10 assists, and 6 rebounds in the Game 3 victory. Miami is 37-11 SU and 20-27 ATS in home games this season. The Heat are 6-4 ATS as a home favorite between 3.5 and 6 points this year. Miami is 8-5 ATS in all playoff games this year. The Heat are 13-6 ATS after allowing 85 points or fewer in their previous game. The Heat are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games as the listed favorite. Miami is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games. The Heat are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest. Miami is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games against a team with a winning road record. The Heat are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 Conference Finals games. Miami is 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games following a SU win. The Heat are 5-13 ATS in their last 18 Tuesday games.
Projected Score: 88
Heat are 4-0 ATS last 4 games as a home favorite.
Over is 6-0 last 6 playoff games as the listed favorite.