Dwyane Wade has taken his game to another level with four 40-point efforts in his last eight games. Look for a Miami Heat home cover on Monday vs. the Chicago Bulls.
The Miami Heat look for their third straight win over the Chicago Bulls when the teams collide in South Beach tonight.
Chicago is 10-23 away from home, and their current four-game road skid includes lopsided losses at Washington and Charlotte. These are not good signs for a team that is struggling to make the playoffs. The Bulls are currently in eighth place in the playoff race but five other teams are scrambling for the final playoff spot in the East. To make matters worse, bruising forward Luol Deng is expected to be out several more days with what doctors feel is a stress fracture in his leg.
Meanwhile Miami, thanks in large part to Dwyane Wade, has been of the biggest surprises this season. The Heat are fifth in the Eastern Conference playoff race, stunning many of the pundits had them out of the playoff chase this season.
Wade is the league’s leading scorer and has been virtually a one-man show for the Heat. He's averaging 36.4 points and 10.8 assists in his last eight games, with four 40-point efforts over that span. Miami is 3-2 in it’s last five games but two of those losses have come against Cleveland.
Miami is 2-0 SU and 1-1 ATS vs. Chicago but both of those games were before the trade deadline.
These teams have played them close but the Heat have the Bulls' number. D-Wade will be the headliner tonight but a nice under card will feature Derrick Rose against Michael Beasley in a battle of the top picks from the 2008 draft.
Free Pick: Heat -5 (-110)