Through 3 Quarters

The Miami Heat typically have all the answers at home, but the Chicago Bulls are posing a tough problem. It's still tight after three quarters, with the Bulls leading 74-72.

Chicago has been relying on shooting guard Alex Caruso, who has 15 points, and small forward DeMar DeRozan, who has 20 points. Caruso is close to surpassing his season high of 16.

Shooting guard Duncan Robinson (16 points) has been the top scorer for Miami. Duncan Robinson does need to be careful, however, as he is in foul trouble with four.

Miami hasn't lost 83% of the games in which they were down heading into the final period this year, so a victory here would be refreshing.

Who's Playing

Miami @ Chicago

Current Records: Miami 12-7; Chicago 13-7

What to Know

The Miami Heat's road trip will continue as they head to United Center at 8 p.m. ET this past Saturday to face off against the Chicago Bulls. Chicago will be strutting in after a victory while the Heat will be stumbling in from a defeat.

It looks like Miami got the smaller half of the wishbone at Thanksgiving dinner. This past Wednesday, they lost to the Minnesota Timberwolves on the road by a decisive 113-101 margin. Point guard Tyler Herro had a pretty forgettable game, finishing with 16 points on 5-for-18 shooting and turning the ball over five times in his 33 minutes on the court.

Meanwhile, Chicago took their game on the road this past Friday with ease, bagging a 123-88 win over the Orlando Magic. The matchup was all but wrapped up at the end of the third, by which point Chicago had established a 90-69 advantage. Their success was the result of a balanced attack that saw several players step up, but shooting guard Zach LaVine led the charge as he had 21 points and five assists.

Barring any buzzer beaters, Miami is expected to win a tight contest. Now might not be the best time to take the Heat against the spread since they've let down bettors for the past three consecutive games.

Miami came up short against the Bulls when the two teams previously met in April, falling 110-102. Can Miami avenge their loss, or is history doomed to repeat itself? We'll soon find out.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 8 p.m. ET
  • Where: United Center -- Chicago, Illinois
  • TV: NBC Sports Chicago
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $140.00

Odds

The Heat are a slight 1.5-point favorite against the Bulls, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 1.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Miami have won 14 out of their last 19 games against Chicago.

  • Apr 26, 2021 - Chicago 110 vs. Miami 102
  • Apr 24, 2021 - Miami 106 vs. Chicago 101
  • Mar 12, 2021 - Miami 101 vs. Chicago 90
  • Dec 08, 2019 - Miami 110 vs. Chicago 105
  • Nov 22, 2019 - Miami 116 vs. Chicago 108
  • Jan 30, 2019 - Chicago 105 vs. Miami 89
  • Jan 19, 2019 - Miami 117 vs. Chicago 103
  • Nov 23, 2018 - Miami 103 vs. Chicago 96
  • Mar 29, 2018 - Miami 103 vs. Chicago 92
  • Jan 15, 2018 - Chicago 119 vs. Miami 111
  • Nov 26, 2017 - Miami 100 vs. Chicago 93
  • Nov 01, 2017 - Miami 97 vs. Chicago 91
  • Jan 27, 2017 - Miami 100 vs. Chicago 88
  • Dec 10, 2016 - Chicago 105 vs. Miami 100
  • Nov 10, 2016 - Chicago 98 vs. Miami 95
  • Apr 07, 2016 - Miami 106 vs. Chicago 98
  • Mar 11, 2016 - Miami 118 vs. Chicago 96
  • Mar 01, 2016 - Miami 129 vs. Chicago 111
  • Jan 25, 2016 - Miami 89 vs. Chicago 84

Injury Report for Chicago

  • Patrick Williams: Out (Wrist)

Injury Report for Miami

  • Tyler Herro: Game-Time Decision (Upper Body)
  • Markieff Morris: Out (Neck)
  • Marcus Garrett: Out (Wrist)
  • Victor Oladipo: Out (Quadriceps)