Two great match ups highlight the NBA schedule on Sunday. In one game, the Miami Heat visits the Chicago Bulls and in the other, the Cleveland Cavaliers host the Oklahoma City Thunder.
According to Bovada and topbet, Chicago is favored by 8.5 points over Miami with the point total at just 187.
Miami on the season is 19-24 SU and 19-22-2 ATS. On Friday night, the Heat defeated Indiana 89-87. However, Miami did not cover as a home favorite by 3.5 points.
Chicago is 29-16 SU and 20-25 ATS. On Monday, the Bulls were routed by Cleveland, but defeated San Antonio as a home dog by 5.5 points and then defeated Dallas as road dogs by 6 points.
Miami is on a streak of 10 straight UNDERs. The Heat during that stretch has held eight of 10 opponents to fewer than 100 points.
The first meeting between the two teams this season saw Chicago defeat Miami in Miami 93-75 and easily cash as a road favorite of 7 points.
Joakim Noah has returned for Chicago after missing four games due to an injured ankle.
Chicago has covered only two of its last nine games as a favorite at home.
During that span, Chicago has lost as a double-digit home favorite outright to the Nets, Magic and Jazz.
The Cleveland Cavaliers looked to have awoken. While going through a horrible run while star LeBron James was out injured, Cleveland is currently enjoying a run of 5-0 SU and ATS. The Cavaliers are 5-1 SU and ATS since James has returned.
On Friday, the Cavaliers routed Charlotte 120-90 to cover easily as a favorite by 10 points.
Oklahoma City is 22-21 SU and 20-212 ATS. The Thunder is currently 3-1 on a road trip of five games. OKC beat the Magic, Heat and Wizards in their first three games of the trip but were defeated by the Hawks 103-93.
The Cavs lost to the Thunder in their December game in Oklahoma City 103-94. The Thunder cashed as a 7.5-point favorite at home.
That was the Thunder’s first cover in the last four games versus the Cavaliers.
With LeBron playing, Cleveland is 12-2 SU 8-6 ATS in its past 14 games played at home.
Cleveland is 4-4 against opponents from the Western Conference at home. As the favorite at home against teams for the West, the Cavs are 4-2 ATS.
As an underdog this season, the Thunder is 10-9-1.
This game should be high scoring with a wide-open atmosphere.