3 Best NBA Prop Bets Today for Bulls vs. Heat (Going Back to the Well with DeRozan)

The Miami Heat and Chicago Bulls face off in a pivotal Eastern Conference showdown.
The Miami Heat and Chicago Bulls face off in a pivotal Eastern Conference showdown. / Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Bulls and Miami Heat enter this game with a number of key players on the shelf tonight. Shorthanded or not, these two teams are battling for the top spot in the Eastern Conference and will be pulling out all the stops to get it done tonight. Let’s take a look at some prop odds for this showdown, courtesy of WynnBET Sportsbook.

3 Best Prop Bets for Bulls vs. Heat

  • DeMar DeRozan OVER 40 Points + Assists + Rebounds (-165)
  • Bam Adebayo OVER 2 Blocks (+165)
  • Jimmy Butler OVER 2 Steals (-105)

DeMar DeRozan OVER 40 Points + Assists + Rebounds (-165)

One damn point! That is all we missed this prop by on Saturday night when DeRozan went 31/3/7 in the evening for a grand total of 41 when we needed 42. I am not going to be deterred however as DeRozan still has had an incredible stretch of games where he has scored no less than 30 points since Feb. 3. The Heat have a very good defense but DeRozan was able to drop 28 on them the last time these two teams faced off. I’m going back to Mr. Consistent and taking DeRozan over this combo total.

Bam Adebayo OVER 2 Blocks (+165)

Adebayo has been a force for the Heat since returning from a short injury absence and is doing a lot of that work on defense. Specifically, Adebayo has been rejecting opponents left and right recently. While he is averaging 1.5 blocks per game so far this month, Adebayo has gone over this total in four straight games including a four-block night against the New York Knicks. At this price, I can't resist taking a chance on him to continue causing problems around the rim. 

Jimmy Butler OVER 30 Points + Assists (-149)

Butler may only be averaging 4.5 assists per game, but tonight is a special situation where I think he could go way over that total. The major reason for this is the announced absence of Kyle Lowry who has been ruled out for personal reasons. Lowly averages nearly eight assists per game and the Heat will need to fill in that gap. Butler is the natural choice to benefit from Lowry’s absence and I think could finish the night with 6+ assists. Butler’s scoring totals have been consistent and he is averaging 21.5 points per game during the month of February. 

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