3 Best Prop Bets for Bulls vs Heat NBA Play-In Game on April 14 (Jimmy Butler Takes Over)
By Tyler Maher
The Chicago Bulls and Miami Heat will square off on Friday night with the final Eastern Conference playoff spot on the line. Can the Heat bounce back from their loss against the Atlanta Hawks and prevail as home favorites? Or will the Bulls keep rolling after knocking off the Toronto Raptors?
Here are three of the best prop bets for the Bulls-Heat game, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.
Bulls vs Heat Player Props
1. Jimmy Butler - Points + Rebounds + Assists: Over 40.5 (-106)
Butler was a bit of a disappointment during the Heat's first play-in game, finishing with 21 points, 9 assists and 4 rebounds against the Hawks. He may have been a bit rusty after sitting out the final two games of the regular season, however, so expect him to bounce back and step up with Miami's season on the line. Butler has a knack for rising to the occasion during big moments, which he showed during the playoffs last year by going over 40.5 PRA nine times in 17 games. Expect Butler to take over and have a major impact in all facets of the game tonight.
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2. Nikola Vucevic - Player Points: Over 15.5 (-130)
Vucevic's scoring prop appears to be set a few points too low, making the Over a smart play. The Swiss big man averaged 17.6 points per game during the regular season and increased his scoring output down the stretch, raising that number to 17.9 PPG over his final 17 games. He's tallied at least 16 points in 12 of his last 18 games and should get some good looks close to the basket with Miami's defense keying in on Zach LaVine and DeMar DeRozan.
3. Tyler Herro - Player Made Threes: Over 2.5 (-154)
Herro lit up the Hawks for 26 points during the first play-in game despite going just 2-for-9 from downtown. He was one of the league's most prolific three-point shooters during the regular season, averaging 3,0 makes on 8.0 attempts per game on 37.8 percent shooting. His accuracy and volume both improved as the season progressed, so expect him to be aggressive with the deep ball again tonight and take advantage of open shots off Butler's drive-and-kicks.
Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.