LeBron James is expected to play in Friday night's game at AmericanAirlines Arena after participating in a shoot around, as the Miami Heat (22-8) prepare to host the Chicago Bulls (17-13).
The opening tip scheduled for 8 p.m. ET on ESPN.
James averaged 31.8 points per game in four meetings against the Bulls a year ago, but Miami tallied a disappointing 1-3 against-the-spread (ATS) record in those contests.
Let's take a closer look at this Eastern Conference showdown from a betting perspective, while offering a prediction on the total along the way.