Basketball betting odds respect continues to build for the upstart Chicago Bulls as they are neck and neck with the Boston Celtics for the top spot in the Eastern Conference with the NBA odds.
The Chicago Bulls will host the Memphis Grizzlies in a highly important inter conference matchup that has significant post season implications for both teams. Sports Gambling will have side and total odds on this huge game that is set to start at 8 PM ET so be sure and have your account open and ready for action today!
Memphis was neck and neck with Utah and Houston for the eighth and final playoff spot in the West and had a betting on basketball record of 37-32 straight up and 42-26-1 against the spread to rank as one of the best values on the board in pro basketball.
Memphis showed their best value on the road with a mark of 22-14 against the spread while going under the total in 21 out of 36 games. The Grizzlies were ranked 13th in the NBA for scoring offense and were ranked 14th for points allowed on defense.
Zach Randolph led Memphis with 20.2 points per game and was also the top rebounder on The Grizz with 12.6 per outing. Memphis went over the total in 8 out of 10 games from February 26 through March 17.
Chicago may have been a NBA betting afterthought before the season as they were lost in the hype of the Miami Heat but they are quickly garnering plenty of attention down the stretch with a record of 49-19 straight up and 42-24-2 against the spread. The Bulls lost just 10 out of 34 home games against the spread while going under the total in 21 games as a host.
Out of nowhere the Bulls have emerged as a top contender for the number one playoff seed in the Eastern Conference thanks in large part to their defense that ranked 2nd in the NBA for points allowed.
Chicago has dominated Memphis as a host with 8 payouts in their last 10 home games against the Grizzlies. The series has gone under the total in the last 2 basketball betting odds matchups between these two teams in Chicago.