Basketball sports betting excitement is growing for the Bulls as they have emerged as one of the top basketball betting online threats to the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference.
The Chicago Bulls will host the Miami Heat on Saturday night with a start time of 8 PM ET and a telecast on NBA TV. Open your account at Sports Gambling for action on the side and over under in what could be a preview matchup for the Eastern Conference playoffs.
Chicago is one of the most improved teams in the league with a basketball betting NBA online record of 24-12 straight up and 20-15-1 against the spread as they went under the total in 22 of their first 36 games. The Bulls were 11-7-1 against the spread at home with 12 of those games going under the total.
First year coach Tom Thibodeau has brought a tough minded defensive mind set to the Bulls after having a highly successful run in leading the Boston Celtics defense as an assistant coach before his arrival in Chicago. The Bu lls ranked 6th in the NBA for points allowed with 93.9 per game while the offense was solid and ranked 14th in the league with 99.3 points per game.
Derrick Rose was having an outstanding start to the season as he led the Bulls with 24.2 points per game. Rose also led the Bulls in assists with 8.1 per game. Chicago figures to only improve once center Joakim Noah returns to the lineup next month after his thumb heals. Noah will make Chicago a complete NBA sports betting line commodity in the East.
Miami has paid out in 6 of their last 9 basketball sports betting matchups with Chicago and the series has gone under the total in 8 of the last 10 meetings between the teams. Chicago has been tough against Miami at home however with 5 payouts in their last 7 home games against the Heat.
Miami has gotten the money in just 4 of their last 15 visits to Chicago with the last 5 meetings between the teams in the Windy City going under the total. This is the first meeting of the season between these two teams.