NBA betting odds excitement is high in Miami as the Heat can clinch a berth in the Finals for the first time since 2006 with a NBA playoffs betting win at Chicago.
The Chicago Bulls will host the Miami Heat in game 5 of their best of seven NBA Eastern Conference Finals with a Thursday starting time of 8:30 PM ET and a telecast on TNT. Sports Gambling will have side and total odds on this matchup so be sure to have your account open and ready today. Miami leads this series 3-1.
Chicago won the first game of this series but Miami has stormed back to win three consecutive games to have firm command. The Heat are coming off a 101-93 overtime win at home in game 4 as they got the cash as 5 point favorites with the game going over the total of 179.5. This series has gone over the basketball betting total in 3 out of the 4 games.
LeBron James had a phenomenal performance for Miami as he had 35 point and 6 rebounds while Bosh added 22 points and Udonis Haslem and Mike Miller had 9 rebounds each.
James is having an outstanding playoff season with 25.9 points, 8.7 rebounds, and 5.4 assists per game. Dwyane Wade has averaged 23.9 points and 7.3 rebounds per game while Bosh is averaging 18.5 points and 8.9 rebounds per game to complete an outstanding playoff production by “The Three Kings of Miami.”
Chicago has been led by Derrick Rose, who was their top player in the regular season and a budding NBA sports betting superstar. Rose is averaging 27.3 points per and 7.6 assists per game in the playoffs while Joakim Noah is averaging 10.3 rebounds per game and Carlos Boozer has 9.9 rebounds per outing.
Chicago should come out with a full effort in front of a highly charged sellout crowd as their season is on the line. Chicago has been a good home value against the Heat with 14 payouts in their last 19 games at United Center against Miami as 7 of the last 9 games between these two teams in Chicago have one under the NBA betting odds total.