Basketball Playoffs Betting – Bulls Eliminate Pacers

May 30, 2011 NBA Basketball

The Chicago Bulls finally looked like a #1 seed in basketball playoffs betting as the routed the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday to win their best-of-seven series 4-1.

The Bulls will now wait for the winner of the series between Orlando and Atlanta.  The Bulls easily covered the NBA basketball playoffs betting number on Tuesday, winning 116-89 at home.

Rose Responds
Even though he had four fouls and was not at full strength, Derrick Rose led the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday night as he scored 25 points.  Luol Deng added 24 points as the Bulls won big.  The Pacers were within four points in the third quarter but Rose then took over and Chicago ended the third quarter on a big 23-8 run and the game was effectively over. Chicago shot the ball well, especially from the 3-point line as they hit 14 of 31 from long distance.  Keith Bogans had five 3-pointers for his 15 points while Deng and Rose also had three each.  Joakim Noah finally played well as he had 14 points and eight rebounds. The Pacers got 20 points from Danny Granger but they really had no answers for Chicago on Tuesday. Indiana trailed from start to finish and Chicago finally showed the Pacers who was the superior team.

Bulls Wait for Orlando or Atlanta
Chicago will now have to wait and see what happens in the series between the Magic and the Hawks. What Chicago does know is that they will get some time off.  If the Magic win on Thursday in Atlanta they are going to get even more time off because then that series would go 7 games.  Time off might not be a bad thing for Chicago with Rose still nursing a little bit of an injury and Carlos Boozer banged up a bit.  Chicago will be playing either this weekend or early next week though and they will be favored in basketball playoffs betting against either the Magic or the Hawks. They would be a bigger favorite against Atlanta since the Hawks really don’t have much of a chance to beat Chicago. The Bulls would be favored against Orlando in NBA basketball playoffs betting at Sbg as well but the price would be lower since the Magic have Dwight Howard and because Orlando has more playoff experience.