The Chicago Bulls come to Orlando for some basketball gambling action against the Magic on Tuesday, January 24th. If you like betting on NBA games, SBG Global online sportsbook is the right place to do so.
The Bulls beat the Kings on Saturday, but remain below .500. Chicago’s rebuilding plans have not gone quite as planned, and they might be considering re-rebuilding even in the middle of the regular season. Word on the street is that the Bulls are shopping Rajon Rondo and Nikola Mirotic around, as well as thinking about bringing in Chris Bosh so that he can recreate some of that Heat magic with Dwayne Wade. Both Rondo and Mirotic are hitting a statistical nadir this season. On the other hand, Bosh would automatically improve Chicago’s on both ends of the court. Unfortunately, even good news can be bad for the Bulls.
For example, Paul Zipser has emerged as a reliable sixth man, but one can´t help but wonder whether he is the real deal or just the new flavor of the month. Head coach Fred Hoiberg has struggled to come up with a consistent rotation, and Zipser is just the latest addition. On the up side, he is cheap and he could potentially deliver big on the ROI for the Bulls. Though that would be them just getting lucky, considering that Zipser was a second round pick, while Chicago’s first round picks have pretty much fallen by the wayside.
Luck, however, does play a big role when it comes to basketball gambling. And if any team needs a streak of good luck more than the Bulls, it might just be the Magic. Orlando fell 18-28 following a thrashing by the Warriors on Sunday. And while that was expected by fans betting on NBA games, it still adds to a tough start of 2017 for the Magic, who are 3-9 in January. There are reasons to be optimistic, though. First of all, Evan Fournier’s bruised right heel is improving, and Orlando hopes its top scorer can return next week. That might not be soon enough for the Magic, but Fournier already came back too early from injury and it was altogether counterproductive for himself as well as for the team.
Fournier’s injury, however, might have been a blessing in disguise for Elfrid Payton, who has taken over Orlando’s offense in a big way. Payton has scored 20-plus points eight times this season, and three times in the last four games, including 20 points, 6 assists, 4 rebounds and 3 steals against the Bucks last Friday. The problem is that the Magic seems to live or die by Payton, which means that when he’s on an – admittedly rare these days – off day, the entire teams suffers. Therefore, Orlando fans who enjoy betting on NBA games are crossing their fingers that Payton will be on this Tuesday. Together with Aaron Gordon, Elfrid Payton could bring back the magic back to the Magic – the kind seldom seen since the halcyon days of Shaq and Penny Hardaway – and make basketball gambling fun again for the Orlando crowd.