Miami Heat at Chicago Basketball Betting

November 30, 2010 NBA Basketball

Basketball betting on Saturday has the Chicago Bulls hosting the Miami Heat in a game that can be seen on NBA-TV.

It is the last game of a three-game road trip for the Heat.  It is a tough NBA betting situation for the Bulls as they played last night in Atlanta.

Basketball betting in this series has been very competitive as the teams have split their last ten meetings. The Bulls are 6-4 against the NBA betting line in those games.  The teams have met once this season and that was in Miami back in November as the Heat won 95-87 in basketball betting.  In games at Chicago, the Bulls have won two of the last three against Miami.

This has been a low scoring series with seven of the last ten going under the basketball betting total.

The Bulls and Heat are competing for the last couple of playoff spots in the Eastern Conference.  Miami, Chicago and Charlotte are competing for the 6th, 7th and 8th playoff spots.  The three teams seem to be in good shape but Milwaukee is still within striking range.  The Bulls have made a nice run in recent weeks while the Heat have gone the other way.  Miami has not played well recently.  It hasn’t really mattered where Miami has played as they actually are a little better vs. the basketball betting line on the road.  Miami plays good enough defense to win as they are 8th in the league. They are not very good on offense though as they are 25th.  That is somewhat of a surprise since the Heat have Dwyane Wade but far too often the chemistry with this team seems to be off.

Chicago was thought to be done in the Eastern Conference but they went on the road and won five of seven including wins at San Antonio, Houston, Phoenix and New Orleans.  Then the Bulls come home and lose to the Clippers in basketball betting. Isn’t that typical of Chicago?  The Bulls are 10-10-2 at home this season vs. the NBA betting line.  Chicago is 13th on defense and 27th on offense.  That would seem to point to low scoring games in NBA betting and that has proven true. The Bulls go under the total at home and on the road.  13 of their 22 home games have gone under the basketball betting total.

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