NBA Betting Online – Phoenix at Chicago

May 30, 2011 NBA Basketball

The Chicago Bulls are heavily favored in NBA betting online at SBG as they host the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night.

The Bulls are headed for the top seed in the Eastern Conference and are an NBA title contender while Phoenix is out of the playoffs and not a team to take in NBA betting.

Suns Fading
Phoenix has lost five of their last six games and they are not going to be in the playoffs this season. It is a disappointment for a team that has Steve Nash.  The Suns simply don’t have enough talent surrounding Nash and they don’t play much defense.  In the past the Suns could get by with a lot of offense but this season they don’t have the inside game to win consistently.  Phoenix does have a winning record against the spread on the road this season so perhaps they can get a backdoor cover in this game.

Bettors Catching on to Chicago
The Bulls have won seven of their last eight games but they are just 4-4 ATS in those games. Chicago still has a great record vs. the point spread for the season but the oddsmakers and bettors have realized that the Bulls are a team to take on a nightly basis in NBA betting and the lines have been higher.  The Bulls beat Detroit and Toronto in their last two games but didn’t cover the spread in either game.  You can expect the Bulls to be laying double-digits again on Tuesday night against the Suns in NBA betting online.

Bulls Looking for Top Seed
The Bulls are likely going to finish with the best record in the Eastern Conference.  Chicago does play Boston again before the season is over but unless the Bulls totally collapse they are going to finish ahead of both Boston and Miami for the top seed.  The Bulls only need to win half of their remaining six games to clinch the top seed.  They should handle Phoenix easily before a tough home game against Boston. They then have what should be a win at Cleveland and then tough games against Orlando and New York on the road before finishing with New Jersey.  3-3 would seem to be the worst they could do. More likely is a 5-1 finish.