The Chicago Bulls tried to get Dwyane Wade in the offseason, but in truth they never had a shot at the superstar. When they met on the court, the Bulls wanted to send a message and they did just that in a 99-96 victory. Now they have to try and stay focused as they head on the road to play the Memphis Grizzlies.
The Chicago Bulls are climbing the standings in the East and this win over the Heat is just another example of how good the team is playing. In their recent game they defeated the Miami Heat to gain some ground, but the win was a bit watered down, as LeBron James sat out for Miami. Derrick Rose stole the show scoring 34 points for the Bulls in the victory.
The Bulls now have to find a way to win on the road. They have failed to cover the spread in the last five out of six games on the NBA highway. That is something to be aware of when they enter Memphis and play a good home team in the Grizzlies that is also off an impressive win.
The Grizzlies are 12-6 on their home court where they can play with any team in the NBA.
In the recent win over the Dallas Mavericks, this team showed their potential. Zach Randolph posted 23 points and 20 rebounds in the impressive victory. Rudy Gay is the young leader of this team and he had 16 points in the victory over one of the toughest teams in the Western Conference. The trends favor the Grizzlies for this game.
The Grizzlies are 11-1 ATS in their last 12 games against a team with a winning record and 4-0 ATS in their last four home games. The Bulls are 1-5 ATS in their last six road games and lose to the young upstart Grizzlies.
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