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Miami has already run the gambit in this series with a stunning 93-86 loss at home in Game 1 as a 12.5-point home favorite, a 115-78 laugher as a 13-point home favorite in Game 2 and a strong finish in last Friday’s Game 3 to come out on top 104-94 as an 8.5-point favorite on the road.
The defending champions dominated the regular season with the best record in the NBA and rolled over Milwaukee in four games in the opening round of the playoffs, so nobody was more stunned than the Heat themselves when they dropped Game 1 of this series 93-86 as 12.5-point favorites at home.
Chicago’s stay in the postseason was expected to be a short one as an underdog in its opening round series against Brooklyn, but after building a surprising 3-1 lead it hung on to win with a 99-93 victory in this past Saturday’s Game 7 as a seven-point underdog on the road. The Bulls went 3-4 against the spread in that series with the total going OVER in five of the seven games.
There’s nothing like the Game 7 of an NBA playoff series, and we have a great Game 7 on our hands on Saturday night at the Barclays Center, where the Brooklyn Nets look to knock off the Chicago Bulls in a make or break NBA betting battle for both teams.
In what has been one of the better first-round matchups in this year’s NBA playoffs, Brooklyn finds itself in another must-win situation to keep this best-of-seven series alive. After winning Game 1 in a romp at home, the Nets suffered three-straight setbacks before hammering-out a 110-91 victory in Game 5 as 6.5-point home favorites this past Monday night.
The Bulls have played their way into position to pull-off the first upset of the 2013 NBA Playoffs with a 3-1 lead in this best-of-seven series. Things started off on a bad note in a 106-89 loss as a 4.5-point road underdog, but since that point Chicago has rolled to three-straight victories including a 142-134 triple-overtime thriller this past Saturday night as a 2.5-point home favorite.
Game One was a Nets blowout of the Bulls, but Game Two was a totally different story. The Chicago Bulls stole Game Two and evened the series at one each as the team’s return to Chicago for Game Three. Tom Thibodeau’s team clamped down on the defensive end to put together a gutsy win on Monday night. Let’s take a look at how Game Three might look.
Chicago will quickly need to put its dreadful performance in Saturday’s Game 1 loss behind to avoid falling into a 0-2 hole in this best-of-seven opening round playoff series. After managing to score just 14 points in the first quarter of that series opener, the Bulls went on to lose 106-89 as 4.5-point road underdogs. The total went well OVER the 181.5-point line as a result of Chicago giving-up more than 100 points for just the fourth time in their last 11 games.
The Chicago Bulls have stormed into the postseason as one of the top contenders in the conference. However, they are the underdogs in Game 1 of the playoffs against the Brooklyn Nets in the first playoff game ever played at the Barclays Center.
The last time the Chicago Bulls and the Miami Heat got on the court together, it was the Bulls that were ending Miami’s 27-game winning streak, the second longest in NBA history. Now, the two meet again in South Beach for their final regular season meeting in what could be a precursor to a second round meeting in the postseason.