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The 2010 NBA betting campaign gets started for the Chicago Bulls and the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night, as two of the youngest, bright teams in the league will meet to kick it all off.
My, how the face of this division changed in a heartbeat! The departure of F LeBron James from the Cleveland Cavaliers has really left this division in flux. This is perhaps the most open of the six divisions this year, though there is an odds on favorite to look at. This could be a division full of surprises though, and is certainly one that you are going to want to keep a close eye on when analyzing the NBA odds for 2010-11.
NBA Free Agency kicks off July 1 and teams have been waiting years for this exact day. BroburySports.com has odds on where all the top players will play their first game of the NBA regular season.
Just when it looked like the Cleveland Cavaliers might have some trouble with the Chicago Bulls, LeBron James stepped up with the most dominating performance of the postseason.
The Cavaliers aim to build on the momentum from their huge Game 4 win when they tip off with the Bulls in Game 5 of their Eastern Conference first round series on Tuesday night at Quicken Loans Arena.
Today in the Daily Sports Roundup: The Cavaliers look to put a stranglehold on the Bulls, the Yankees close out their series with the Athletics, the Penguins can finish off the Senators, and the Zurich Classic of New Orleans begins.
The NBA playoffs start this weekend, and most eyes are on the favorites – the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Los Angeles Lakers.
The Cavaliers (61-21 SU, 38-43-1 ATS) open the first round on Saturday afternoon against the Chicago Bulls (41-41 SU, 42-38-2 ATS), while the Lakers (57-25 SU, 33-46-3 ATS) kick off Sunday’s action with Game 1 of their first-round set against the Oklahoma City Thunder (50-32 SU, 48-34 ATS).
A look at how the Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers stack up against each other in their first round NBA playoff betting duel.
The Chicago Bulls and the Boston Celtics have put together possibly one of the best opening round playoff series in history. Tuesday night’s game was just another example of how exciting the last 5 games have been. The Celtics and the Bulls went into overtime for the 3rd time in 5 games and it was the 4th game that the margin of victory has been 3 points or less. The basketball slugfest has become the first series in postseason history to have 3 overtimes. Late in the 4th quarter in Tuesday night’s game the Bulls were faced with an inbounds play with less than 10 seconds remaining. Chicago Coach Vinny Del Negro drew up a perfect play which allowed Brad Miller to roll towards the basket wide open and seemed to have an easy two point lay-up. However, Miller was fouled rather hard by Boston guard Rajon Rondo. After review of the play, the foul could have easily been called intentional as Rondo’s hand came across Miller’s face leaving him with a mouth full of blood. Miller went on to miss both free throws even though the 2nd miss was on purpose and Boston got the rebound which gave them a 3-2 lead in the series. The Bulls now have their back against the wall, but judging how well they have played it would be surprising if this series does not see a Game 7.
The NBA Playoffs got off to a great start when the Chicago Bulls took down the defending World Champions the Boston Celtics in dramatic fashion in the opening game of the series. The Bulls were lifted by the play of rookie Derrick Rose who knocked down 36 points in the over-time victory. Rose 36 points tied Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s record for the most points in a playoff debut. Game 1 was a big storyline because of the hard fought back and forth action. However, the following game last Monday was very similar and just as exciting as the first. The game was another back and forth slugfest, but this time the outcome was slightly different. Ray Allen for the Boston Celtics got the hot hand in the 2nd half scoring 28 points and delivering the nail in the coffin when he drained a 3 pointer with less than two seconds to play. The exciting win evened up the series as game 3 heads to Chicago as everyone anticipates another exciting contest as this series has the making to possibly make it to 7 games.
A battle of youth is on tap Wednesday as the Portland Trail Blazers host the Chicago Bulls. The Blazers are led by Brandon Roy and have a youthful core of players including LaMarcus Aldridge, Rudy Fernandez and Greg Oden. The Bulls have rookie Derrick Rose who is already among their scoring leaders.