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NBA Betting – Thursday Picks – Miami Heat vs Chicago Bulls

Before nba betting fans turn their attention to more sports betting events this weekend, we have the NBA doubleheader on Thursday night. It’s time for our weekly hoops picks for NBA gambling action.

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HEAT vs. BULLS
Time: Thursday 8 ET
Venue: United Center, Chicago
Spread: Bulls -2.5
Over/Under: 192

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Home-court playoff edge in the Eastern Conference is more important this year than it has been in previous seasons, and the top three teams in the East – Boston, Miami and Chicago – are all in action tonight as the post-All Star Game season gets under way in earnest. A look at the road to the playoffs for the Heat, Bulls and Celtics:

***After tonight against the Bulls and a layup at home vs. Washington, the Heat begin a very interesting stretch with six consecutive games against winning teams – New York, Orlando, at San Antonio, Chicago, Portland and the Lakers. Miami (42-15) is one game in back of Boston, but needs to beat the Celtics outright to get a playoff edge because the Celtics have already won the season series and the C’s appear to have the Heat spooked. Sports Betting at Sportsbook.com

***The Bulls have Joakim Noah back, but they laid an egg earlier this week at Toronto, and at 38-17 they can ill afford to be caught napping against any second-tier teams with both the Heat and Celtics headed toward 61- or 62-win seasons. The question for Tom Thobodeau to answer is whether he wants to limit Derrick Rose’s minutes down the stretch, especially since at this point the Bulls probably can’t finish lower than the No. 3 seed.

Trends:

Over is 10-3 in MIA last 13 road games.
Over is 6-2 in MIA last 8 vs. Eastern Conference.
Over is 8-3 in MIA last 11 overall.
CHI are 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 home games.
Under is 15-7-1 in CHI last 23 Thu. games.
Under is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings.

Best bets: Oddsmakers are figuring on a Bulls bounceback after the loss to the Raptors. How can one of the best defensive teams in the league give up 118 points? But a lot of that can be attributed to working Noah back into the lineup, and he figures to go 30-plus minutes tonight. With both teams digging in, points will be at a premium in Chicago. Under looks good.

Lawrence Paul is a regular contributor to the Cappers Picks Blog, and is a free-lance gambling and travel expert from Massachusetts.

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About Lawrence Paul

Lawrence Paul is back in the saddle as a regular contributor to the Cappers Picks Blog. He's got an AMAZING knack for predicting when a team will have a letdown! Stick with our resident gambling experts sports betting tips all season long!


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  1. Nice pick Larry.

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