Every team comes into the NBA season with the goal of making it to the playoffs, but there are times when getting there can feel like more of a curse than a blessing. After all, how many times does the number 8 seed rise up and beat the number 1 in the opening round? The Chicago Bulls have had a disappointing season this time around, with injuries being one of the main reasons why they are on the outside looking in at the playoffs right now. The Bulls are 2 games out at the moment, and even if they can somehow pull off a dramatic late season surge to make their way into the postseason, the best that they can really hope for is an opening round tilt with the Cleveland Cavaliers. There are not many people who would bet on the Bulls getting through that match-up. Still, they will try to stay alive when they travel to Miami to face the Heat on Thursday night. You can keep up to date with the NBA online betting lines for this game soon.
Chicago Bulls Vs Miami Heat NBA Odds Analysis
When: Thursday, April 7 at 8 PM EST
Where: American Airlines Arena, Miami
Radio: WMVP and WAXY
Live Stream: NBA Stream
NBA Odds: TBA
Why bet on the Chicago Bulls
By the time this week draws to a close, the fate of the Chicago Bulls (39-39) could be well and truly sealed. They have the Heat and the Cavaliers in their next 2 games, and they need to win at least one of those to stay alive in the playoff race. Given that the Bulls are 7 games below .500 when facing teams with a winning record this season, it’s tough to see them getting the wins they need over the next 2 games. They are long overdue for a win against the Heat, as they have lost all 3 prior meetings with Miami this season. You do have to feel some sympathy for this Bulls team, as it has been injuries that have derailed them. It’s beginning to look like a “maybe next year” type of deal for Chicago fans. The Bulls are averaging 101.2 PPG, and are giving up 102.9 PPG.
Why bet on the Miami Heat
The Miami Heat (45-32) have a real opportunity to improve their standing in the Eastern Conference if they can finish the season strong. If they can run down the Atlanta Hawks, who they are a half game behind, in the Eastern Conference, they could climb as high as the #3 seed by the time the regular season draws to a close. The Heat are coming off an impressive 106-89 win over the Pistons, and are now 6-4 in their last 10 games. They can really help their cause by completing the regular season sweep over the Bulls on Thursday night. The Heat are averaging 99.8 PPG, and are giving up 98.3 PPG.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
You watch the Bulls right now and it looks as though a lot of the fight has gone out of them. That could be bad news when facing a Miami team that really wants the number 3 seed in the East.