NBA Picks: Chicago Bulls vs. Brooklyn Nets

Jeff GrantContributor IFebruary 1, 2013

NBA Picks: Chicago Bulls vs. Brooklyn Nets

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    The Chicago Bulls have won an NBA record 14 consecutive road games when playing on Friday, which is important to consider when making your against-the-spread picks, as they take on the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center.

    Sports bettors will find that the Bulls are 3.5-point underdogs in the pro basketball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total sits at 181.5 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this Eastern Conference affair from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way. 

Chicago Bulls

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    The Chicago Bulls have won five of their last six games, but only one of those contests came against a team with a winning record.

    Sports bettors will find that the Bulls are 24-9 against the spread in their last 33 games that land on a Friday.

Brooklyn Nets

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    The Brooklyn Nets are 13-4 at home vs. Eastern Conference opponents during the 2012-13 NBA season, but they suffered a 105-85 setback against the Miami Heat as 2.5-point underdogs last time out.

    Sports bettors will find that the Nets are 9-15-1 against the spread in the month of February the last two-plus seasons, while the UNDER is 13-12 in that situation. 

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Chicago Bulls as one of their sports betting picks Friday night, as the road team has covered the number in five of the last six meetings in this series.

    NBA Pick: Chicago Bulls +3.5

     

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