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NBA Playoff Picks: Chicago Bulls vs. Miami Heat, Game 1
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The winning team covered the spread in all four regular-season meetings between the Chicago Bulls and Miami Heat, which is important to consider when making your NBA picks Monday, as the two teams open up a best-of-seven playoff series at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Sports bettors will find that the Heat are 11.5-point home favorites in the pro basketball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total sits at 186 in the market.

Let's take a closer look at Game 1 of this Eastern Conference semifinal series from a betting perspective while offering up prediction on the total along the way.

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