NBA Picks: Miami Heat vs. Chicago Bulls, Game 4
The team that has won the rebounding battle has won all three games between the Chicago Bulls and Miami Heat, which is important to consider when making your NBA playoff picks Monday, as the two teams continue their best-of-seven series at the United Center.
Sports bettors will find that the Bulls are eight-point home underdogs in the pro basketball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total sits at 186.5 in the market.
Let's take a closer look at Game 4 of this Eastern Conference semifinal series from a betting perspective, while offering up an against-the-spread pick along the way.
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The Miami Heat own a 2-1 series lead over the Chicago Bulls, as they picked up a 104-94 victory as 8.5-point road favorites in Game 3 last Friday.
NBA handicappers will find that the Heat are 10-1 straight up and 9-2 against the spread as road favorites of 6.5 to nine points, with the OVER going 6-4-1 in that situation.
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The Chicago Bulls are 26-19 at the United Center since the start of the regular season, as they prepare to dress up as underdogs in front of their fans for just the third time.
Over the last two-plus seasons, the Bulls are 4-3 against the spread when trailing in a playoff series.
I'm going to recommend that readers back the Chicago Bulls as one of their NBA playoff picks Monday, as they've gone 4-0 against the spread in their last four games following a double-digit loss at home.
NBA Pick: Chicago Bulls +8
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