NBA on TNT: Miami Heat vs. Chicago Bulls, Boston Celtics vs. Denver Nuggets

Brandon Ribak@reebokforthreeSenior Writer IFebruary 24, 2011

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NBA betting fans will be treated to two exciting games tonight on TNT.


Miami Heat (42-15) vs Chicago Bulls (38-17)

The Heat continue to play at a torrid pace, losing just once in the month of February (by three points to the Boston Celtics).

During their current three-game win streak, Miami has scored at least 103 points.

Chicago's starting center, Joakim Noah, returned to action for the first time in 30 games yesterday, grabbing 16 rebounds in just 25 minutes of action.

The Bulls currently hold the third-best record in the East according to the NBA handicappers, and give up the second fewest points in the conference (Boston is first).

SBG Spread: Chicago is +3

Prediction: Chicago is 25-4 at home this season, while the Heat are 21-10 on the road. The last time these two teams collided, the Bulls came up victorious on their home court by three points. With Noah back, expect this game to go down to the wire.

Take the Bulls with the spread.


Boston Celtics (41-14) vs Denver Nuggets (33-25)

Boston is on a three-game win streak, with an impressive three-point victory against the Miami Heat.

The Celtics' core has managed to stay relatively healthy as of late, but the team will play tonight's game without starting center Kendrick Perkins. 

The Denver Nuggets enter this game with a few tweaks in their roster. Raymond Felton, Danilo Gallinari and Wilson Chandler are expected to make their debuts during tonight's game.

Spread: Denver is +5

Sportsbook Prediction: It will take Denver a while before the team starts to gel together. With the chemistry that the Celtics core has, this NBA basketball betting game should be a breeze for Boston.

Take the Celtics with the spread.