The Chicago Bulls would like to wrap up the Eastern Conference’s best record tonight, but to do so they must travel to Miami and defeat the Miami Heat. The Bulls are only 6-4 SU over their last 10 games and are 2 ½ games in front of Miami for the best record in the conference. A number of different injuries have sidelined or slowed down the Bulls star player Derrick Rose. After missing 13 of 14 games due to a groin injury, Rose is now sidelined with a sore foot.
The Heat is 4-0 SU in their last four games and 7-3 SU over their last 10. Miami rested both Chris Bosh and Dwayne Wade in their victory Wednesday night, but both are expected to play for tonight’s matchup. LeBron James is having another MVP-like season averaging 27 per game.
This season the Bulls are 2-1 SU against the Heat. The line on tonight’s game opened with the Heat as a 1-point favorite but has now increased to 2 ½ points. The total is resting at 188. The Bulls will be anxious to clinch home court throughout the conference playoffs, while the Heat wants to prove to critics that they can handle the Bulls. Take the Heat less the 2 ½ and the total will be UNDER.
The Milwaukee Bucks are on the outside looking in and their window of opportunity is quickly closing. The Bucks visit the Indiana Pacers tonight in a key matchup. Milwaukee only has five game in which to make up a deficit of 2 ½ games to reach the playoffs. They must win each of their last five and hope the team in front of them, Philadelphia, helps them by losing.
Defeating the Pacers however, will be no easy task for the Bucks. The Pacers have won 10 of their 11 games during the month and have all but wrapped up third place and home court advantage in the first round of the playoffs. The Pacers have won the last four games head to head against Milwaukee.
The line currently has the Pacers as 5 ½-point favorites after opening with them as 5-point favorites. The total is sitting at 205. Take the Pacers to win this SU and ATS and smart money takes the total to end OVER.