Miami at Chicago pick
We reached the Conferences Finals and In the East NBA finals Miami is playing the first game in Chicago in a clash of the titans. We have a free NBA tip for the game and a short NBA preview.
The last Summer Dwyane Wade was almost a Chicago Bull. That’s what his agent Henry Thomas told ESPN.“I think it was very close,” Thomas said. “We obviously — before the process started — we talked about how we were going to handle it. Once we began and once the presentations were made, the Bulls’ presentation was as good as any — if not better.“The decision became a lot more difficult than he imagined how it would be. Obviously for him the Chicago one was special because he grew up here.”
Derrick Rose is going to average over 20 points per game in this series, and the only reason I’m putting that that low is because the trudging slow pace of the series due to the defense will limit how many opportunities he gets. Rose is not only a nearly unstoppable force of nature that seems to rise to the biggest of occasions, he’s also a high usage player that has the ball in his hands, all the time. The question is not how he’s going to score 25 or more, it’s how many shots he’s going to need to get there.
Miami has said they will start with Mike Bibby on Rose. That should last about two possessions. Dwyane Wade will get a lot of time on him, spelled off the bench by Mario Chalmers. Plus, LeBron will be on him at times, too. All of them will be physical with Rose (especially if the referees let them play a little).
A few NBA trends to consider:
Heat are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record.
Heat are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Conference Finals games.
Heat are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
Heat are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Heat are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference.
Bulls are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games following a ATS win.
Bulls are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games
Underdog is 3-0-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
Surely, Miami wants to take an option on the series from the first game, and by defending Rose properly, tonight’s free NBA tip is:
Play Miami +2 @1,87 at Sportsinteraction.