The Chicago Bulls and the upstart Orlando Magic meet tonight from the Windy City. NBA picks are available at Top Bet sportsbook.
After notching wins in their first two outings of the season, the Chicago Bulls struggled to find the basket in their showdown with the New Orleans Hornets on Saturday night, unexpectedly falling 89-82 at the United Center. After hitting 63 percent in a 115-86 rout against the Cleveland Cavaliers just the night before, the Bulls struggled from the get-go and shot just 33 percent as a team against the Hornets. Despite their struggles on the offensive side of the ball, Chicago remains one of the league’s top defensive teams as they are leading the league in scoring defense.
One of the most surprising teams in the early going has been the Orlando Magic who remain unbeaten on the season after two starts. With no Dwight Howard manning the middle anymore and a couple of injured stars in Jameer Nelson and Hedo Turkoglu, the Magic have gone about their business in impressive fashion, downing the Denver Nuggets 102-89 in their season opener and then dispatching the Phoenix Suns 115-94 behind a explosive 69 point second half outburst.
While the Magic has to be commended for how they started the season we think they are playing well through a little smoke and mirrors. Give us Chicago and their stout defense as a home favorite and we will give the points at the best sports books.