The Bulls look to end the Heat’s most recent streak and also look to regain their position in the top five of the East with just three games left. Check the NBA odds at Bovada sportsbook.
The Bulls (43-36) have struggled lately and the injury bug isn’t helping them whatsoever. Their best player, Derrick Rose has been hurt all season long from his torn ACL and might not play at all in the playoffs because he feels like it is not strong enough yet. Now, along with that, Joakim Noah has joined that very list. Noah might not play in the playoffs as well and his return is questionable. The Bulls are sixth in the East, a half game behind the Atlanta Hawks. If they finished in sixth, the Bulls will play the Pacers. If they get to fifth, it will be the Brooklyn Nets in round one.
The Heat (63-16) have won five more games in a row and they are heading into the playoffs in tip-top shape. It is not even close for the Heat in the Eastern Conference and have clinched the best record in the East a long time. As for the league, the Heat also own that and will have home court advantage throughout the playoffs.
The Bulls are 35-44 against the spread and the Heat are 43-36 ATS.
It is unclear who all will start for the Heat on Sunday but I do not see the Heat losing at home to struggling Chicago. But 9 ½ points is a lot of points so take The Bulls at the sports books.