The Chicago Bulls will try and take a commanding 2-0 series lead without the service of Derrick Rose for not only tonight, but for the duration of the playoffs. All current odds for the NBA Playoffs can be found at Bovada sportsbook.
Head to head, the 76ers are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Chicago, while the home team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The Bulls are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite, 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 playoff games as a favorite of 5.0-10.5 and 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 home games. The 76ers on the other hand are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600 and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
The Chicago Bulls wanted their names up in lights after game one of their playoff series, but not for these reasons. The Bulls did win games one over the Sixers pretty handily, but the biggest news to come out of the game was the season ending knee injury to reigning MVP Derrick Rose. Should Rose have been in the game in the late stages of a game that was essentially in hand? That is for sports talk radio hosts to discuss. While the Bulls face an uphill challenge now as far as winning a title goes, we think the other Bulls players will answer the bell in this 7 game series. They still boast one of the leagues best if not the best defense and it will interesting to see how far they indeed advance in the playoffs.
We know Rose is hurt and that impacted the line, but were you expecting the line to be so low? We certainly weren’t and we actually expect the Bulls to come out with something to prove tonight. This is a team with a lot of pride that will be playing with a lot of emotion at home tonight. Lay the points and give us the Bulls at online sportsbooks.