Our best betting pick from Wednesday comes from the NBA as the Chicago Bulls look to bounce back in the win column as they face the hapless Charlotte Bobcats. The Bulls and Bobcats will tip off from Charlotte at 7PM Eastern Time and you can watch this game live on television over the NBA League Pass. Our NBA best bet today is playing on the Chicago Bulls -12 ½ points against the Charlotte Bobcats. The odds used for the best NBA pick was taken from Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The Chicago Bulls opened up in the betting as the -12 point road favorite with the total coming in at 180 points. Early money from the betting public has come on the road team as the Chicago Bulls are now favored by -12 ½ points at most online sportsbooks. The over under has moved down a tick to a current line of 179 ½ points. A Chicago Bulls money line wager will return -1175 odds to bettors. Those who believe the home underdog Charlotte Bobcats can post the upset win today can earn +975 odds with their wager on the money line.
The Chicago Bulls are trying to lock up the best record in the Eastern conference as they enter play with just five games remaining in the regular season. The Bulls sit two games in the loss column and with the tiebreaker in their favor actually three games ahead of the Miami Heat. The Bulls and Heat play tomorrow so with a Chicago win tonight they will be in great shape to lock up home court by next weekend so this game is important for the Bulls. The teams last met on February 10th and the Bulls pounded Charlotte 95-64 as a -13 ½ point favorite. After three straight wins the Bulls stubbed their toe at home with the 87-84 home loss to the Washington Wizards. That loss meant the Bulls must play hard tonight to keep distance between themselves and the Miami Heat. Derrick Rose has been upgraded for tonight’s game to a game time decision. Chicago will make it difficult for this horrid Bobcats team to score as the Bulls are allowing their past five opponents just 40.2% shooting and 29.3% coming from the three point line.
The Charlotte Hornets will end the 2011-12 season as one of the worst teams in NBA history. The club currently sits with a 16 game losing streak. In their last game on Monday the Bobcats mustered just 67 points in a loss to the New Orleans Hornets. This month Charlotte has losses by 24 at home to Detroit, 28 at home to Washington and 20 at home to Atlanta. Tonight they face an angry Chicago team who may have Rose back in the lineup in a game that could go a long way for the Bulls to clinch best record in the Eastern conference. Over their past five games Charlotte cannot score with just 81 points and 41.3% shooting. During this span they have not defended allowing opponents 47.2% shooting. With Chicago focused tonight they annihilate the Bobcats so bet the Bulls at the sports book.