4* NBA *BEST BET* on Bulls -9

4* NBA *BEST BET* on Bulls -9

Orlando vs. Chicago, 11/06/2012 20:00 EDT, Score: 93 - 99

Point Spread: -9/-110 Chicago

Sportsbook: 5Dimes

Result: Loss

4* NBA *BEST BET* on Bulls -9
Motivated by an upset loss at home to the Hornets in their last game, expect the Bulls to bounce back strong tonight against an Orlando team that will be playing its first road game of the season. The Bulls are an outstanding 39-16-2 ATS in their last 57 games following a loss.

The Magic are 2-0 SU and ATS as they have taken it to a pair of poor defensive teams. They will have their work cut out for themselves here against one of the best defensive teams in the NBA. The Bulls currently rank second in scoring defense with 87.3 points allowed per game.

The Bulls are without Derrick Rose but proved they could win big without him for long stretches last season. The Magic won't have it as easy out on the road without the services of Al Harrington and Hedo Turkoglu. Jameer Nelson could miss as well with a groin injury.

The Bulls have failed to cover the number in two of their first three games. However, they are an awesome 19-6 ATS after failing to cover in two of their last three dating back to the beginning of last season. They have won these games by an average of 9.8 points so there is clearly value in laying less than that in this spot.


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