Joe D'Amico's NBA 100% 100 Star Winner
Chicago vs. Miami,
05/15/2013 19:00 EDT,
Score: 91 - 94
Point Spread: +14½/-110 Chicago
Today's winner is Chicago over Miami. This is my 100 STAR.
I only played Games 2 and 3 of this series, winning and covering each release with Miami. Chicago lost their composure a few times this round to drop the L3 meetings. However, the boys from Chi-Town haven't been a 14-point 'dog in as far back as I researched. Looking back, the team was a 13 1/2-point 'dog twice in 2004, covering both, a 13-point underdog in 2008 and covered, and a 13 1/2-point 'dog again in 2009, covering that game as well. Miami is at home today where they have a 24-21 ATS record this season. The Heat have won and covered the L3 by an average of 23.3 PPG. There are two ways of looking at this game and both benefit Chicago. For starters, Chicago gives everything they have and wins outright again. Secondly, Miami is up late in the game and pull their starters if they are winning by DDs. Either way, 14-points is a lot of wood. Remember that Chicago shot a franchise-low 25.7% from the field and posted just 65 points in Game 4. The team will come out with a vengeance and get some redemption here. Take Chicago. Thank you.