5* BULLS/76ERS NBA BLOCKBUSTER BEATDOWN
Chicago vs. Philadelphia,
05/04/2012 20:00 EDT,
Score: 74 - 79
Point Spread: +1½/-105 Chicago
5* BULLS/76ERS NBA BLOCKBUSTER BEATDOWN: Bulls +1.5
Even though the Bulls are without Rose, I think Chicago still has enough talent to win this series. The Bulls played well for a half in Game 2, but I think this team was feeling a bit sorry for themselves. That won't be the case in Game 3. Chicago has had a couple days to regroup and get mentally focused for what lies ahead of them.
While Rose is a huge part of the Bulls offensive attack, Chicago is a better defensive team without him on the floor. I believe it will be the Bulls defense that wins this game, as I don't see either team putting up a big number offensively.
Chicago is 38-14-2 ATS in their last 54 games following a S.U. loss, 20-7 ATS in their last 27 games as a road underdog of 0.5-4.5, and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a double-digit loss at home. BET THE BULLS!