NBA players should love the Chicago Bulls tomorrow in the 2019-20 kick-off. Here are some gaming tips that could help you win some cash.
The Chicago Bulls are likely to be one of the most confusing teams to bet on during the 2019-20 NBA season. It looks like they have the knack of beating any team on a given night. But I also envision that if the young group is in increasing pain, they will lose a lot of games.
Tomorrow night, however, is one of the safer nights to bet on the cops. They open the 2019-20 NBA season on the street in Charlotte – a place where professional basketball isn’t that hot.
Total points over / under 218.5 (even payout)
This is a relatively fair number to start the season with. Neither team has shown anything really substantial in attack or defense.
The Hornets will be one of the worst teams in the league this season. They have a nice sophomore at Miles Bridges, an overpaid point guard in Terry Rozier, and an aspiring shooting guard in Dwayne Bacon, but they don’t have a real goalscorer, a real no. 1 option.
The cops’ defense won’t be great but I still can’t see this skinny Hornets team line up more than 105 points.
Chicago, on the other hand, should have an electrical offense this season, but they will operate with jitters in the first game and are still learning to play together.
Money lines are straightforward and fun to bet. It just comes down to who you think will win the game.
The Hornets moneyline opened at +125 and is currently at +130 (a $ 100 bet wins $ 130). The Bulls moneyline opened at -145 and is currently at -150 (a bet of $ 150 wins $ 100).
I can’t see the Hornets walking away from this game with a win, so I wouldn’t recommend betting on the Hornets money line. The bulls money line, on the other hand, is tempting. The payout isn’t great, but with a healthy starting line-up of the bulls, is there any way I could lose this game? I hope I don’t bewitch it.
Verdict: Bulls Moneyline
The spread opened at -1.5 and has since increased to -3. The payout is -110 in both directions. To put it simply, if you bet on the bulls, they must win more than three points, and a bet of $ 110 would win $ 100. If you bet on the Hornets, they either have to win or lose by less than three points. Similarly, a bet of $ 110 would win $ 100. If the bulls win by exactly three, that’s a push.
Since the payout is the same either way, I wouldn’t even consider betting on the Hornets to cover it. I don’t think this game will be competitive after the first quarter. In case you need further evidence that you should be betting on the Bulls, 87 percent of public betting is currently headed towards Chicago. That must mean something.
Conclusion: bulls cover -3 spread
All odds and statistics are courtesy of The Action Network.