As of late the Chicago Bulls have been as erratic as can be for a team about to enter the playoffs. They lost badly to the Knicks a few nights ago and had to fight off a depleted Orlando Magic team just the other night. Two days ago I delivered on a free play winner right here with the Grizzlies over the Suns. The stakes in that game were the last seed in the Western Conference. The line crept higher and higher on Phoenix as bettors were attracted to the home court edge + the stakes.

Often times those are spots to reward yourself as a contrarian against the masses. Today should prove to be the same against a Bobcats team that I’ve been extremely disappointed in to conclude the season. It’s no secret they lack a true center. Opposing teams are able to get offensive rebounds at will and attack the interior with post-play or guards driving to the hoop.

Their strength had been perimeter defense and team ball on the offensive end of the court. Besides Al Jefferson and Kemba Walker this team as a whole has fallen on both ends of the court. Things could change but facing a Bulls team that has not exactly lived up to their solid play of around a month ago is going to prove to be a challenge.

The stakes factor is that the Bobcats could potentially swap spots with the Wizards and get a better playoff draw with a win and Wizards loss. Play against that notion and play the Bulls moneyline or +1.


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