Opening Night in the NBA schedule 2013 is finally here, as the Bulls and Heat tip off a new season with a live online stream free TV coverage game, for which odds come courtesy of an Oct. 28 NBA report.
American Airlines Arena on Biscayne Boulevard in Miami, Fla., will be the site for game 1 of the Miami Heat’s title defense, as Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls come to town hoping to spoil the celebration.
Opening tipoff for this potential Eastern Conference Finals preview is scheduled for 8:10 p.m. EST (7:10 p.m. CST) live on TNT following the ring ceremony.
This game will also be broadcasting live on the following stations: SNET360 (local), ESPNRadio (national), WMVP (local) and WAXY (local).
This Bulls-Heat NBA schedule 2013 game is also available via live online stream free for a variety of devices (desktop, tablet and/or smartphone).
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According to ESPN's latest NBA odds, the Miami Heat [-4½] will start their road towards a three-peat on the right track.
Despite Rose's return to the lineup, Las Vegas' experts give the 2-time defending NBA champs the edge over the Chicago Bulls [+4½].
The OVER/UNDER is set at a combined total of 188½ points, and alternate NBA betting lines have Chicago at +170 and Miami at -200.
Who will win this intriguing NBA Opening Night matchup, and which team is most likely to cover against-the-spread this evening?
While most NBA fans are on the fence about this one, the general consensus is that the Bulls are the better choice in the ATS department.
The latest figures show that 52 percent (1170-1086) of the betting population prefers the Bulls with a two-basket cushion, compared to 48 percent (1086-1170) who believe the Heat is capable of covering the spread.
In addition, NBA fans are also expecting this game to come down to defense, it appears. This is evident by the fact that 51 percent of the action has been registered for the UNDER (837 vs. 810).
Bulls vs. Heat Trends to Consider
- Chicago is 2-11 ATS in its last 13 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
- OVER is 5-1 in Bulls last 6 Tuesday games.
- OVER is 5-1 in Chicago’s last 6 games following a ATS loss.
- Miami is 4-0 ATS in its last 4 games following a straight-up loss of more than 10 points.
- Miami is 0-4 ATS in its last 4 Tuesday games.
- Miami is 4-0 ATS in its last 4 games following a double-digit loss at home.
- OVER is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
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