NBA Betting: Chicago Bulls at New Jersey Nets Preview & Picks Print
Written by Anthony Rome   
Wednesday, 31 October 2007 03:45
Sports Betting Top Stories

A New Start

Amidst the Bulls and Lakers looking to pull off a blockbuster trade, the 2007-08 NBA season begins tonight as the Chicago Bulls and New Jersey Nets square off. Both clubs found themselves in the Playoffs a season ago. The Bulls went down to the Pistons, while Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Nets.

Each club returns a bulk of last year’s team. Chicago returns Kirk Hinrich and Ben Gordon at the guard positions with Ben Wallace in the middle. Luol Deng and the newly acquired Joe Smith are slated to start at the forward positions. Key bench players will include Chris Duhon, Andres Nocioni, Tyrus Thomas, rookie Aaron Gray, and Thabo Sefolosha.
As for the Nets, Vince Carter, Jason Kidd, and Richard Jefferson are back as well as Nenad Krstic and Jason Collins. The Nets are hoping their duo from UCONN, Marcus Williams & Josh Boone, continue to make strides in their second season at this level.
The Nets have dominated the recent series between these two clubs. In fact, they come into tonight’s match-up winners in 7 of the L/10 games these teams have played. Last year saw the Nets win three of their four encounters by an average of close to 6 PPG. The lone Bulls victory came on April 6th when they pasted the Nets at the United Center by a 105-74 final margin.
Oddsmakers from have made New Jersey -2.5 point spread favorites (NBA Odds) for todays game, the over/under has been set at 186 total points (Matchup). Our public betting information shows that 52% of bets for this game have been placed on Chicago +2.5 (View NBA Bet Percentages).
The Nets opened up as 2.5-point home favorites with the ‘Total’ set at 186. Only one of their four match-ups saw the combined number go ‘Over’ this posted total. The ‘Under’ is a perfect 4-0 ATS in the Nets L/4 games against the Eastern Conference, while the ‘Under’ is 6-1 ATS in the Bulls L/7 confrontations with the Atlantic division of the Eastern Conference. The underdog is 4-1 ATS the L/5 teams these teams have met, but the Bulls are a woeful 1-8 ATS the L/9 times they’ve made the trip to the Garden state to take on the Nets.

Top Public Bets

#1 10 Vancouver Canucks 86%
#2 815 Golden State Warriors 81%
#3 807 Houston Rockets 80%
#4 1 Pittsburgh Penguins 79%
#5 3 St. Louis Blues 74%
#6 825 Yale 74%
#7 101 New England Patriots 70%
#8 805 Toronto Raptors 69%
#9 819 Harvard 69%
#10 831 Monmouth 68%
View All: NFL |  NBA |  NCAAF |  NCAAB |  MLB |  NHL

How To Bet Guides

Are you new to Sports Betting? If you are or, if you just want to try betting an unfamiliar sport, here are some guides to help you out!

How to Bet Baseball

How to Bet Basketball

How to Bet Golf

How to Bet NASCAR

Betting Moneylines

Betting Props

Betting Futures

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Contact Us | Advertising | 888-99-SPREAD

THIS IS NOT A GAMBLING SITE – If you think you have a gambling problem click here.

Disclaimer: This site is for informational and entertainment purposes only. Individual users are responsible for the laws regarding accessing gambling information from their jurisdictions. Many countries around the world prohibit gambling, please check the laws in your location. Any use of this information that may violate any federal, state, local or international law is strictly prohibited.

Copyright: The information contained on website is protected by international copyright and may not be reproduced, or redistributed in any way without expressed written consent.

About: is the largest sports betting news site in the United States. We provide point spread news, odds, statistics and information to over 199 countries around the world each year. Our coverage includes all North American College and Professional Sports as well as entertainment, political and proposition wagering news.