2004 Season NBA Basketball Past Picks
December 03, 2004
Miami at Chicago
Friday 12/03 08:35 PM Eastern
2 units on Chicago +9 (-110) (risk 2 to return 3.82) RESULT: LOSS
Break up the Bulls. They have won two of their last three games with the much overrated Heat coming to town. The Heat have yet to cover this year against a team with a losing record. Shaq will dominate down low in this game, but he has not been getting the help he got from his boy Kobe in LA. Miami is 1-5 ATS versus foul prone teams (called for 24 or more fouls/game) this season. This stat is suprising considering that Shaq should be fouling people out and taking advantage. The key here is Shaq is getting old. He played a ton of minutes the other night in the loss to the Magic, and they will try to get him some rest here against a team they know they should beat easily. The Heat start a four game road trip that gets much tougher after this game so they will simply try and get out of Chi-town with the W here and move on. Like the Bulls in this spot for two stars.