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Betting Lines on the NBA - 2011

Written by:
Carrie Stroup
Published on:
May/21/2011
Betting Lines on the NBA - 2011

The betting lines on the NBA for the year 2011 were available at Sportsbook.com.  These include lines for the 2011-2012 regular NBA season and the 2011 Playoffs, including the Finals.  This page constantly changes so feel free to bookmark it if you are an NBA bettor. 

The following preview relates to the Chicago Bulls vs. Miami Heat Game 3 of the 2011 NBA Eastern Conference Final. 

Sportsbook.com NBA Betting Line/Total: Miami -5 & 179

After closing Game 2 on a 12-2 run, the Miami Heat tied the Eastern Conference Finals at one game apiece with an 85-75 win. The two teams now head to Miami for Game 3 on Sunday night.

Chicago, who was 4-0 against Miami this season before Wednesday’s loss, was outrebounded by the Heat for the first time in their five meetings this season in Game 2. After grabbing 16 more boards and scoring 23 second-chance points in Game 1, the Bulls were outrebounded by four and scored just six second-chance points in Game 2. A big part of the Bulls success in their Game 1 victory was their ability to hit jump shots in their half-court offense, averaging 1.12 points per shot and shooting 44.2 percent. Miami was much better at defending the Bulls in Game 2, as Chicago averaged just 0.60 PPS and shot 28.6 percent in the half-court offense. The Bulls shot 34% overall from the field, including 3-of-20 from three-point land, and converted just 16-of-26 free throws (62%). Derrick Rose was held to just 7-of-23 FG (30%) after going 10-for-22 (46%) in Game 1.

 

Dwyane Wade and LeBron James combined for 53 points and shot 54 percent in Game 2, after scoring just 33 points and shooting 38 percent in Game 1. Miami was helped with the production of Udonis Haslem, scoring 13 points and grabbing five rebounds in Game 2, his first points or rebounds in a game since Nov. 22, 2010. Haslem, who had only logged seven playoff minutes before Wednesday because of a bad foot, was a big part of the Heat outscoring the Bulls 50-34 in the paint in Game 2.

Proposed NBA betting lines for the Bulls-Heat and Mavericks-Thunder upcoming games number 4:

Heat -4

Oklahoma City -2

 

- Carrie Stroup, Gambling911.com Senior Reporter

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