No team has won on their home floor in this series but that all is forgotten in a pivotal Game 5 tonight in Boston. With the Bulls as +7½ underdogs, a teaser is in order tonight to give us extra value on Chicago taking points.
While we haven’t heard anything about his shootaround status, there seems to be a chance that Rajon Rondo is going to try to play tonight. As crazy as that sounds with a broken thumb and a severe wrist injury, Game 5 is all hands on deck in Boston.
Isaiah Canaan has already ruled the starter and while he should still play a big role, if Rondo can give the Bulls anything it will be defense, more championship experience with Dwyane Wade and that may be enough for the Bulls to take Game 5 on the road like they took Games 1 and 2.
However, the biggest hurdle in this one is the number right now and teasing it looks to be the best course of action. At +7½ right now, teasing Chicago up to +12½ and taking the over with the Wizards and Hawks game total is a smart move tonight.
I was tempted to add the game total over as well in my NBA picks of the day above, but I knew I wanted to tease the Bulls, so it looks like the best value option on this two-game playoff slate.
Free NBA Pick: Teaser: Bulls +12½ & Hawks/Wizards Over 207½Best Line Offered: at BetOnline