The Chicago Bulls and the Brooklyn Nets are going to square off in Game 7 of their playoff series in a crucial NBA betting affair on May 4th. Join us here at Cappers Info, as we make our predictions for basketball for what should be a great game on Saturday.
NBA Predictions: Chicago Bulls @ Brooklyn Nets
Date: Saturday, May 4th, 8:00 ET
Location: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY
NBA Betting Odds: Brooklyn -6.5
Bulls vs. Nets NBA TV Schedule: TNT
For the first time this year, we have a crucial Game 7 in which two teams are going to be fighting for their lives. Nothing is better than this, but we really wish that both teams were at full strength. Unfortunately for the Bulls, they really are the walking wounded out there. They aren’t going to have G Kirk Hinrich in all likelihood, and it’s sounding like they aren’t going to have F Luol Deng either. That’s really going to leave Head Coach Tom Thibodeau in quite the bind, knowing that he’ll have such a short bench to work with. In Game 6, he had to use G Marco Belinelli for 47 of the 48 minutes, and F Jimmy Butler literally didn’t sit down for a single second. C Joakim Noah is playing with plantar fasciitis, and he is doing a yeoman’s job in the paint in spite of that very painful injury. It’s tough enough to win games in the playoffs, and it’s even tougher to do so on the road. But when you’re missing three of your starters (though it’s tough to count G Derrick Rose in that mix since he hasn’t been with the team all year long), it’s a task that is darn near impossible. The Nets simply have to win this game by default. We just can’t imagine how Brooklyn would lose this one after doing all of the tough work in Games 5, and especially 6 on the road at the United Center. Laying 6.5 is a bit risky, but we think it’s the right thing to do.
Bulls @ Nets Game 7 Pick: Brooklyn Nets -6.5
Bulls @ Nets Score Prediction: Nets 92 – Bulls 81