Written and authored by National Basketball Association Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Basketball news and notes. The Chicago Bulls rollercoaster ride took another turn this week when Guard Jimmy Butler went down with an elbow injury. Earlier in the week of February 21st, 2015 Point Guard Derrick Rose suffered another Knee Injury. The former league Most Valuable Player is going to be out about six weeks after having a procedure. Butler is going to be out a reported three weeks as oddsmakers make another adjustment with the Chicago betting lines. Surgery is not likely for the hard working shooting guard from Marquette.
This Sports Handicapper believes Chicago is still going to compete for the 2015 Eastern Conference title. The Bulls are probably going to play Central Division foe Cleveland. The Atlanta Hawks will have something to say about the prediction. Butler has been playing with a sprained Thumb, but still made the 2015 NBA All-Star team. Butler is in his fourth season and has taken his game to another level. Bulls Head Coach Tom Thibodeau is a big Jimmy Butler fan. Butler leads the team in scoring with a little over twenty points per contest and steals. The Chicago Bulls must ban together on Free 2015 NBA Betting Picks, a situation like this can make or break a team with as much talents as the Bulls. Fans will still pack the United Center while the starting backcourt heals. Chicago leads the NBA in attendance; fans flock to the West Side of the “WINDY CITY” in abundance to watch their Bulls. There are many ways of looking at the recent setback to the Bulls; the worst is doom and gloom. We won’t go there the reserves will get valuable playing time that will go a long way in getting playoff experience.
Aaron Brooks, Kirk Hinrich, and Chicago native E’Twaun Moore must bring their “A GAMES” every night. The new rotation is going to be under the microscope and teams will try to expose their weaknesses. Brooks in the only on of the three scoring in double-digits. There is another silver lining in the week of seemingly bad news. Tough-minded players Taj Gibson and Joakim Noah knows what it’s like to play through minor injuries. It is almost like the Windy City itself, tough and gritty. Rose and Butler must follow suit if the Bulls are going to make a run at an NBA title. The Cleveland Cavaliers seems to have gotten their act together, and the race for the Central Division title plus home court advantage is exciting for fans. Bovada.Lv has Chicago as a +1,600 to win the 2015 NBA title while Cleveland is +225.