Free NBA Basketball Picks – Opening Night on Tuesday Includes Chicago Bulls vs Miami Heat


The two-time defending NBA champion Miami Heat host the Chicago Bulls in the marquee matchup on opening night on Tuesday. The NBA Basketball Picks game is one of three on the schedule and can be seen on TNT. It will mark the return of Derrick Rose for the Chicago Bulls but it will be a big night for the Miami Heat as they raise another NBA Championship banner. The other two games on opening night have the Orlando Magic at the Indiana Pacers and the Los Angeles Clippers against the Los Angeles Lakers.

NBA Basketball Picks Let’s look at all three NBA Basketball Picks games with a focus on the matchup between the Chicago Bulls and Miami Heat.

Tuesday, October 29th. Chicago Bulls at Miami Heat (TNT). Much of the attention will be on the Chicago Bulls since Derrick Rose will be playing his first regular season game in more than a year. The Chicago Bulls won’t be at full strength though as it is unlikely that either Kirk Hinrich or Joakim Noah will play. Hinrich is recovering from a concussion and Noah is out of shape coming back from injury. It appears that Taj Gibson will start in place of Noah. Rose has looked really good in the preseason so the Chicago Bulls may be able to win even without Hinrich and Noah in the lineup. Oddsmakers have set the Heat as +240 favorites to win their third straight NBA title this season. Tuesday’s total is set at 187.5 points.

“The one thing I do like about our team is the versatility with the lineup,” coach Tom Thibodeau said. Dunleavy plays three positions. He can start, come off the bench. Hinrich to me is a starter who comes off the bench. Taj is a starter who comes off the bench. That gives you pretty good flexibility.” The Miami Heat have won seven of the last ten meetings in this series including 7 of the last 10 at home but they are just 5-5 against the spread in those games. I will take the points with the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday night.

Orlando Magic at Indiana Pacers

The Indiana Pacers are heavily favored at home but they are just 5-5 ATS in the last ten meetings against the Orlando Magic. Four of the last five at Indiana have gone under. I will go with that trend and take Tuesday’s game under the total.

Los Angeles Clippers at Los Angeles Lakers (TNT)

The battle at the Staples Center has the Lakers as the home team on Tuesday night. The Clippers have won the last four meetings in the series. The last nine meetings have all gone over the total. I will take the road team in this one and the game over the total.

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