NBA Lines – Chicago Bulls Host Orlando Magic
The Orlando Magic are visiting the United Center to face off with a possible Derrick Rose-less Chicago Bulls this NBA lines Friday.
(30-16) Orlando Magic at (31-14) Chicago Bulls
Live from United Center – IL
Kickoff: 8:00 PM EST Friday, January 28, 2010
The Chicago Bulls may be left without their star player this NBA lines Friday as they match up with one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference.
Chicago’s Derrick Rose has been playing out of his mind this NBA lines season.
So far, he’s averaged 24.6 points shooting 44.5 percent from the field, proving to be one of the most consistent point guards in the NBA.
Unfortunately, the Bulls’ leading scorer and MVP candidate recently was diagnosed with stomach ulcers.
He spent Wednesday at Rush University Medical Center undergoing tests, where doctors learned that Rose had two stomach ulcers.
The two-year-pro hopes that he will be able to return this NBA lines Friday however, his status will obviously remain questionable and will most likely turn into a game-time decision.
If Rose won’t be fit to play this Friday, there is absolutely no chance that the Bulls will beat Orlando.
The Magic have been lighting it up under leadership from their 25-year-old center Dwight Howard.
The five-time NBA All Star is averaging 22 points per game (14th in the NBA) this NBA lines season, along with a 56.9 field goal (6th) percentage and 2.23 blocks per game (5th).
I don’t foresee any circumstance where the Magic wouldn’t walk into United Center and completely dominate this NBA lines game from beginning to end.
Marcello’s Prediction: Orlando Magic: 122, Chicago Bulls: 106
Messina Mention: Chicago Bulls Center Joakim Noah (thumb) will still not be able to practice for another one-to-two weeks, according to coach Tom Thibodeau.
NBA Lines Pick: Orlando Magic