While it’s disappointing that we longer have the Chicago Bears to bet on, it makes it easier to shift our focal points to a team showing a lot of promise: The Chicago Bulls.

After several years of making the playoffs as a low seed, followed by the Jim Boylen era, it appears the Bulls have a plan and are building to something greater. This does not mean that they will be hoisting the Larry O’Brien Trophy in the next three years, but it does mean when LeBron James begins to show signs of regression and Giannis Antetokounmpo is in year 3-4 of his extension with Milwaukee, that the Bulls will be ready to make a strong push in the postseason.

Trust me, the Chicago Bulls have a long way to go, but they are a fun team to bet on using the lines and props on PointsBet.

No Bulls: Three Best NBA Bets 1/13/2021

Milwaukee Bucks (-11) Antetokounmpo Over 26.5 Points

The Bulls’ “rival” to the north is a top-three constructed team in the NBA this season. Other than the Lakers, the Milwaukee Bucks have the best starting five in the league. Jrue Holiday has been an excellent addition, Khris Middleton is well on his way to his third-straight all-star selection, and Giannis Antetokounmpo remains the most unguardable player in the league.

On the other hand, the Pistons are straight-up bad. They aren’t any fun to watch and find themselves struggling to score. That’s such a shame, isn’t it?

What makes the Pistons’ situation even better for Bulls fans is that is being led by Derrick Rose. Rose is likely to be dealt to a contender at the deadline, as the Pistons continue to look for answers.

The Bucks have won eight games in-a-row against Detroit, and I will take this same-game parlay as they ride to their ninth.

New York Knicks vs. Brooklyn Nets: Joe Harris –  13.5 + Points

No Kyrie Irving again for the Nets tonight. That means Joe Harris will have a bigger role in the offense. Harris is one of those players that would fit on any team at any time. He scores, he shoots the three, he rebounds, he’s a five-tool player.

Offensively, Harris has been in double figures in every game this season. In a rivalry game, Harris will certainly be there again. With (-110) odds, you can double your money on Harris tonight.

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Sacramento Kings: Portland / Over 236.5

If you can’t figure out what to watch tonight, the Sacramento Kings are one of the most interesting teams in the NBA. Their young backcourt goes highly unnoticed because of how many great guards there are in the NBA today, but De’Aaron Fox and Tyrese Haliburton are so exciting.

That being said, they aren’t a great team. Portland, on the other hand, is a very good team. Led by the second-best PG in the league, Damian Lillard, the Trail Blazers beat the Kings by 26 in their first meeting this season. Neither team likes playing defense, so taking the Trail Blazers and the over here is a good play.

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A Chicagoland native and a Marquette University graduate with a passion for the sports media field. If I’m not watching sports, I’m listening to Chicago sports radio or exploring Milwaukee.