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Chicago Bulls to keep pressure on Miami with Cleveland NBA win

| 02.03.2012

Nine straight victories for the Miami Heat have seen them take over on top of the Eastern Conference in the NBA and the Chicago Bulls will need to extend their winning sequence to remain hot on their heels.

Meanwhile, there are two other games also in the Eastern Conference worthy of NBA betting consideration.

Chicago Bulls (-8.5) to beat Cleveland Cavaliers @ 10/11

Chicago have triumphed in their last five NBA games and head to a Cleveland Cavaliers next who they have already demolished once this season in January.

This 114-75 success was achieved without the instrumental Derrick Rose and represented a sixth straight victory over the Cavs.

Rose should be fit for this one despite banging a knee in the victory over the San Antonio Spurs and has averaged 25 points in the five appearances since recently returning from a lower back problem.

New Jersey Nets (+6) to beat Boston Celtics @ 10/11

Boston have been on a role of late with back-to-back victories over the Cleveland Cavaliers and Milwaukee Bucks and they can complete a treble over some of the weaker opposition in the Eastern Conference against the New Jersey Nets.

The Celtics have won nine of their last ten at home to the Nets and comprehensively beat them 89-70 earlier in the season.

However, the Nets can keep this one much tighter with Deron Williams, Brook Lopez and Kris Humphries all now back and they arrive in Boston having won their last three on the road.

Although they may lose, New Jersey can triumph with the handicap advantage.

Atlanta Hawks v Milwaukee Bucks to have under 189.5 points @ 10/11

Milwaukee may have allowed their last three opponents to score over 100 points, but they should be able to tighten up defensively against an Atlanta team struggling at the opposite end of the court.

Only 187 points were scored in this fixture earlier in the season when the likes of Joe Johnson were fully fit and in better form for Atlanta and so this could be cagey and low scoring.

Atlanta should still have enough to triumph over a Milwaukee team that have lost on 11 of their last 13 trips to the Hawks and seven of their last nine this season in the NBA.

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Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.