Derrick Rose’s injury leaves the Chicago Bulls, the top-seeded team entering postseason, without their All-Star point guard as the go-to player in crunch time.Sure, the Bulls managed a winning record throughout Rose’s multiple injuries in the lockout-shortened season. But to expect that pattern to continue through winning an NBA title?
The oddsmakers don’t believe it.The Bulls have dropped from 7-2 odds to win the NBA championship to 15-2, while LeBron James and theMiami Heat have jumped from 2-1 favorites to 3-2.”
Even though the Bulls won fairly easily yesterday, the fact that Derrick Rose is out has vaulted the Bulls. … And in turn … I expect the public to start pouring in on the Heat this morning,” said Kevin Bradley, Sportsbook Manager at Bovada.”I know the Bulls have been successful without Rose in the lineup this year. But when it comes down to the playoffs, there is no way the Bulls can be considered in the same league as the Heat at this point.”