With Rose out, Bulls' odds to win NBA championship plummet

With Rose out, Bulls' odds to win NBA championship plummet
November 25, 2013, 6:15 pm
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Tony Andracki

Don't count on the Bulls rallying to beat the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals.

Though, if you're feeling really lucky, betting on the Bulls could result in a gigantic payoff.

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Following Derrick Rose's season-ending surgery, Bloomberg Sports declares the Bulls have just a 0.7 percent chance of winning the NBA Championship this season. That's a far cry from the 15.2 percent probability the Bulls were slapped with in the preseason.

Without their star player, the Bulls -- who were projected for 56.4 wins by Bloomberg -- are now slated for 43.3 wins.

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Guess that makes sense. Everybody in Chicago has acted like the sky is falling, and in terms of a championship this season, that's probably true.

Last year, at least the Bulls knew they would be without Rose and built the roster around that fact. Over the summer, they let offensive sparkplugs Nate Robinson and Marco Belinelli leave via free agency, thinking they would have Rose back all year.

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That being said, if you're really confident Tom Thibodeau will rally the troops yet again, by all means, head to Vegas and put $20 bucks on the Bulls. If they win, it'd be quite the payday.