The Bulls grabbed a 99-96 win over the Grizzlies on Friday, behind a 24-point effort from Derrick Rose at United Center.
Chicago did not, however, defeat the Grizzlies against the spread, which closed at 9 at most sportsbooks. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 189.5.
Chicago got 23 points from Luol Deng and another 12 points from Carlos Boozer. Derrick Rose contributed 7 assists, while Carlos Boozer cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.
Memphis got 16 points from Zach Randolph in a losing cause and another 14 points from Marc Gasol. Mike Conley contributed 6 assists for the Grizzlies, while Marc Gasol had 11 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Chicago were victorious, as the score was 49-46 at the break.
The rebound battle favored Chicago as they grabbed 45 boards, while Memphis only had 32.
Chicago heads into a battle against the Bucks. Memphis, meanwhile, will have their next action against San Antonio.