Chicago got 19 points from Marco Belinelli en route to an 83-82 victory over Brooklyn on Saturday at United Center.
Chicago did not, however, defeat the Nets against the spread, which closed at 4.5 at most sportsbooks. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 184.5.
Chicago got 17 points from Luol Deng and another 15 points from Carlos Boozer. Joakim Noah contributed 5 assists, while Joakim Noah cleaned the glass with 10 rebounds.
Brooklyn got 24 points from Deron Williams in a losing cause and another 18 points from Brook Lopez. Deron Williams contributed 5 assists for the Nets, while Brook Lopez had 10 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Chicago were victorious, as the score was 46-41 at the break.
Brooklyn had a 41-33 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.
Chicago looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Grizzlies. The Nets will aim to get back on the winning track vs Utah.