Bulls have edge over Heat ... barely

In an evenly matched series, home-court advantage could be deciding factor

Originally Published: May 13, 2011
By David Hess | TeamRankings.com

The matchup we've been anticipating has finally materialized, as the top two teams in the TeamRankings.com predictive power ratings meet head-to-head in the Eastern Conference finals.

The winner of the Chicago Bulls-Miami Heat series will be favored in the NBA Finals regardless of the opponent, and have around a 60 percent chance to take home the 2011 NBA championship. In other words, welcome to the NBA Finals, Part 1.