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Heat Coaching Change Sparks Online Casino Betting Lines

With Shaq back in the lineup the Heat should be able to beat the Bulls as the two teams meet in the United Center later tonight. Currently, online casino bookmakers have set the point spread to 4 in favor of the Heat. The resignation of Heat head coach Stan Van Gundy must have been factored by online casino odds makers as they set the betting line. The Heat have officially announced that team president Pat Riley will assume coaching responsibilities immediately.

Generally, online casino bookmakers know that whenever there is a coaching change, most teams respond with a strong performance the following game. With this being Riley’s debut as the new head coach of the Miami Heat, online casino odds makers predict that the Heat players will put on a valiant effort. Even though the Heat are over .500, the team was expected to do a lot better than 11-10 record. Van Gundy listed personal reasons and the desire to spend more time with his family as the reasons for quitting the job he held for two years.

It has been rumored for quite some time now that Riley is itching to get back to coaching. Did that play any part in Van Gundy’s sudden resignation? Oddly enough, it was Van Gundy that replaced Riley when Riley decided to step down as the head coach. Van Gundy has accompanied Riley as an assistant for year, ever since his days in New York. In a statement to the press the team announced that Van Gundy will remain with the team in the capacity of a free agent evaluator.

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