In this article Nick Friedell tries to predict all the wins and losses, and forecasts a 49-17 record, which is equivalent to 61 wins in an 82 game schedule. I know the Bulls have to lose some games, but there are no games on the schedule where they are obvious underdogs, except perhaps when they visit Miami (twice) and Oklahoma City (once). The shortened schedule means more games against the dogs in the East and more benefit from a young, deep roster that knows each other and their coach. Plus, everyone's healthy, Rose is still improving, and Hamilton is better than Bogans. Also, Miami will be better this year, and will push the Bulls to strive for home court advantage in the playoffs. My expectations are high. I'm confident that they will better last year's winning percentage by winning 51 games or more.