Bulls vs Warriors: all you need to know, Odds & Predictions of Chicago Bulls vs Golden State Warriors
After suffering a humiliating loss to the Phoenix Suns in their previous outing, they are currently in the fifth game of a taxing six-game road trip. They now have to go to San Francisco to take on a squad that has defeated them 10 times in a row.
If that weren’t enough, Golden State (11-11, 9-1 home) has won eight straight games in their own arena and is a perfect 9-1 at home overall.
As a 7-point favourite going into this one, it’s no wonder that the NBA odds greatly favour the Dubs.
At 10 p.m. ET, the action begins at Chase Center with a game you can watch live on ESPN.
Chicago Bulls Odds Predictions
The Suns, who have the best home record in the NBA with a record of 12-1, dealt the Bulls a blow. Chicago lost 132-113 because they couldn’t stop Devin Booker, who poured in 51 points, six assists, and four rebounds.
DeMar DeRozan, who led the team in scoring with 29 points, seven rebounds, and four assists, was one of the Bulls’ few shining stars. For the ninth game in a row, DeRozan has led the scoring. With seven assists, four rebounds, and 21 points, Zach LaVine had a triple-double.
Chicago’s defence was porous as Phoenix shot 52.7% from the floor, including 15 of 33 attempts from three points away (a 45.5% clip). One apparent problem for the Bulls is that they allow opponents to shoot 37.9% from outside the arc, which ranks as the second-worst percentage in the league.
In contrast, the Bulls’ offensive strategy lacks a wide variety of long-range shots. They average 28.9 three-point attempts per game, which is the second-lowest number in the league, and are one of just two teams to do so.
Lonzo Ball has yet to play for the Bulls this season as he recovers from a knee injury. It will be till the new year when he is available.
Golden State’s Predictions
The Warriors are one of the few teams that can be both Jekyll and Hyde.
After a difficult loss against the Dallas Mavericks, who jumped out to a huge lead before holding on to win 116-113, they return home. The Warriors have now lost 10 of their last 12 away games. Golden State is one of only two NBA teams with double-digit road losses, along with Houston and Detroit, who also finished 15th in their respective conferences.
Thankfully, they are going back to Chase, where they have only lost once this season. Only three other teams have suffered just one home defeat.
While battling Luka Doncic for the most of Wednesday night, Steph Curry finished with 32 points, five rebounds, and five assists. Klay Thompson, the Splash brother, had a terrible game, scoring just five points on 2-for-9 shooting. He missed the game’s final three shots, which would have knotted it.
With 117.2 points allowed per game, the Warriors continue to allow a lot of points to be scored. However, the majority of that damage has occurred on the road, where opponents are scoring 122.7 points per game.
at home? The scoring defence of Golden State allows 110.7 points per game.
Bulls vs Warriors Prediction
With the Warriors going 6-2 against the spread during their current 8-game winning streak, betting on them at home has recently been quite successful.
Chicago has only recorded three victories in their last nine games and has a 3-6 ATS record. The Bulls’ head-to-head record hasn’t been good as a visitor; they haven’t covered the spread in their last seven encounters.
However, the Bulls have had some success on this trip, only handing Utah its third defeat in 10 home games and giving Milwaukee just their second home loss of the year.
I simply enjoy Golden State after I go home. This season, they have won all five times after returning from an away game, including four victories by more than ten points.
Bulls vs Warriors Pick:
Warriors -7 (-110); 0.91 units to win.
NBA betting record: +2.26 units, 13-9 ATS, 1-0 ML, 2-3 o/u, and 0-1 parlays.