NBA Odds: Chicago Bulls at Seattle Supersonics Spread, Preview & Public Bets Print
Written by Anthony Rome   
Monday, 04 February 2008 14:00
NBA Headline News

Sonic Boom

One week ago, the Seattle SuperSonics were suffering through the longest losing streak in franchise history. Now they're on the verge of their longest win streak in nearly two years.

The Sonics go for their fourth straight victory Monday when they host the Chicago Bulls.

Oddsmakers from SBG Global have made Chicago -1 point spread favorites (NBA Odds) for today’s game, the over/under has been set at 193 total points (Matchup). Our public betting information shows that 67% of bets for this game have been placed on Chicago -1 (View NBA Bet Percentages).

Seattle (12-35) has struggled throughout this season after trading last season's leading scorers Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis, and its problems were particularly evident during a franchise-record 14-game skid from Dec. 31-Jan. 27.

The Sonics, though, ended the slide by beating defending NBA champion San Antonio 88-85 on Tuesday, and followed that with a 101-95 victory over reigning Eastern Conference champion Cleveland on Thursday.

On Saturday, the Sonics overcame 39.5 percent shooting to defeat New York 86-85 for their season-high third straight win. They haven't won four in a row since April 2-9, 2006.

"The more you do something, the better you get at it," Sonics coach P.J. Carlesimo said. "We're still not where we need to be, but there's a lot of good signs. We need to continue to get better."

Rookie guard Kevin Durant led Seattle with 21 points against the Knicks, but shot just 7-for-21 from the field. His final field goal, however, was a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 59 seconds remaining.

"When I don't make my shots, I was taught to be aggressive, keep shooting," said Durant, who was 19-for-35 (54.3 percent) in the Sonics' previous two wins.

While Durant struggled, Chris Wilcox delivered his third straight double-double after recording just one in his previous 15 games. Wilcox had 20 points and 10 rebounds Saturday, and is averaging 18.0 points and 11.0 boards while shooting 59.0 percent from the field during Seattle's win streak.

"We're playing 48 minutes now," said Wilcox, who has led the Sonics to a 7-4 record when he reaches double digits in points and rebounds. "Earlier in the season, we just kind of gave up in the last couple of minutes."

The Sonics will put their win streak on the line against the Bulls (18-28), who have lost four of five while battling injuries.

Chicago got a boost from the return of guard Ben Gordon on Saturday, but fell 105-101 at Sacramento. Gordon, who had missed the previous five games with a wrist injury, scored 15 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter. He made a 3-pointer with 4:57 left that gave Chicago a 95-92 lead, but the Bulls made just one field goal the rest of the game.

"We played good enough to win, but couldn't get it done," said point guard Kirk Hinrich, who had 18 points. "In the second half we just were not aggressive. We struggled to find baskets at the end of the game. All the losses have been frustrating."

Forward Luol Deng remains sidelined with left Achilles' tendinitis that has kept him out of 10 of the team's last 15 games, including six in a row.

Chicago will try to get back on track as it tries for its fourth straight victory over Seattle, which had won 10 of the previous 12 meetings.

The Bulls were three points shy of their season high in a 123-96 win over the Sonics on Dec. 11 in Chicago. Gordon had 27 points on 12-for-19 shooting, while Durant went 5-for-10 from the field and led Seattle with 16 points.

By: Marc Young - theSpread.com - Email Us

More NBA Basketball Coverage from theSpread.com

 - NBA Basketball teams
 - NBA Basketball standings
 - NBA Basketball schedule
 - NBA Basketball scoreboard
 - NBA Basketball injuries
 - NBA Basketball matchups
 - NBA Basketball stats
 - NBA Basketball odds
 - NBA Basketball public betting chart
 - NBA Basketball news wire
 - NBA Basketball top stories
 - NBA Basketball trends
 - AccuScore NBA Basketball predictions
 - Expert NBA Basketball picks
 - Comments and discussion
 - Signup for theSpread.com daily newsletter
 - NBA Basketball Home

 

NBA Team Pages

Top NBA Public Bets

#1 805 Indiana Pacers 75%
#2 803 Cleveland Cavaliers 70%
#3 819 Philadelphia 76ers 59%
#4 821 Phoenix Suns 55%
#5 808 Atlanta Hawks 50%
#6 818 Denver Nuggets 50%
View All: NFL |  NBA |  NCAAF |  NCAAB |  MLB |  NHL

NBA Futures

NBA TEAM NBA FINALS ODDS CURRENT
CLEVELAND CAVALIERS 3/1
GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS 9/2
SAN ANTONIO SPURS 5/1
OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER 9/1
CHICAGO BULLS 9/1
MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES 14/1
LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS 14/1
DALLAS MAVERICKS 14/1
HOUSTON ROCKETS 16/1
TORONTO RAPTORS 20/1
View All

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Contact Us | Advertising | 888-99-SPREAD

THIS IS NOT A GAMBLING SITE – If you think you have a gambling problem click here.

Disclaimer: This site is for informational and entertainment purposes only. Individual users are responsible for the laws regarding accessing gambling information from their jurisdictions. Many countries around the world prohibit gambling, please check the laws in your location. Any use of this information that may violate any federal, state, local or international law is strictly prohibited.

Copyright: The information contained on TheSpread.com website is protected by international copyright and may not be reproduced, or redistributed in any way without expressed written consent.

About: TheSpread.com is the largest sports betting news site in the United States. We provide point spread news, odds, statistics and information to over 199 countries around the world each year. Our coverage includes all North American College and Professional Sports as well as entertainment, political and proposition wagering news.

©1999-2013 TheSpread.com