|NBA Bulls vs. Warriors Picks & Predictions for Friday, March 15, 2013|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Friday, 15 March 2013 14:27|
Bulls vs. Warriors Free Pick
ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed the Warriors as 4.5-point favorites versus the Bulls, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 189 points. Chicago comes into this game with a 35-29 overall record while Golden State is 37-29 overall.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Warriors opened as 6-point favorites but the spread has been bet down to 4.5 at most sports books. The total, meanwhile, opened at 195.5 but it has been bet down to 189 at most sports books.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 63% of NBA public bettors currently favor the Warriors. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided to get the most updated public betting numbers.
NBA FREE PICK: Take Golden State. According to latest NBA trends, Chicago is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Pacific, 7-19 ATS in their last 26 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game, 7-23 ATS in their last 30 vs. Western Conference, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. Golden State is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a winning road record, Home team is 6-0-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings and 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Golden State.
Chicago (35-29 SU, 27-37 ATS, 27-37 O/U) is struggling big-time with injuries and it shows as they've lost four of the last five. They are coming off a 121-79 loss at Sacramento, as a 3.5-point favorite. Golden State (37-29 SU, 32-33-1 ATS, 40-25-1 O/U) has won two straight games including beating Detroit, 105-97 on Wednesday, as a 11.5 point favorite. At least they are close to 100 percent healthy. Chicago may not have Derrick Rose this season due to knee and hamstring injuries. They are also without a key bench performer in Tahj Gibson along with the starting veteran backcourt of Richard Hamilton and Kirk Hinrich, who is questionable due to a foot injury but has missed the last five games. Chicago's vaunted defense has allowed an average of 102.3 points in their last four losses. Andrew Bogut is finally healthy for the Warriors and played 32 minutes on Wednesday in their win over Detroit. Stephen Curry is slumping some but will get his game back together against an ailing backcourt and a tired team.
2013 NBA FREE PICK: GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS -4.5