Nets vs. Bulls Prediction
Will the Brooklyn Nets have any trouble being a road favorite today when they take on the Chicago Bulls at 3:30PM ET?
561 Brooklyn Nets vs. 562 Chicago Bulls
Sunday, January 6, 2019
3:30PM ET – United Center
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Nets are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -2 points against the Bulls. The over/under total is listed at 208 points. The public betting for this game currently has 62 percent going on the Nets on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Nets look for third straight win
The Brooklyn Nets are looking for their third straight win today after beating the Pelicans and the Grizzlies this week. Brooklyn is 19-21 on the season, 9-10 on the road, 21-19 against the spread and 21-19 with the over.
The Nets are now averaging 111 points per game on offense, which is moving up the NBA ranks. The defense is giving up 111.7 points per game while opponents shoot 47 percent from the field. D’Angelo Russell is leading the team with 18.2 points and 6.4 assists per game. Spencer Dinwiddie is adding 17.4 points and 5.2 assists per contest.
Bulls covering despite losing
Chicago is coming off a 119-116 OT loss at home to Indiana for its third straight loss. Despite that, the Bulls have covered the spread in five of their last seven games. Chicago is 10-29 on the season, 5-15 at home, 19-20 against the spread and 25-13-1 with the under.
The Bulls are one of the league’s worst offensive teams, posting just 100.4 points per game while shooting only 44.4 percent from the field. Defensively, Chicago is giving up 109.6 points per contest. Zach LaVine is leading the team with 23.5 points, 4.5 assists and 4.5 rebounds per game while Lauri Markkanen is adding 17.6 points and 7.5 rebounds per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Nets have covered in the spread in their last four road games against a team with a losing home record and 10-2 ATS in their last 12 games after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
The Bulls have covered the spread in five of their last six conference games, but in just 2 of their last 7 home games.
The Bulls are playing better as of late, but the spread is quite small for the Nets, who are really making a push toward the .500 mark over the last month. The Bulls haven’t been able to display enough consistent offense for me to think they will win this game. They had a nice showing against the Pacers on Friday, but they had been held under 90 points in their previous two games.
NBA Prediction: Brooklyn Nets -2