Bulls vs. Warriors Spread Prediction

Chicago Bulls vs. Golden State Warriors, 1/11/19 Predictions & Odds

The 10-win Chicago Bulls will likely add to their loss total on Friday night when they visit the Golden State Warriors at 10:30 p.m. ET. That said, will the Bulls at least cover the spread as a massive underdog?

Game Snapshot

561 Chicago Bulls at 562 Golden State Warriors

Time: 10:30 p.m. ET, Tuesday, January 11, 2019

Oracle Arena, Oakland, California

Our NBA Live Odds page pulls spreads and totals from multiple different online sportsbooks so you can compare betting odds to ensure you’re getting the best line.

Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Warriors are 15.5-point favorites to beat the Bulls. The total, meanwhile, sits at 219.5 points and as of this writing, 73% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Warriors to cover the point spread.

Chicago Bulls Fantasy Spin

Zach LaVine (left ankle soreness) is listed as available for Friday's game vs. the Warriors. He is in a back-to-back set here as he gets over possible lingering effects from his ankle tweak earlier this week. DFS players may not want to take the plunge even with this available tag. If he's limited, there will be more minutes for Antonio Blakeney and Shaq Harrison, but again signs point to LaVine being out there.

Golden State Warriors Fantasy Spin

DeMarcus Cousins (left Achilles surgery) will join the starting lineup once he's cleared to play, according to coach Steve Kerr. Kerr added that Cousins' "spot in the rotation will be reevaluated" once they've seen him work with the starters. "We’ll have to play around minutes, rotations, sets," Kerr said. "We haven’t had a player like him before." In case you missed it, Cousins said he's targeting a return on Jan. 18 or 21, and he's been scrimmaging with the team recently. Patient owners who stashed him are finally being rewarded, though we still expect strict limitations and frequent rest in back-to-back situations.

NBA Betting Trends

Chicago

The Bulls are 5-1 against the spread in their last six games playing on one day of rest.

Golden State

The Warriors are 16-5 against the number in their last 21 games versus a team with a winning percentage below .400.

Prediction

The Bulls are just 1-4 against the spread in their last five trips to Oakland and are 2-5 against the number in their last seven games versus the Warriors overall. The home team is also 23-9-1 at the betting window in the last 33 meetings between these two teams while the favorite has cashed in five of the last seven meetings. This is big number and the Warriors are just 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games overall, including 1-5 ATS in their last six home games. Still, the Bulls are horrendous.

Friday NBA Prediction: Golden State Warriors -15.5

NBA Headlines

  • CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Bulls have ruled out injured rookies Wendell Carter Jr. and Chandler Hutchison for the remainder of the season, and might soon do the same with Otto Porter Jr.
    Execut...
  • MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose has undergone arthroscopic surgery to remove bone chips from his right elbow.
    The Timberwolves announced Saturday that Rose had the ...
  • NEW YORK (AP) Papa John's is getting ''Shaq-ified.''
    The pizza chain said Friday that basketball Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal will be its new pitchman, appearing in TV commercials and promo...
  • PHOENIX (AP) Phoenix Suns forward Kelly Oubre Jr. is out for the remainder of the season following surgery on his left thumb.
    The Suns said in a statement that Oubre had a procedure on his sp...
  • PHOENIX (AP) Jimmer Fredette is back in the NBA.
    The Phoenix Suns signed Fredette for the rest of the season Friday with a team option for 2019-20.
    The 30-year-old Fredette won every nat...

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