Bulls vs. Jazz Total Prediction
Under bettors should have an opportunity to strike on Saturday night in the NBA when the Utah Jazz host the Chicago Bulls at 10:00 p.m. ET. Will this matchup turn into a defensive struggle?
10:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, January 12, 2019
Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Jazz are 11.5-point favorites to beat the Bulls. The total, meanwhile, sits at 207.5 points and as of this writing, 77% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Jazz to cover the point spread.
Chicago Bulls Fantasy Spin
Bobby Portis (right elbow injury) is questionable for Saturday's game against the Jazz. He may have suffered the injury on Friday night in Oakland in 17 minutes. Portis had a minutes cap of 28 minutes last night, but he didn't get to it because of a blowout. If he can't go, there could be more minutes for Robin Lopez and maybe Jabari Parker.
Utah Jazz Fantasy Spin
Donovan Mitchell ran the point for the Jazz during a 113-95 win over the Lakers on Friday, scoring 33 points with four rebounds, nine assists, two steals, two blocks and four 3-pointers in 33 minutes. The nine assists are tied for a career-high and the same for his two swats. Mitchell is no stranger to being the PG with 76 minutes without a PG next to him before tonight this season, and he had 895 minutes without one last year. He's also as hot as he's been all year with four consecutive 25-plus point games for the first time in his career, averaging 29.5 points on 48.9 FG% and 55.6 3FG%, 5.5 dimes and 4.0 boards over his last four games. It was only a matter of time before he snapped out of his slump, and it might be go time for Donny.
NBA Betting Trends
The Bulls are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games versus the Jazz but are just 1-4 against the number in their last five road games versus Utah.
The Jazz are 8-2 against the spread in their last 10 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall.
The under is 10-2 in the last 12 meetings between these two teams and is 9-1-1 in the last 11 meetings in Utah. The under is also 7-1 in the Bulls’ last eight games coming off no rest, is 14-6-1 in their last 21 games coming off an ATS loss and is 11-4 in their last 15 road games versus a team with a winning home record. On the other side, the under is 8-1 in the Jazz’s last nine home games and is 11-3-1 in their last 15 games overall.
Saturday NBA Prediction: Bulls/Jazz under 207.5