Thunder vs. Bulls Prediction
The Oklahoma City Thunder hit the road as a big favorite today when they take on the Chicago Bulls at 8PM ET. Will OKC be able to cover the spread?
579 Oklahoma City Thunder vs. 580 Chicago Bulls
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
8PM ET – United Center
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, Oklahoma City is favored on the road, as the Thunder are getting odds of -7 points against the Bulls. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 217.5 points. The public betting currently has 89 percent going on the Thunder as the road favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
OKC back on track
After dropping a few home games before the break, OKC has won three straight games, covering the spread in all three. That includes a 131-103 win at home over San Antonio on Sunday. The Thunder are now 35-22 on the season, 16-10 on the road, 38-19 against the spread and 29-27-1 with the under.
The Thunder are led by their defense, which allows 107.8 points per game while holding opponents to 45.5 percent shooting. Offensively, OKC puts up 111.0 points per game while shooting 47.3 percent from the field. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander leads the team with 19.4 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. Danilio Gallinari and Dennis Schroder each put up over 19 points per contest.
Bulls end skid
Chicago put an end to an 8-game losing streak on Sunday with a 126-117 win at home over Washington. The Bulls are just 2-8 against the spread in their last 10 games. Chicago is 20-38 on the season, 12-18 at home, 25-32-1 against the spread and 31-27 with the over.
The Bulls are allowing 109.5 points per game this season while opponents shoot 47.5 percent from the field. Offensively, Chicago is putting up only 106.4 points per game while shooting 44.4 percent from the floor. The Bulls have been depleted by injuries, with guys like Wendell Carter Jr., Lauri Markkanen and Otto Porter Jr. all on the sidelines. Zach LaVine is leading the team with 25.2 points, 4.8 rebounds and 4.2 assists per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Thunder are 19-7 against the spread in their last 26 games following a win and 22-8 ATS in their last 30 games playing on 1 day of rest.
The Bulls are 7-22 against the spread in their last 29 games as a home underdog and 18-40 ATS in their last 58 home games.
The Thunder won the first meeting with the Bulls this season at home, 109-106 on Dec. 16. Oklahoma City is a much better team now than it was back then and the Bulls are a much worse team. Chicago is just too beat up to be able to compete consistently in the league, especially against good teams. They have struggled to stay within double digits in most games the past few weeks. OKC is a good defensive team that will be able to lock into LaVine and keep him from beating them. The Thunder have good scoring depth and should be fine to cover this big spread on the road.
NBA Prediction: Oklahoma City Thunder -7