Jazz vs. Bulls Prediction
Only a slight home favorite tonight, will the Bulls cash for bettors when they host the Jazz at 8:00PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, Chicago is -2.5 to knock off Utah tonight while the total currently sits at 194.5 points. The Jazz enter play with a 5-5 record both straight up and against the spread over their last 10 games, while the Bulls are 4-6 overall and 5-5 against the number over their last 10 contests.
The Bulls got good news yesterday evening when Taj Gibson (hamstring) was listed as probable for tonight's matchup against the Jazz. The team needs him to play with Pau Gasol out with a knee injury and against a tough Utah frontcourt. Gibson looked good in 27 minutes of play on Thursday and said he'd do "whatever it takes" to help out a depleted Bulls squad.
Despite being banged up, Chicago is 5-2 against the spread in its last seven games overall and has covered in six of its last eight home games. As for Utah, the Jazz are just 2-7 against the number in their last nine road games and have failed to cover the spread in six of their last sven games versus teams with a winning record.
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