Kings vs. Bulls Prediction
The Kings are coming off a win in New York over the Knicks but they’ll face an entirely different challenge tonight when they visit the Bulls at 8:00PM ET.
After opening as a 6.5-point favorite the Bulls are now -7.5 to top the Kings according to oddsmamkers from online sports book Bovada.lv. As for the total, the number opened at 218 before being bet up to 219.
Sacramento enters tonight having beaten the Knicks on Sunday but that was just the Kings’ third victory in their last 10 games. They’re also 4-5-1 against the spread during that stretch and are 17-17 ATS on the road this season. Chicago, meanwhile, is 5-5 over its last 10 games but covered the spread in six of those 10 contests.
Pau Gasol will be a game-time decision tonight due to a knee injury but even if he doesn’t play, the Bulls should have enough to muster a win and a cover. The Kings have failed to cover the number in four of their last five games playing on no rest and have also dropped 10 of their last 11 at the betting window playing a team with a winning record.
As for the Bulls, they’re hot at the betting window while covering in four of their last five home games. They’re also 6-2 against the number in their last eight games overall and when coming off a win, they’re 5-2 ATS in their last seven opportunities.
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