Bulls vs. Nets Prediction
The Chicago Bulls are in need of a win tonight when they go on the road to face the Brooklyn Nets at 5PM ET. Can the Bulls grab the victory?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Chicago is favored on the road, as the Bulls are getting odds of -3 points against the Nets. The over/under total for the game is listed at 215.5 points. The Bulls have won both meetings with the Nets this season, but the two split the spread.
Chicago is coming off a 102-90 win over the 76ers on Thursday and the Bulls have won five of their last six to move to 39-40 on the season. Chicago is tied with the Pacers for the final two spots in the East and they are both 1 game ahead of the Heat and 1 game behind the Bucks. Chicago is 40-39 against the spread this season and they are averaging 102.5 points per game on offense while allowing 103.1 on defense. Over their last five, Chicago is putting up 103 points per game while allowing 99.4 on defense. Jimmy Butler is averaging 23.8 points, 6.2 rebounds and 5.6 assists per game to lead the team. Dwyane Wade may return from his elbow injury tonight. He was averaging 18.6 points per game before the injury.
Brooklyn saw a three-game win streak snapped on Thursday when it lost at Orlando, 115-107. The Nets are 19-60 overall, which is worst in the NBA. Brooklyn is 39-37-3 against the spread this season despite the poor record. The Nets average 106.2 points per game on offense while the defense is giving up 112.6 per game. Over their last five, the Nets are actually putting up 109.8 while giving up 103.2 on defense. Brook Lopez is averaging 20.6 points and 5.4 rebounds per game to lead the team while Jeremy Lin averages 14.3 points and 5.1 assists per contest.
The Nets are playing well right now, but they are still a 19-win team for a reason. Chicago is in a much more pressure-filled situation and the Bulls need to possibly win out to make the playoffs. Chicago could also be getting Wade back in the mix tonight. The Bulls should be on point tonight and take advantage of this poor team. Jump on the Bulls with just 3 points.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: CHICAGO BULLS -3