Kings vs. Bulls Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Kings are a 1-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under sits at 196 points.
Sacramento enters with a 6-15 overall record and 8-11-2 ATS after a 112-87 home loss to the Bucks. Chicago is 3-17 overall and 9-11 ATS following a 111-110 defeat Thursday night at Denver, its seventh loss in a row. The Bulls went 2-0 straight up and 1-1 ATS in two meetings last season. The over-under went 1-1.
The Kings were led by Garrett Temple with 18 points and two rebounds in the loss at Milwaukee. Buddy Hield contributed 13 points and two rebounds off the bench. Skal Labissiere added 11 points and six boards. Sacramento trailed 32-26 after one quarter and 61-37 at halftime.
]In the loss at the Nuggets, a last-second shot by Will Barton sunk the Bulls. Lauri Markkanen tallied 20 points and nine rebounds. Robin Lopez recorded 20 points and six boards. Kris Dunn added 19 points, five rebounds and five assists. Chicago was outscored 49-42 in the second half.
Sacrameoto is 10-2 in the last 12 meetings in Chicago. The under is 5-0 in the last five meetings in Chicago.
Chicago is on a back-to-back, but can take encouragement in that it looked like a competent team at Denver. The addition of Dunn to the starting lineup appears to be paying dividends. Sacramento has been dreadful on the road aside from a recent win at a Golden State team that was resting its two biggest stars. Take the Bulls to cover as a small dog.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: CHICAGO BULLS +1