Jazz vs. Bulls Prediction
Is the betting total for Wednesday night's game between the Utah Jazz and Chicago Bulls set too high by oddsmakers? Tip-off is set for 8:00 p.m. ET tonight.
Who Oddsmakers Like: Utah. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Jazz are 4-point road favorites to beat the Bulls, who opened as a 3.5-point home underdog. The total, meanwhile, sits at 195.5 points after hitting the board at that same number.
Who Public Bettors Like: As of Wednesday morning, 98% of the money is on the Jazz and 63% of the betting tickets are on Utah as well.
Injury Report: Rodney Hood (ankle) is probable to play for the Jazz, as is Jonas Jerebko (illness). Raul Neto, meanwhile, is doubtful with a concussion and Joe Johnson (wrist) is questionable. Meanwhile, Zach LaVine (knee) is out, as is Cameron Payne (foot). Lauri Markkanen (back) is questionable).
Who We Like: The under is 12-5 in the Jazz's last 17 games versus Central opponents, is 5-2 in their last seven games versus an opponent with a winning percentage below .400, and is 14-6 in their last 20 road games versus a team with a home winning percentage of less than .400. The under is also 5-0 in the last five meetings between these two teams in Chicago and is 16-5-1 in the last 22 meetings between these two teams overall.
On the other side, the under is 5-0 in the Bulls' last five games when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game. In their last 51 home games, the under is 35-16 and is 37-16 in their last 53 games when playing on one day of rest.
WEDNESDAY NBA PREDICTION: JAZZ/BULLS UNDER 195.5