Bulls vs. Spurs Prediction
Do the Chicago Bulls stand much chance when they go on the road to face the San Antonio Spurs tonight at 8:30PM ET?
509 Chicago Bulls at 510 San Antonio Spurs
Saturday, December 15, 2018
8:30PM ET – AT&T Center
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Spurs are the clear favorite in this game, as they are getting odds of -11 points against the Bulls. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 212.5 points. The public betting currently has 67 percent going on the Spurs at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Bulls getting dismantled
The Bulls have lost three straight and nine of their last 10 games following a 97-91 loss to the Magic in Mexico City on Thursday. They have failed to cover in three straight as well. Chicago is 6-23 on the season, 2-11 on the road, 13-16 against the spread and 19-9-1 with the under.
Chicago hasn’t had much to be excited about this season. Their offense ranks 30th in the NBA, putting up just 101.4 points per game while shooting 44.2 percent from the field. Defensively, the Bulls are giving up 112.3 points per contest. The Bulls are likely to be without their top player tonight as well in Zach LaVine, who is listed as doubtful with an ankle injury. He is averaging 23.8 points, 4.9 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game right now. Jabari Parker is adding 15.2 points and 6.9 rebounds per game for the Bulls.
Spurs heating up at home
The San Antonio Spurs are in the midst of a long home stand that has saw them win and cover the spread in four straight games, including a 125-87 win over the Clippers on Thursday night. San Antonio is now 15-14 on the season, 11-4 at home, 15-13-1 against the spread and 17-11-1 with the over.
San Antonio is averaging 110.8 points per game on offense while posting the league’s best 3-point shooting percentage of 39.1. Defensively, the Spurs are giving up 111.5 points per game this year and opponents are shooting 47.6 percent from the field. DeMar DeRozan is leading the team with 23.7 points, 6.2 assists and 5.6 rebounds per game while LaMarcus Aldridge is adding 18.5 points and 9.5 rebounds per game.
NBA Betting Trends
The Bulls have failed to cover the spread in five straight Saturday games and they are 2-6 ATS in their last eight road games.
The Spurs are 20-7 against the spread in their last 27 home games, but just 2-6 ATS in their last eight against the Eastern Conference.
The Spurs have looked great in the last week, winning all four games by at least 13 points. Now they face a Bulls team that has been a disaster when healthy. How will Chicago possibly improve without their leading scorer in LaVine? Chicago just doesn’t have the roster makeup to contend most nights and I think they are catching a San Antonio team that is turning a corner.
NBA Prediction: San Antonio Spurs -11