Bulls vs. Thunder Prediction
Can the Oklahoma City Thunder defend their home floor tonight when they take on the Chicago Bulls at 8PM ET?
581 Chicago Bulls vs. 582 Oklahoma City Thunder
Monday, December 16, 2019
8PM ET – Chesapeake Energy Arena
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, Oklahoma City is the favorite in this game, as the Thunder are getting odds of -6 points against the Chicago Bulls. The over/under total is listed at 209 points. The public betting currently has 70 percent going on Oklahoma City as the home favorite. 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 upset the Clippers
The Chicago Bulls are coming off a surprising 109-106 win over the Clippers at home on Saturday. They have covered the spread in four of their last five games. Chicago is 10-18 on the year, 4-8 on the road, 14-14 against the spread and 15-13 with the under.
Chicago is struggling on offense this season, averaging just 105.5 points per game while shooting only 42.8 percent from the floor. Defensively, the Bulls are allowing just 107.3 points per game while holding opponents to just 32.3 percent shooting from the arc. Zach LaVine is leading the Bulls with 22.6 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game. Lauri Markkanen is adding 14.3 points and 6.9 rebounds per contest.
Thunder return home
Oklahoma City is coming off a 110-102 loss at Denver on Saturday to wrap up a four-game road trip. The Thunder were 2-2 on the road trip while going 3-1 against the spread. OKC is 11-14 on the season, 7-5 at home, 16-9 against the spread and 15-10 with the under.
The Thunder are putting up 107.5 points per game on offense this season while shooting 46.3 percent from the field. Defensively, OKC is giving up 107.3 points per game while opponents shoot 45.4 percent from the field. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is leading Oklahoma City with 18.5 points and 5.1 rebounds per game. Chris Paul is adding 15.6 points and 6.3 assists per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Bulls have covered the spread in five straight games as an underdog and in five straight games as a road underdog.
The Thunder are 5-1 against the spread in their last six home games and 5-0 ATS in their last five games on 1 day of rest.
These two haven’t met this season and both teams have a different look this year, so no head-to-head trends are worth considering here. The Bulls aren’t winning consistently, but have been competitive, especially against better teams. The Thunder may not be a great team, but they have been tough at home. However, they still are working their way through a lot of changes and I don’t think we have seen them at their best yet. Once thing with the Thunder is you don’t see them really pull away from a lot of opponents. I think Chicago will be able to keep this game close and possibly get the upset. The Bulls seem to raise their game as an underdog.
NBA Prediction: Chicago Bulls +6