15* Bulls/Jazz ESPN Late-Night BAILOUT on Chicago +4
Chicago vs. Utah,
02/08/2013 22:30 EDT,
Score: 93 - 89
Point Spread: +4/-103 Chicago
The Chicago Bulls are one of the most resilient teams in the league thanks in large part to the motivation their players receive from the most underrated head coach in the game in Tom Thibodeau. Off back-to-back blowout loss at Indiana and Denver, I look for them to respond in a big way tonight.
The Bulls have been one of the best road teams in the league this season. They are 14-9 away from home this year with road wins over the likes of Mami, New York, Boston and Atlanta in 2013 alone.
Chicago has had Utah’s number in recent meetings. It has won three straight and six of the last eight meetings in this series, going 6-2 ATS in the process. In fact, its last two wins over the Jazz have come by 14 and 18 points, respectively. This is clearly a team it matches up well against.
The Bulls are 41-21 ATS in their last 62 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600. Chicago is 36-16-1 against the spread in its last 53 Friday games. Utah is 4-11 against the spread in its last 15 Friday games. The Bulls are 7-2 against the spread in their last 9 meetings with the Jazz, and 6-2 against the spread in their last 8 meetings in Utah. Take Chicago Friday.