At 9:00 ET, the Bulls (-181) will take on the Jazz (+149) in a non-conference matchup. The over/under line is set at 223.5.

Chicago (-4.5) is 29-32 overall and 9th in the East, while Utah is 28-34 and 11th in the West. NBCS has the TV coverage for this game at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City.

CHICAGO BULLS VS UTAH JAZZ BETTING PICK

The Pick: Utah Jazz +4.5

This game will be played at Delta Center at 9:00 ET on Wednesday, March 6th.

WHY BET THE UTAH JAZZ:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 111-109 in favor of the Bulls.
  • Our projections have DeMar DeRozan finishing with DeMar DeRozan points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Bulls finishing with a field goal percentage of 46.9% and knocking down 10 threes.

Will Chicago Find a Way to Win on the Road?

Chicago’s ATS record on the road this season is 16-13, and they have covered the spread in their last four road games. Overall, they are 32-28 against the spread and 13-12 as the favorite.

The Bulls have a record of 29-32 this season, which is currently 9th in the Eastern Conference. In games against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 16-22 and 4-9 against other teams in the Central Division.

Chicago has won two straight games on the road and are 13-17 on the road for the season. Their average scoring differential on the road is -3.3 points per game.

In their last game against the Kings, the Bulls won 113-109 as 6.5-point underdogs. The O/U line for that game was 230.5, and the teams combined for 222 points.

This season, the Bulls have an O/U record of 31-29-1, and their last two games have gone under the posted total. Today’s O/U line of 223.5 is slightly lower than their season average of 224.7.

Despite being one of the top teams in the league in offensive rebounding, the Bulls are just 25th in scoring at 111.7 points per game. They have scored below the NBA average in 63.9% of their games this season.

Chicago is 23rd in field goal percentage at 46% and 27th in pace at 97 possessions per game. They are 11th in two-point field goals made but just 25th in three-point shooting at 35%.

On the road, the Bulls are averaging 111.6 points per game compared to 111.7 at home. Overall, they are 24th in true shooting percentage and 19th in free throw attempts.

At this time, the Bulls’ defense is positioned 12th in the NBA, permitting 113.1 points per game. Inside the arc, the Bulls defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 55.6% and 36.8% from three-point territory.

Can the Utah Offense Score Enough at Home?

The Jazz have won two straight games at home and are 20-10 ATS at home this season. Their overall ATS record is 34-28, and they have covered the spread in their last two games.

As the underdog, the Jazz have lost six straight games vs. the spread. Today, they are 4.5-point underdogs and have gone 15-29 as the underdog this season. In the Western Conference, they are in 11th place and 4th in the Northwest Division.

Utah’s O/U record for the season is 34-27-1, and the over has hit in their last two games. Today’s O/U line is 223.5, and the average combined scoring in their games is 238.1 points.

In their last game, the Jazz beat the Wizards by a score of 127-115. The O/U line for that game was 241.5, and Utah covered the spread as 5-point favorites.

As the 9th ranked scoring offense in the NBA, the Jazz are averaging 117.7 points per game this season. At home, they have been even better, scoring 123.4 points per contest.

Utah is one of the league’s best three-point shooting teams, making 13.4 threes per game (12th). However, they are just 18th in three-point shooting percentage at 36%.

One area where the Jazz have excelled is getting to the free-throw line. They are 5th in the league in free throws made per game (19.1) and 10th in attempts (23.2).

Currently, the Jazz’s defense holds the 26th rank in the NBA, allowing 120.4 points per game. The Jazz defense is coming off a game in which they held the Wizards offense to just 48.5% shooting. Overall, they gave up 115 points to Washington.