At 8:00 ET, the Bulls (-161) will host the Warriors (+135) in a non-conference matchup. The Bulls are favored by 3.5 points, and the over/under line is 229.5.
Chicago (18-21) is on a three-game win streak and is currently 9th in the Eastern Conference. Golden State (17-20) has lost two straight and is 12th in the Western Conference.
GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS VS CHICAGO BULLS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Golden State Warriors +3.5
This game will be played at United Center at 8:00 ET on Friday, January 12th.
WHY BET THE GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 112-107 in favor of the Warriors.
- Our projections have Stephen Curry finishing with Stephen Curry points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists.
- From the field, we have the Warriors finishing with a field goal percentage of 47.4% and knocking down 13 threes.
Is a Win at Chicago Possible for the Warriors?
Golden State is 17-20 this season and has lost two straight games. In the Western Conference, they are in 12th place and 5th in the Pacific Division. Today, they are 3.5-point underdogs and are 3-12 straight-up as underdogs this season.
When it comes to their ATS record, Golden State is 16-20 overall and has an ATS record of 9-5 on the road. As the underdog, they are 9-5 ATS and have an average scoring differential of -3.9 points per game. Their average scoring differential on the road is +1.4 PPG.
Golden State’s O/U record for the season is 21-15-1, and the over has hit in two straight games. This year, 21 of their games have had higher O/U lines than 229.5.
In their last game, the Warriors lost to the Pelicans by a score of 141-105. They were 2.5-point underdogs going into the game, and the over/under line was 234.5. This gave them an O/U result of over and an ATS result of a loss.
When it comes to scoring, the Warriors are 10th in the NBA, averaging 116.8 points per game. On the road, they are even better, averaging 118.3 points per game.
So far this season, Golden State has outscored the NBA scoring average in 54.1% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 15th in the league at 99.2 possessions per game.
When it comes to three-point shooting, the Warriors are 4th in the NBA in both makes and attempts. However, they are just 23rd in field goal percentage overall and 19th in two-point shooting.
So far, the Warriors’ defense is ranked 22nd in the league at 117.6 points per contest. Opponents are hitting 55.2% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 35.8% of their three-point attempts.
Will the Bulls Defense Show Up at Home?
Chicago is 18-21 overall this season and has won three straight games. In the Eastern Conference, they are in 9th place and 4th in the Central Division. Today, they are favored by 3.5 points at home.
At home, the Bulls are 13-9 straight up and 20-18 ATS. When playing at home, their average scoring differential is +1.9 PPG. As the favorite at home, they have an 8-7 ATS record.
In their last game, the Bulls beat the Rockets by a score of 124-119. They were favored by 4 points and covered the spread by 5. The game’s over/under line was 216.5, and the teams combined for 243 points.
Chicago’s O/U record for the season is 19-19-1, and the over has hit in two straight games. Today’s over/under line of 229.5 is higher than 34 of their previous games. On average, their games have seen 221.5 points scored.
Heading into tonight’s game, the Bulls are one of the least efficient offenses in the league, ranking 27th in scoring at 109.7 points per game. However, they have been slightly better at home, averaging 110.0 points per game.
Chicago has been below the NBA scoring average in 69.2% of their games this season. On the year, they are 28th in field goal percentage at 45%.
One area where the Bulls have excelled is on the offensive glass, as they are 7th in the league in offensive rebounds. In terms of pace, they are the slowest team in the NBA at 96.6 possessions per game.
So far this season, the Bulls defense has been performing well, ranking 7th in the NBA at 111.7 points allowed per contest. On two point field goal attempts, the Bulls’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 55.4% and allowing 36.3% from beyond the arc.