At 8:00 ET, the 28-19 Kings will visit the 23-26 Bulls at the United Center in Chicago. The Bulls are currently favored by 1.5 points and the over/under line is 228.

This non-conference matchup will be televised on NBCS.

SACRAMENTO KINGS VS CHICAGO BULLS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Sacramento Kings +1.5

This game will be played at United Center at 8:00 ET on Saturday, February 3rd.

WHY BET THE SACRAMENTO KINGS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 116-110 in favor of the Kings.
  • Our projections have De’Aaron Fox finishing with De’Aaron Fox points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Kings finishing with a field goal percentage of 47.9% and knocking down 15 threes.

Can the Kings Grab a Win on the Road?

Sacramento has a record of 28-19 this season, which is good for 5th place in the Western Conference. In games against other Western Conference teams, they are 18-13 and 10-6 against the East.

On the road, the Kings have a record of 14-11 and are 15-10 ATS. Their average scoring differential on the road is +1.4 PPG.

In their last game, the Kings defeated the Pacers by a score of 133-122. The O/U line for that game was 248.5, and Sacramento covered the spread as 4-point favorites.

This season, the Kings have been the underdog in 11 of their games, and they have gone 4-7 in those games. As the underdog, their average scoring differential is +0.1 PPG. Their O/U record for the season is 22-24-1.

On average, Sacramento’s games have finished with 235.9 points per game, which is higher than today’s O/U line of 228. So far, 41 of their games have had higher O/U lines than 228.

The Kings are 25-22 ATS this season, and they have covered the spread in their last five games. Today, they are 1.5-point underdogs.

So far this season, the Kings have been a high-scoring team, averaging 118.4 points per game (9th). However, their scoring has been slightly lower on the road at 115.9 points per game (13th).

When it comes to pace, Sacramento is 8th in the league at 100.2 possessions per game. This style of play has led to them being 4th in three-point attempts (40.2 per game) and 4th in made threes (14.9 per game).

Overall, the Kings are shooting 48% from the field (10th) and have been particularly efficient inside the arc, ranking 4th in two-point field goal percentage (56%).

On defense, the Kings come into the game ranked 20th in the league in points allowed at 117.5 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 110.3 points per contest (15th). In their previous game, the Kings’ defense struggled against the Pacers, giving up 122 points on a field goal percentage of 56%.

Will Chicago Make it Happen at Home?

In terms of their over/under record, the Bulls are 24-24-1 for the season. Today’s O/U line of 228 is higher than the average line in their games (222). So far, 37 of their games have had lower over/under lines than 228 points.

Chicago’s last game against the Hornets had an O/U line of 215, and the teams combined for 227 points. The Bulls won the game by a score of 117-110, giving them an ATS win as 6-point favorites.

On the season, the Bulls are 25-23 against the spread, and they have covered the spread in their last two road games. As the favorite, their ATS record is 12-10 at home and 13-13 overall.

In the Eastern Conference, the Bulls are currently in 9th place with a record of 23-26. In the Central Division, they are 4th. As the favorite, the Bulls have gone 15-8 this season.

In their games this season, the Bulls have an average scoring differential of +2.0 points per game at home and -5.0 points per game on the road. The average combined scoring total in their games is 223.4 points.

At home, the Bulls are averaging 111.4 points per game, which is 28th in the NBA. Overall, they are 26th in the league with 111 points per game. In terms of pace, Chicago is 27th in the NBA.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Bulls are 25th in three-point percentage at 35%. They are also 25th in three-point makes per game (11.7) and 22nd in three-point attempts.

Chicago has been one of the better teams in terms of getting to the free-throw line, ranking 27th in attempts. However, they are just 23rd in free-throw makes at 16.4 per game.

The Bulls’ defense is presently ranked 10th in the league, allowing an average of 112.4 points per contest. On two point field goal attempts, the Bulls’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 55.6% and allowing 36.7% from beyond the arc.