Planning on watching today’s Jazz and Bulls game? Catch the action at United Center in Chicago, IL, as the Bulls hosts this showdown at 8:00 ET on NBCS. This non-conference matchup has an over/under of 223 points, and the Bulls are favored to win at home vs. the Jazz.
UTAH JAZZ VS CHICAGO BULLS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Chicago Bulls -4
This game will be played at United Center at 8:00 ET on Monday, November 6th.
WHY BET THE CHICAGO BULLS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 109-99 in favor of the Bulls.
- Our projections have Zach LaVine finishing with Zach LaVine points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists.
- From the field, we have the Bulls finishing with a field goal percentage of 49.4% and knocking down 10 threes.
Do the Jazz Have What it Takes on the Road?
As they seek to come out on top vs. the Bulls, the Jazz, with a below .500 record of 2-5, currently sit 14th in the Western Conference and 5th place in the Northwest division.
So far this season, Utah has a 3-4 ATS record, including a two-game losing streak vs. the spread. On the road, the Jazz have a 1-2 ATS record, while at home they have a 2-2 record vs. the spread.
Lauri Markkanen comes into the game as the top scorer for the Jazz in the 2023-2024 season, having played 7 games with an average of 9.3 rebounds, 23.3 points, and 1.7 assists per game.
This year, the Utah offense ranks 18th in the NBA with a field goal percentage of 44%. They also rank 18th in the league with an average of 111.6 points per game and 12th in the NBA with 21.3 free throw attempts per game.
Utah’s defense comes into the game with rankings of 26th for points allowed per game, 30th for steals per game, and 10th for three-point percentage allowed in the 2023-2024 season.
Can the Bulls Offense Score Enough at Home?
The Bulls, with an overall record of 2-5, are preparing to face the Jazz and are in need of a win to end their three game losing streak. In their seven games, the Bulls have achieved a 2-2 record against Eastern Conference teams and a 0-3 record in non-conference games.
Currently standing at 1-6, Chicago is below .500 in their ATS record. The Bulls have faced ATS losses in their last two games as underdogs and hold a 0-4 record against the spread as favorites.
Chicago’s offense is led by Zach LaVine, who currently holds the top spot in scoring for the team this season (2023-2024) with an effective field goal percentage of 47.7%, 2.1 assists per game, and 22.3 points per game.
This year, the Chicago offense ranks 4th in the NBA with a field goal percentage of 43%. They are 28th in the league in scoring, averaging 105 points per game, and 26th in free throw attempts with 20.1 per game.
On defense, the Bulls rank 17th in the league, allowing an average of 113.7 points per game. They also rank 19th in the league for allowing 4.1 blocked shots per game and 7th in the league for allowing 8.4 steals per game.