At 8:00 ET tonight, the Chicago Bulls (-555) will host the Washington Wizards (+405) at the United Center in Chicago. The Bulls are favored by 10.5 points and the over/under line is currently set at 226.5.

Chicago (32-35) is currently 9th in the Eastern Conference and 4th in the Central Division. Washington (11-55) is 15th in the East and 5th in the Southeast. The Wizards have lost two straight games.

WASHINGTON WIZARDS VS CHICAGO BULLS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Washington Wizards +10.5

This game will be played at United Center at 8:00 ET on Saturday, March 16th.

WHY BET THE WASHINGTON WIZARDS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 112-108 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 47.7% and knocking down 11 threes.

Can Washington Lock in a Road Win?

In terms of their vs. the spread record, the Wizards have gone 30-35 this season and have failed to cover in their last two games. On the road, they are 21-15 ATS compared to 9-20 ATS at home.

The average scoring line in Washington’s games this season is 238.1, which is higher than today’s O/U line of 226.5. In their last game against the Rockets, they combined for 254 points (227.5 O/U line).

Washington is 11-55 this season and has lost their last two games. In the Eastern Conference, they are currently in 15th place and are 5th in the Southeast Division.

As the underdog, the Wizards have a record of 10-51 this season. On the road, they are 7-29 straight-up and 21-15 vs. the spread. Today, they are 10.5-point underdogs.

In their most recent game, the Wizards lost to the Rockets by a score of 135-119. They were 8.5-point underdogs going into the game and are now 32-34 on the over/under for the season.

The Wizards are the top-ranked team in pace, averaging 102.6 possessions per game. In terms of scoring, they are 16th in the NBA at 114.2 points per game. However, they have scored more points on the road compared to their home games.

Washington is 17th in field goal percentage at 47% and they are 8th in two-point field goal attempts. When it comes to three-point shooting, the Wizards are 29th in the league at 34%.

In terms of assists, the Wizards are 8th in the NBA at 28.2 per game. On the offensive glass, they are 27th in the league. In terms of free throws, Washington is 25th in free throws made and 27th in free throw attempts.

Facing Chicago, the Wizards aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 123.9 points allowed per game (30th). So far this season, the Wizards’ defense has struggled with fouls, averaging 9th in fouls per contest. On average, opponents are getting to the line 23.5 times per game vs. Washington.

Will Chicago Pull Through as the Favored Home Team?

Today, the Bulls are favored by 10.5 points against the Wizards. So far this season, Chicago has been favored in 27 of their 67 games and have a record of 17-10 in those games.

Chicago’s O/U record for the season is 35-31-1, and the team has gone over the line in their last two games. On average, the Bulls’ games have finished with 225.7 points, which is lower than today’s line of 226.5.

In their most recent game, the Bulls lost to the Clippers by a score of 126-111. The O/U line for that game was 214.5, and Chicago was getting 5.5 points going into the game.

Against the spread, the Bulls are 34-32 this season, and they have failed to cover the spread in their last three home games. Today, they are 16-17 ATS at home.

Overall, the Bulls are 32-35 this season, which puts them in 9th place in the Eastern Conference. In the Central Division, they are 4th with a record of 5-9 against division opponents.

The Bulls’ offense has been below average this season, as they are 24th in scoring at 111.8 points per game. At home, they are averaging 111.1 points per game.

Chicago is 21st in field goal percentage at 46% and 20th in three-point shooting at 35%. Overall, they are 24th in true shooting percentage.

When it comes to pace, the Bulls are 24th in the league at 97 possessions per game. In terms of assists, they are 24th at 24.7 per game.

At this time, the Bulls’ defense is positioned 15th in the NBA, permitting 113.9 points per game. In the terms of takeaways, Bulls are causing 11.7 turnovers per game, ranking 4th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 19th in rejections, averaging 4.9 blocked shots each game.