Chicago Bulls at Washington Wizards NBA Pick, Odds, Prediction - 4/25/14 Game Three
Chicago Bulls (48-34) at Washington Wizards (44-38)
NBA Basketball: Friday, April 25, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: Washington Wizards -3 -- Over/Under: 182.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNC, CSNB, ESPN
The Washington Wizards look to all but win the series against the Chicago Bulls on Friday night with a victory. The Wizards lead the series 2-0 after stealing two games in Chicago.
The Bulls lost a heartbreaking game two on Tuesday, losing 101-99 in overtime. While the Bulls defense did its job by forcing timely stops, the offense shot just 43.2 percent from the field and 29.4 percent from three. It’s tough to win games when only two of the Bulls starters score in double figures. The Bulls are now 2-6 SU in their last eight games when allowing 100 or more points. Offensively, the Bulls have got to figure something out, as they’re shooting just 42.9 percent from the field in their last five games. The Chicago Bulls are 41-42-1 ATS overall and 20-20-1 ATS on the road.
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The Wizards shot 47.5 percent from the field and 39.1 percent from three in the game two victory. If those type of shooting performances continue against the Bulls defense, this series will certainly be over before you know it. The Wizards are now shooting 52 percent from the field and 39.8 percent from downtown in their last five games. The Wizards are 7-0 SU in their last seven games when scoring 100 or more points, and Bradley Beal is shooting 46.2 percent from beyond the arc in his last five games. The red hot Washington Wizards are 45-38-1 ATS overall and 17-23-1 ATS at home.
The Bulls are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 12-2 ATS in their last 14 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game. The Wizards are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest. The Bulls are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Washington and 2-8 ATS in the last 10 meetings overall against Washington.
We hit the over when these teams play game two, and we're going to back the over once again in this one. Due to the lack of offense for the Bulls and the way they play defense, oddmakers keep putting the total a little too low. The Wizards have proven they can score with the best of them, and the over has hit in the Bulls last 6 Conference Quarterfinals games.
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