Washington Wizards at Chicago Bulls NBA Pick, Odds, Prediction - 4/29/14 Game Five
Washington Wizards (44-38) at Chicago Bulls (48-34)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 3:33 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Bulls -4.5 -- Over/Under: 183.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNB, CSNC, TNT
The Chicago Bulls hope to save their season when they host the Washington Wizards in game five of the NBA playoffs.
The Wizards took a 3-1 lead in the series with a 98-89 win on Sunday, and that was without a suspended Nene Hilario. The Wizards are now 6-0 SU in their last six games when holding their opponent under 100 points. Defense has been the key to the Wizards success, as they’re allowing just 30 percent shooting from beyond the arc and 44.8 percent from the field in their last five games. Offensively, Bradley Beal is shooting 52.2 percent from three and averaging 21.8 points in his last five games, while John Wall has dished out no less than six assists in his last 16 games. The Washington Wizards are 46-39-1 ATS overall and 28-15 ATS on the road.
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The Bulls need to get some offense going if they’re to have any chance of getting back in this series. The Bulls are averaging just 93.4 points on 43.3 percent shooting in their last five games and are 2-6 SU in their last eight games when scoring less than 100 points. Taj Gibson and Mike Dunleavy have both provided a 30-point performance in this series, but Joakim Noah has been held to 10 or less points in three of the four games in this series. Defensively, the Bulls allow just 90.2 points at home. The Chicago Bulls are 42-43-1 ATS overall and 21-22 ATS at home.
The Wizards are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games and 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The Bulls are 15-6-1 ATS in their last 22 games following a S.U. loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Wizards are 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Chicago.
With the way the Bulls have been playing and their lack of scoring, it wouldn't be surprising if the Wizards ended the series with this matchup. The Wizards have proven to be bay far the better team, which is why I'm taking the points.