Bulls vs. Warriors - 12/6/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Golden State Warriors (16-2) at Chicago Bulls (12-7)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 8:00 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Bulls +2 -- Over/Under: 200.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNB, WGN, NBATV
The Golden State Warriors and Chicago Bulls play Saturday night at the United Center.
The Golden State Warriors have won 11 straight games and are looking like one of the top teams in the league. On the season, the Warriors are averaging 106.8 points on 48.4 percent shooting and are allowing 95.9 points on 41 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 23.4 points and 7.8 assists while Klay Thompson is averaging 21 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Draymond Green is grabbing 7.6 rebounds per game and Marreese Speights has 24 points in his last two games. The Golden State Warriors have been an offensive machine all season long and are 11-1 SU this season when scoring 100-plus points. Defensively, the Warriors have been solid as well, forcing 15 turnovers and holding their last three opponents to 97 or less points.
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The Chicago Bulls have split their last eight games and are just trying to get healthy at this point. On the season, the Bulls are averaging 102.6 points on 45.7 percent shooting and are allowing 99.9 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 21.6 points on 49 percent shooting and Pau Gasol is averaging 19.9 points and 11.4 rebounds. Derrick Rose is averaging 16.2 points and 5.1 assists while Mike Dunleavy is 5-12 from downtown in his last two games. The Chicago Bulls continue to play great defense, which includes allowing 42.9 percent shooting in their last five games. However, injuries to Joakim Noah and Taj Gibson have prevented Chicago from really progressing, as this team is constantly banged up and has yet to play at 100 percent.
The Warriors are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 road games and 21-8 ATS in their last 29 games overall. The Bulls are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 home games and 14-30-1 ATS in their last 45 games playing on 2 days rest. The Warriors are 0-4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Chicago and the home team is 19-7-1 ATS in the last 27 meetings.
The Golden State Warriors have clearly forgotten how to lose and as long as they continue to play at this level, a banged up and limited offensvely squad such as the Bulls can't keep up. The Warriors should win and cover the tiny chalk.