Bulls vs. Wizards - 1/14/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Wizards (26-12) at Chicago Bulls (26-13)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 8:00 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Bulls -6 -- Over/Under: 194 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNB, CSNC, ESPN
The Washington Wizards and Chicago Bulls play Wednesday night at the United Center.
The Washington Wizards have won four of their last five games and play their fifth road game of the month. On the season, the Wizards are averaging 99.6 points on 47.3 percent shooting and are allowing 97.6 points on 44.4 percent shooting. John Wall is averaging 17.1 points and 10.3 assists while Bradley Beal is averaging 15.1 points and 3.1 assists. Paul Pierce is shooting 45.4 percent from the field and Marcin Gortat is grabbing eight rebounds. The Washington Wizards are back to shooting lights out from the floor, as they’re knocking down 48.6 percent from the field and 36 percent from deep in their last five games. The Wizards now have to prove they can win on the road, as they’ve lost four of their last five away from home.
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The Chicago Bulls hope to get back on track after losing three of their last four games. On the season, the Bulls are averaging 102.1 points on 44.4 percent shooting and are allowing 99.1 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 20.9 points and 6.2 rebounds while Pau Gasol is averaging 19 points and 11.4 rebounds. Derrick Rose is dishing 4.9 assists and Taj Gibson is shooting 50.8 percent from the field. The Chicago Bulls are struggling to play defense during this stretch, as they’re allowing 48.8 percent shooting in their last five games. The Bulls are coming off a game where they allowed 121 points to the Orlando Magic, and you can bet they’ll make sure that defense is the top priority in this matchup. Mike Dunleavy is expected to miss this game with an ankle injury.
The Wizards are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest. The Bulls are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest. The Wizards are 7-0 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Chicago and 11-4 ATS in the last 15 meetings overall.
The Wizards have owned the Bulls ATS in the last seven meetings that have been played in Chicago. You guys know I really like this Washington team and getting a decent amount of points is a bet I can't pass up.