Bulls vs. Wizards - 3/3/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Wizards (34-26) at Chicago Bulls (37-23)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 8:00 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Bulls -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CNSW, CSNC
The Washington Wizards and Chicago Bulls meet Tuesday night at the United Center.
The Washington Wizards need a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. On the season, the Wizards are averaging 98.7 points on 46.6 percent shooting and are allowing 98 points on 43.8 percent shooting. John Wall is averaging 17.2 points and 10.1 assists while Bradley Beal is averaging 14.9 points and 3.9 rebounds. Paul Pierce is shooting 45 percent and Marcin Gortat is grabbing 8.5 rebounds. The Washington Wizards hope to get back on track with the return of Beal, who scored eight points in 33 minutes in his return from injury. The Wizards are shooting just 42.4 percent from the field and 28.9 percent from deep in their last five games. Kris Humphries is questionable for this game with a groin injury.
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The Chicago Bulls also need a win after splitting their last six games. On the season, the Bulls are averaging 101.2 points on 44 percent shooting and are allowing 98.5 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Pau Gasol is averaging 18.2 points and 12.1 rebounds while Aaron Brooks is averaging 10.6 points and 2.8 assists. Joakim Noah is grabbing 10 rebounds and Mike Dunleavy is shooting 43.2 percent from the field. The Chicago Bulls are looking for ways to survive with so many injuries to key guys, as Jimmy Butler is the latest to go down with an elbow injury. The Bulls are shooting just 39.5 percent from the field and 33.9 percent from deep in their last five games.
The Wizards are 1-9 ATS in their last 10 road games and 5-16 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The Bulls are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Southeast and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. loss. The Wizards are 13-3 ATS in the last 16 meetings in Chicago and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
I've like the Wizards all season long, and they should be able to beat up a banged up Bulls team. I'm taking the healthier team here and the points.