Nets vs. Bulls - 4/13/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Bulls (48-32) at Brooklyn Nets (37-43)
NBA Basketball: Monday, April 13, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Brooklyn Nets +2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNC, YES
The Chicago Bulls and Brooklyn Nets square off Monday night at the Barclays Center.
The Chicago Bulls look for a win after splitting their last six games. On the season, the Bulls are averaging 100.8 points on 44.1 percent shooting and are allowing 98.1 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 20 points and 3.3 assists while Pau Gasol is averaging 18.5 points and 11.8 rebounds. Derrick Rose is dishing five assists and Taj Gibson is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting just 41.8 percent from the field in their last five games and have lost six of their last nine when scoring less than 100 points. The Bulls have lost six of their last eight road games. This is the Bulls last regular season road game. Kirk Hinrich is questionable with a knee injury.
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The Brooklyn Nets look for a win after splitting their last six games. On the season, the Nets are averaging 98.5 points on 45.3 percent shooting and are allowing 101 point son 45.4 percent shooting. Brook Lopez is averaging 17.3 points and 7.4 rebounds while Joe Johnson is averaging 14.5 points and 3.7 assists. Thaddeus Young is grabbing 5.7 rebounds and Deron Williams is dishing 6.6 assists. The Brooklyn Nets are coming off a Sunday loss to the Bucks in which they shot just 32.5 percent from the field and turned the ball over 21 times. The Nets need this game if they’re going to make playoffs. Six of the Nets last seven victories have come on their home court.
The Bulls are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Atlantic. The Nets are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 vs. NBA Central. The Bulls are 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Brooklyn and 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
The Bulls are still fighting for the third seed and after the way the Nets played yesterday, it's impossible to back the home team here. Give me Chicago for the W.