Phoenix Suns vs. Chicago Bulls - 11/18/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Bulls (7-3) at Phoenix Suns (6-4)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 10:30 pm (Talking Stick Resort Arena)
The Line: Phoenix Suns -2.5 -- Over/Under: 201 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN, WGN, FSAZ
The Chicago Bulls and Phoenix Suns are square off late Wednesday at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.
The Chicago Bulls look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 100.9 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 99 points on 40.8 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 19.2 points and 5.1 rebounds while Pau Gasol is averaging 13.5 points and 9.8 rebounds. Nikola Mirotic is grabbing 6.2 rebounds and Aaron Brooks is dishing two assists. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 37.3 percent from downtown and have topped 100 points in four of their last six games. The Bulls have won 10 of their last 12 regular season games when scoring 100 or more points. The concern I have with the Bulls is that they’re allowing 13 offensive rebounds per game. Derrick Rose is questionable with an ankle injury.
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The Phoenix Suns are finding their groove a bit with wins in six of their last nine games. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 105.8 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 100.2 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Brandon Knight is averaging 20.2 points and five assists while Eric Bledsoe is averaging 23 points and 5.9 assists. Tyson Chandler is grabbing 10.1 rebounds and Ronnie Price is dishing 1.4 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and are getting 39.1 points from their bench. The Suns are also grabbing a solid 5.4 more rebounds per game than their opponent. The Suns have won 10 of their last 17 home games. Markieff Morris is questionable with a knee injury.
The Bulls are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference. The Suns are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games playing on 1 days rest. The Bulls are 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Phoenix and 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
The Suns are getting solid offensive play out of guys like Bledsoe and Knight, and they're really clicking on the glass. Phoenix is playing very well the past few games. Missing Rose is going to hurt Chicago in this game. I like the home team and the small chalk.