Chicago Bulls vs. Washington Wizards - 1/11/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Wizards (16-19) at Chicago Bulls (22-13)
NBA Basketball: Monday, January 11, 2016 at 8:00 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Bulls -8 -- Over/Under: 207.5 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Bulls and the Washington Wizards do battle tonight at the United Center.
The Bulls will be looking to bounce back after having their six-game win streak snapped by the Hawks in a 120-105 loss on Saturday. Jimmy Butler led the way with 27 points, Nikola Mirotic added 24 points while Derrick Rose had 17, but the Bulls leaked 64 points in the first half and found themselves chasing a double digit deficit in the second half which proved too difficult in the end. With the loss, Chicago falls to 22-13 on the season and 6-8 on the road where they have lost two of their last three.
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Meanwhile, the Wizards had lost four of five and three straight before Saturday's 105-99 road win over the Magic. John Wall led the team with 24 points and 10 assists while Jared Dudley, Otto Porter Jr. and Gary Neal all chipped in with 16 points each as the Wizards shot a healthy 55 percent from the field and 13 of 23 from the 3-point line to beat the Magic for the 12th consecutive time. With the win, Washington improves to 16-19 overall and 8-8 on the road where they've won two of their last three.
In ATS trends, the Wizards are 7-2 ATS in their last nine road games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall, while the Bulls are 4-1 ATS in their last five home games and 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall.
Head to head, the Wizards are 12-5 ATS in their last 17 meetings overall and 8-1 ATS in the last nine meetings in Chicago.
The Wizards have an impressive record ATS when matched up with the Bulls, but John Wall and co have been a little too disappointing lately for me to back them against one of the hottest teams in the league at the moment. I'm sticking with the Bulls to win at home by double digits.