Bulls vs. Warriors - 1/20/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Golden State Warriors (38-4) at Chicago Bulls (24-16)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 8:00 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Bulls +5.5 -- Over/Under: 216 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN, CSNC, CSNB
The Golden State Warriors and Chicago Bulls square off Wednesday night at the United Center.
The Golden State Warriors hope to build on their insane 38-4 record. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 114.3 points on 48.6 percent shooting and allowing 102.6 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 30 points and 6.4 assists while Klay Thompson is averaging 20.6 points and 3.9 rebounds. Draymond Green is dishing 7.4 assists and Festus Ezeli is grabbing six rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 42.5 percent from beyond the arc and 75.3 percent from the free throw line. The Warriors are allowing 31.5 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.1 turnovers per game. The Golden State Warriors have lost eight road games since March. James Michael McAdoo is questionable with a toe injury.
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The Chicago Bulls look for a statement win after winning six of their last 10 games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 102 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 100.6 points on 42.3 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 22.4 points and 4.4 assists while Pau Gasol is averaging 16.7 points and 10.8 rebounds. Derrick Rose is dishing 4.8 assists and Nikola Mirotic is grabbing 5.9 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78.2 percent from the free throw line. The Bulls are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 11.3 turnovers per game. The Chicago Bulls have won five of their last seven home games. Kirk Hinrich is questionable with a quad injury.
The Warriors are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games playing on 1 days rest. The Bulls are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 home games vs. a team with a winning road record and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Warriors are 1-4-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Chicago.
The Bulls at home are always a tough out. However, the Golden State Warriors are just a different breed and are back to steamrolling teams. It's hard not to take Golden State and the reasonable chalk.