Washington Wizards vs. Chicago Bulls - 3/16/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Bulls (33-32) at Washington Wizards (31-35)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: Washington Wizards -5 -- Over/Under: 212.5 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Bulls invade the Verizon Center to take on the Washington Wizards on Wednesday.
The Bulls have lost six of their last nine games but are coming off a very impressive 109-107 upset win at Toronto. Jimmy Butler returned from a three-game absence but struggled for just 13 points on five of 18 shooting, while Derrick Rose sat out with an injury and Pau Gasol were both sitting out with injuries, but the Bulls had Doug McDermott who exploded for 29 points on nine of 11 shooting off the bench. With the win, Chicago improves to 33-32 on the season which keeps them in eighth place in the Eastern Conference standings.
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Just sitting outside the playoff picture are the Wizards who were able to snap an ugly five-game losing streak with a dominant 124-81 win over the Pistons on Monday. Nene Hilario led the scoring with 20 points in just 15 minutes off the bench, John Wall had 15 points and 12 assists while five more players finished in double figures as the Wizards jumped all over the Pistons early on and never took their foot off the gas. Washington really needed to get a move on to get back into the playoff race and with the win, they improve to 31-35 overall which leaves them just 2.5 games out of the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference.
In ATS trends, the Bulls are 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall and 4-1 ATS in their last five games against a team with a losing record, while the Wizards are 6-2 ATS in their last eight home games and 1-5 ATS in their last six games overall.
Head to head, the Bulls are 6-13 ATS in the last 19 meetings overall and the under is 19-7-1 in the last 27 meetings in Washington.
The Bulls haven't won too many games lately but they were super impressive in their win over the Raptors and I like them to keep it close tonight or even get the upset win over the Wizards.