Bulls vs. Nets - 3/17/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Brooklyn Nets (19-48) at Chicago Bulls (33-32)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 8:00 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Bulls -6 -- Over/Under: 210 See the Latest Odds
TV: YES, CSNC
The Brooklyn Nets and Chicago Bulls square off Thursday night at the United Center.
The Brooklyn Nets have won back-to-back games just once since February. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 97.7 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 104.3 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Brook Lopez is averaging 20.8 points and eight rebounds while Thaddeus Young is averaging 15.1 points and nine rebounds. Sean Kilpatrick is grabbing 1.4 rebounds and Bojan Bogdanovic is dishing 1.2 assists. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 76.2 percent from the free throw line. The Nets are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.2 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets lost five of their last six road games.
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The Chicago Bulls could use a nice win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 101.5 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 102.9 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Pau Gasol is averaging 17 points and 11.1 rebounds while Nikola Mirotic is averaging 10.4 points and 1.4 assists. Mike Dunleavy is dishing 1.5 assists and Doug McDermott is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.2 percent from the free throw line. The Bulls are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.5 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls have won five of their last seven home games.
The Nets are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-12-1 ATS in their last 18 vs. Eastern Conference. The Bulls are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Nets are 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
The only time the Bulls are winning games these days are when they play at home. When you add the fact they're playing the Nets, this should be an easy game for Chicago.