Utah Jazz vs. Chicago Bulls - 11/17/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Bulls (7-4) at Utah Jazz (7-5)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 10:30 pm (Vivint Smart Home Arena)
The Line: Utah Jazz -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Bulls and Utah Jazz square off Thursday night in NBA action at the Vivint Smart Home Arena on TNT.
The Chicago Bulls look to remain hot after winning four of their last five games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 106.8 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 99.6 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 24.5 points and 6.1 rebounds while Dwyane Wade is averaging 17.2 points and 3.1 assists. Taj Gibson is the third double-digit scorer and Doug McDermott is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 82.7 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 49.5 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls have split their last six road games.
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The Utah Jazz hope to avoid back-to-back losses for the first time this season and build on a 7-5 record. The Utah Jazz are averaging 97.5 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 93.8 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Gordon Hayward is averaging 22.5 points and four assists while George Hill is averaging 20.4 points and 2.9 rebounds. Rodney Hood is the third double-digit scorer and Derrick Favors is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 76 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.2 rebounds per game. The Utah Jazz have lost five of their last seven home games.
The Bulls are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Jazz are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference. The Bulls are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the under is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings.
I'm not sure if the Bulls are good or not, as they've been so up and down this season. However, the Utah Jazz have been rather consistent when they have a healthy roster on the court and they should have the advantage at home. I trust the Jazz at home more than I trust the Bulls on the road. Give me Utah and the small line.