San Antonio Spurs vs. Chicago Bulls - 1/29/14
Chicago Bulls (22-22) at San Antonio Spurs (33-12)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 9:30 pm (AT&T Center)
The Line: San Antonio Spurs -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The San Antonio Spurs look to bounce back against the Chicago Bulls tonight after a couple of bad losses.
The Spurs have lost four of their last six and will be looking to avoid a third straight loss after falling to the Rockets by 97-90 last night. Boris Diaw had a strong outing of 22 points and 11 rebounds, while Tony Parker added 17 points, but the Spurs just couldn't take advantage of the Rockets who were playing without their leading scorer, James Harden. Defensively, the Spurs did a nice job to keep the Rockets to 39 points in the first half, but it was a tale of two halves as the Spurs got outscored by 58-44 in the second half. The loss drops the Spurs to 33-12 overall and 16-5 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the Bulls had to learn to play without Joakim Noah on Monday and it didn't go too well as the Bulls lost to the Wolves by 95-86. Carlos Boozer led the way with 20 points and 14 rebounds while DJ Augustin added 19 points, but the Bulls were really missing the inside presence of Noah who wouldn't have allowed Kevin Love to pour in 31 points. With the loss, Chicago drop to 22-22 and 13-10 at home.
In ATS trends, the Bulls are 7-1 ATS in their last eight road games and 1-4 ATS in their last five games against a team with a winning record, while the Spurs are 15-3 ATS in their last 18 games following a loss and 2-6 ATS in their last eight games overall.
Head to head, the Bulls are 2-5 ATS in the last seven meetings in San Antonio and the Under is 7-0 in the last seven.
The Spurs will be looking to bounce back with a win tonight and I can't see why they shouldn't win this one by double digits so that's my pick for this game.