Golden State Warriors vs. Chicago Bulls Pick-Odds-Prediction 2/6/14
Chicago Bulls (24-24) at Golden State Warriors (29-20)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 10:30 pm (Oracle Arena)
The Line: Golden State Warriors -8 -- Over/Under: 191 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Bulls head to the Oracle Arena on Thursday night to face off against the Warriors.
The Golden State Warriors are currently in third place in their division, trailing the Clippers by four games, and the second place Suns by just half a game at this point. The Warriors are a solid 29-20 on the year, and at home the Warriors are playing well this season, going 14-9. Golden State is solid on both ends of the court this season, ranking 11thin the league in both scoring offense, and scoring defense, putting up an average of 103 points and allowing 98.9 per game. The Warriors have won two out of their last three games heading into Thursday night’s game, with their last outing resulting in a loss against the Bobcats on Tuesday 97-75 at home.
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The Chicago Bulls are right at the .500 mark this season as the Bulls are sitting at 24-24 on the year. The Bulls have are struggling on the road, going 11-14 away from the United Center this season. The Bulls are once again among the best in the league in defensive scoring, holding opponents to 92.8 points per game. The Bulls just need to find a way to put up points consistently, as Chicago is scoring just 92.2 per game, ranking them towards the bottom of the league. Chicago has dropped two out of their last three games heading into Thursday night, getting a win in their last outing, defeating the Suns in Phoenix on Tuesday 101-92.
The Bulls are 4-0 against the spread in their last four games against a team with a winning home record, and the Bulls are 9-3 against the spread in their last 12 games on the road. The Bulls however are just 1-4 against the spread in their last five games following an outright win.
The Warriors are 2-6 against the spread in their last eight games at home, and the Warriors are also 3-9 against the spread in their last 12 games overall.
I'm taking the Bulls in this spot. Chicago has played well lately against the Warriors, winning their last two outings gainst GOlden State. The Warriros are hot right now, but the Bulls are playing strong as well and should be able to cover this large number on Thursday.