Chicago Bulls vs. Denver Nuggets Pick-Odds-Prediction 2/21/14
Denver Nuggets (25-28) at Chicago Bulls (28-25)
NBA Basketball: Friday, February 21, 2014 at 8:00 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Bulls -7 -- Over/Under: 196 See the Latest Odds
The Denver Nuggets head to Chicago on Friday to face off against the Bulls.
The Chicago Bulls are currently 28-25 on the season, and are residing in fourth place in the East. The Bulls are almost assured a playoff spot this season, barring any kind of late season crash, but still Chicago has little to no hope of actually making the finals, and even with their positive record, this is in essence lost season for the Bulls with Rose on the bench once again. Chicago did earn a win in their last outing, defeating the Raptors on Wednesday in Toronto, winning that game 94-92, with Boozer leading the scoring with 20.
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The Denver Nuggets are sitting at 25-28 this season after the Nuggets took care of business on Thursday night, defeating the Milwaukee Bucks. Denver, like the Bulls have had a disappointing season so far, but unlike the Bulls the Nuggets play in the very competitive east, and as things sit right now, the Nuggets would miss out on the post season as Denver is currently in the 11th spot in the East. The Nuggets win on Thursday was huge, as this broke a five game losing streak for the Nuggets.
The Nuggets are 2-8 against the spread in their last ten games when playing on no rest and Denver is also 0-4 against the spread in their last four games on the road. The Nuggets are also 0-6 against the spread in their last six games overall.
The Chicago Bulls are 4-0 against the spread in their last four games, and the total has gone over in four of the last five games for Chicago on Fridays.
This is a lot of points, but I have to take the Bulls. The Nuggets, even earning a win in on Thursday, have been struggling lately, while the Bulls are playing some of their best ball of the season. Couple on top of that the fact that the Nuggets travel to Chicago with no rest, and the advantage here clearly is with the Bulls.