Sacramento Kings at Chicago Bulls - 3/15/14
Sacramento Kings (23-42) at Chicago Bulls (36-29)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 8:00 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Bulls -7 -- Over/Under: 192 See the Latest Odds
The Sacramento Kings will play their sixth straight road game on Saturday when they take on the Chicago Bulls. This is the second and final meeting this season, as the Kings won 99-70 back on February 3.
The Kings snapped a three-game losing streak on Wednesday with a win over the Philadelphia 76ers. They are now 3-4 SU in the month of March. On the season, they average 101.3 points on 44.8 percent shooting and are allowing 103.6 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Center DeMarcus Cousins has grabbed a combined 46 rebounds in his last three games. On the road, the Kings average 100.4 points and allow 104.8 points. They are 28-35-2 ATS overall and 15-16-2 ATS on the road.
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The Bulls head into this matchup winning seven of their last 10 games. On the season, they average 93.4 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allow 92.3 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Sticking to their elite defense, they’ve only allowed one team in their last nine games to sniff 100 points. Offensively, point guard D.J. Augustine is averaging 19.8 points and 4.6 assists in his last five games. At home, the Bulls average 94.7 points and allow 89.9 points. They are 34-31 ATS overall and 17-15 ATS at home.
The Kings are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games overall and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 against Eastern Conference teams. The Bulls are 4-0 ATS in their last four home games against teams with a losing road record and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games played on one day’s rest. The Kings are 4-0 ATS in their last four meetings against the Bulls.
Looking at the numbers, Chicago is the play here. Sacramento plays little to no defense and should struggle against this Bulls’ defense considering they’re shooting just 27 percent from beyond the arc in their last five games.
Give me the Bulls by double digits.