Washington Wizards at Chicago Bulls NBA Pick, Odds, Prediction - 4/22/14 Game Two
Washington Wizards (44-38) at Chicago Bulls (48-34)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 9:30 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Bulls -5 -- Over/Under: 181 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNB, CSNC, TNT
The Washington Wizards and Chicago Bulls will play Tuesday night in game two of the NBA Players. The Wizards won game one, 102-93.
The Wizards have won five straight games dating back to the regular season and are playing with supreme confidence. During the Wizards winning streak, they’re averaging 106.8 points on 51 percent shooting and are holding opponents to 26.9 percent shooting from beyond the arc. In game one, Nene Hilario shot 64.7 percent from the field and scored 24 points, taking the Bulls’ bigs to school. The Wizards have now won six straight games when scoring more than 100 points. The Washington Wizards are 44-38-1 ATS overall and 27-15 ATS on the road.
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The Bulls lacked defense in the game one loss, allowing the Wizards to shoot 48.6 percent, and they allowed just their second 100-point performance in the month of April. The Bulls are allowing teams to shoot 46 percent in their last five games, which is a three percent increase from their season average. Offensively, while D.J. Augustine did provide the spark for the Bulls in the past, he’s shooting just 32.8 percent from the field and 24 percent from three in his last five games. The Bulls are 2-5 SU in their last seven games when allowing 100-plus points. The Chicago Bulls are 41-41-1 ATS overall and 21-21 ATS at home.
The Wizards are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. The Bulls are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Wizards are 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Chicago, while the underdog is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
I like the Bulls to come out strong and get a victory on their home court. The Bulls know this is a must win game and also know they let game one slip away. The Bulls will seal the deal and cover the spread in the process.
I also have a play on the total and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.