Sacramento Kings vs. Chicago Bulls - 11/20/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Bulls (8-3) at Sacramento Kings (6-5)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 10:30 pm (Sleep Train Arena)
The Line: Sacramento Kings -1.5 -- Over/Under: 195.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBA TV
The Sacramento Kings will be hosting the Chicago Bulls on Thursday night at the Sleep Train Arena.
The Sacramento Kings are playing good ball this season, as the Kings are currently 6-5 on the season. That might not be a great record for some teams, but the Kings have been down for awhile, and staying in the black and in the playoff hunt has to be exciting for Sacramento fans. The Kings are getting their wins on the boards as Sacramento is the third ranked team in the league right now in rebound average. Sacramento has struggled as of late however, dropping four out of their last five, with their last outing resulting in a loss to the Pelicans at home on Tuesday night. This is their last home game before a four game road stretch, so getting a win at home against Chicago would be a big boost to them.
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The Chicago Bulls are sitting at 8-3 right now, and the Bulls are in first place in the Central. Chicago is in the top half of the league in nearly all major statistical categories, and that balance is tough for opposing teams to overcome. Chicago has won three out of their last four heading into this meeting with the Kings, including a win last time out, where the Bulls upended the Clippers 105-89 on Monday night. The Kings can be a physical team to deal with, so the extra couple of days rest for Chicago will come in handy here.
I have to back the Bulls in this spot. The Kings are tough at home right now, but the Bulls are playing some of the best ball in the league right now. Rose is still listed as questionable tonight, but this team has kind of gotten used to not having him around the past few seasons, and even if he sits, look for the Bulls to get the cover, and the win on the road Thursday night.