Bulls vs. Nets - 12/10/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Brooklyn Nets (8-11) at Chicago Bulls (12-8)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 8:00 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Bulls -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: YES, CSNC
The Brooklyn Nets and Chicago Bulls square off Wednesday at the United Center.
The Brooklyn Nets have split their last eight games and hope to get a statement win here. On the season, the Nets are averaging 96.8 points on 44.6 percent shooting and are allowing 100 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Deron Williams leads the Nets with 17.1 points and 6.5 assists while Mirza Teletovic is averaging 10.7 points and 5.3 rebounds. Jarrett Jack is racking up 3.1 assists and Kevin Garnett is grabbing 8.3 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets continue to struggle on the offensive end, as they’re averaging just 88 points on 40.8 percent shooting in their last five games. The Nets have scored under 100 points in eight straight games and are shooting just 32.8 percent from deep. Joe Johnson is expected to miss this game with an illness.
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The Chicago Bulls have split their last 10 games and play for the first time since Saturday. On the season, the Bulls are averaging 102.6 points on 45.6 percent shooting and are allowing 100.5 points on 44 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler leads Chicago with 21.7 points and 5.6 rebounds while Pau Gasol is averaging 20.1 points and 11.9 rebounds. Derrick Rose is averaging 5.2 assists and Mike Dunleavy is shooting 43.3 percent from the field. The Chicago Bulls are still looking for consistency but are holding teams to 41.8 percent shooting in their last five games. The Bulls continue to rely on great defense and have won nine of their last 10 games SU when holding a team under 100 points. Joakim Noah is expected to miss this game with an ankle injury.
The Nets are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. Eastern Conference. The Bulls are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference and 1-9 ATS in their last 10 home games. The Nets are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the favorite is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
This line is a little crazy to me, especially with the Bulls missing their key big man. I don't have a ton of confidence in the Nets but double-digit points is too good for me to pass up.