Bulls vs. Suns - 2/21/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Phoenix Suns (29-26) at Chicago Bulls (34-21)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 8:00 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Bulls -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSAZ, WGN, NBATV
The Phoenix Suns and Chicago Bulls square off Saturday night at the United Center.
The Phoenix Suns hope to get back on track after losing six of their last seven games. On the season, the Suns are averaging 105.9 points on 46.1 percent shooting and are allowing 104.7 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Eric Bledsoe is averaging 17.2 points and 5.9 assists while Markieff Morris is averaging 15.1 points and six rebounds. Gerald Green is shooting 41.4 percent from the field and Marcus Morris is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Phoenix Suns are a revamped team after the trade deadline, and it’s going to take some time to see if the new pieces can keep them in the playoff race. The Suns are now 13-15 SU on the road this season. Danny Granger and Brandon Knight are both questionable to make their Suns debut.
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The Chicago Bulls have won four of their last five games and hope to bounce back from their Friday loss to the Pistons. On the season, the Bulls are averaging 102.2 points on 44.4 percent shooting and are allowing 99.1 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 20.4 points and 5.8 rebounds while Derrick Rose is averaging 18.9 points and five assists. Pau Gasol is grabbing 12.1 rebounds and Aaron Brooks is dishing 2.7 assists. The Chicago Bulls shot just 42.3 percent from the field and turned the ball over 20 times in their loss to the Pistons. The Bulls have been hot and cold offensively all year but they’ve won seven of their last eight games when topping 100 points.
The Suns are 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 36-17 ATS in their last 53 vs. Eastern Conference. The Bulls are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 Saturday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Pacific. The Suns are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the road team is 9-2 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
This total seems a bit too high with the way the Bulls are capable of playing defense. I also don't like the Suns to score a ton after playing yesterday and getting a few new teammates. Take the under.