Bulls at Thunder - 3/15/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Bulls (40-27) at Oklahoma City Thunder (36-29)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 1:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Bulls and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Sunday at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Chicago Bulls look for a win after losing five of their last eight games. On the season, the Bulls are averaging 100.8 points on 43.9 percent shooting and are allowing 98.8 points on 44 percent shooting. Pau Gasol is averaging 18.4 points and 12.1 rebounds while Aaron Brooks is averaging 11.3 points and three assists. Mike Dunleavy is shooting 42.9 percent from the field and Joakim Noah is grabbing 9.9 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting just 42.6 percent from the field in their last five games and have scored 91 or less points in four of their last eight. The Bulls need to get some of their key offensive players back on the court if they’re going to start winning consistently, most importantly come playoff time.
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The Oklahoma City Thunder look to win after splitting their last eight games. On the season, the OKC is averaging 102.5 points on 44.5 percent shooting and is allowing 99.9 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Russell Westbrook is averaging 27.4 points and 8.4 assists while Enes Kanter is averaging 15.5 points and 9.4 rebounds. Dion Waiters is shooting 44.8 percent from the field and D.J. Augustin is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder continued to be carried by Westbrook, who has six triple-doubles in his last eight games. OKC is shooting 46 percent in its last five games and has won eight of its last nine games on its home court. Serge Ibaka is questionable with a knee injury.
The Bulls are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games following a ATS loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Thunder are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The favorite is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
The Bulls are just too banged up to trust at the moment. Take OKC and the chalk.