Chicago Bulls vs. Oklahoma City Thunder - 11/5/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma City Thunder (3-1) at Chicago Bulls (3-2)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 8:00 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Bulls -1 -- Over/Under: 207 See the Latest Odds
The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to the United Center to battle the Chicago Bulls tonight.
The Thunder kicked off the season with three straight wins but have since lost two straight after last night's 103-98 loss to the Raptors. Kevin Durant led the scoring with 27 points on 10 of 18 shooting with seven rebounds and four assists, while Enes Kanter chipped in with 15 points off the bench. Russell Westbrook put up good numbers of 22 points with 16 assists, but he committed a season-high eight turnovers and shot just eight of 21 from the field. With the loss, OKC drop to 3-2 on the season and 2-1 at home.
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Meanwhile, the Bulls have been one of the most inconsistent teams to start the season as they've won three of five including a win over the Cavaliers, but they're coming off a disappointing 130-105 blowout loss against the Hornets. Jimmy Butler poured in 26 points, Doug McDermott added 17 points while Aaron Brooks added 14 points but this game was over before it really began as the Bulls weren't switched on to start the game and found themselves down by 69-47 at halftime.
In ATS trends, the Thunder are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games playing on zero days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last five road games, while the Bulls are 1-5 ATS in their last six games overall and 1-4 ATS in their last five against the Western Conference.
Head to head, the Thunder are 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings and 10-4 ATS in the last 14 meetings in Chicago.
This seems like a great spot to take the Thunder as underdogs, especially with Derrick Rose still dealing with blurred vision, but the Bulls got absolutely embarrassed in their last outing and will be eager to bounce back with a solid win at home over a quality opponent. Take the Bulls to win by single digits here.