Thunder at Bulls - 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 PK -- Over/Under: 208 See the Latest Odds
The Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago Bulls square off Thursday night at the United Center.
The Oklahoma City Thunder look for a big road win to snap back-to-back losses. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 114.2 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 109.6 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Russell Westbrook is averaging 30.3 points and 9.3 assists while Kevin Durant is averaging 29.8 points and six rebounds. Serge Ibaka is grabbing 9.5 rebounds and D.J. Augustin is dishing three assists. The Oklahoma City Thunder are coming off a Wednesday loss to the Raptors in which they shot 47.6 percent from the field but had 19 turnovers. The Thunder have now combined for 43 turnovers in their last two games, both of which resulted in losses. The Thunder had a losing streak of at least three games just three times last season.
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The Chicago Bulls look to remain unbeaten at home by picking up their fourth victory. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 100.6 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 102 points on 41.9 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 20.8 points and five rebounds while Nikola Mirotic is averaging 16 points and 6.4 rebounds. Pau Gasol is grabbing 7.8 rebounds and Derrick Rose is dishing 5.4 assists. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 38.6 percent from deep and have won eight of their last 11 regular season games when topping 100 points. However, the Bulls can still go into scoring droughts and are coming off a loss to the Hornets in which they allowed 130 points. Kirk Hinrich is questionable with a toe injury.
The Thunder are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Bulls are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games. The Thunder are 10-4 ATS in the last 14 meetings in Chicago and 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
The Thunder are coming off a game last night and are playing a rested Bulls team. Also, Chicago has to be eager to rebound after getting waxed by the Hornets. I see this game going either way, but if forced to pick, I'd side with the home team that's had time to rest.