Chicago Bulls vs. Brooklyn Nets - 12/21/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Brooklyn Nets (7-20) at Chicago Bulls (15-10)
NBA Basketball: Monday, December 21, 2015 at 8:00 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Bulls -10.5 -- Over/Under: 197 See the Latest Odds
The Brooklyn Nets invade the United Center to take on the Chicago Bulls tonight.
The Nets have lost seven of their last nine and are in danger of losing a six straight game after falling to the Timberwolves by 100-85 last night. Brook Lopez had a great game of 20 points, 12 rebounds and five assists on eight of 11 shooting but he didn't receive enough support as Bojan Bogdanovic was second in scoring with 13 points while Thaddeus Young added 12 points. Joe Johnson had just six points while Jarrett Jack added just four points as the Nets shot a miserable 41 percent from the field as a team and five of 21 from the 3-point line. With the loss, Brooklyn falls to 7-20 on the season and 6-8 at home where they've lost five of their last seven.
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Meanwhile, the Bulls will be looking to avoid a third straight loss after falling to the Knicks in a 107-91 romp on Saturday. Joakim Noah enjoyed a rare start and led the team with 21 points while Bobby Portis added 20 off the bench, but the Bulls were always outsiders to win this game after playing a quadruple overtime game against the Pistons just the night before. Jimmy Butler scored just 12 points for the Bulls while Derrick Rose played just 21 minutes for his six points. With the loss, Chicago falls to 15-10 overall and 4-6 on the road.
In ATS trends, the Nets are 4-1 ATS in their last five games playing on zero days rest and 7-2 ATS in their last nine road games, while the Bulls are 5-11 ATS in hteir last 16 home games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
Head to head, the Nets are 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings overall and the under is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings in Chicago.
The Nets have been struggling all season but they're the type of team that can turn it on for 48 minutes and cause the upset against any team. However, the Bulls have been playing well lately and should have more than enough to get past the Nets by double digits at home heading into the christmas break.