Wizards at Bulls - 1/11/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Wizards (16-19) at Chicago Bulls (22-13)
NBA Basketball: Monday, January 11, 2016 at 8:00 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Bulls -7.5 -- Over/Under: 207.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNB, CSNC
The Washington Wizards and Chicago Bulls square off early Monday night at the United Center.
The Washington Wizards need a nice win here after losing five of their last seven games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 100.9 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 103.9 points on 46.6 percent shooting. John Wall is averaging 19.7 points and 9.6 assists while Marcin Gortat is averaging 13.4 points and 9.7 rebounds. Otto Porter Jr. is grabbing 5.6 rebounds and Ramon Sessions is dishing 2.8 assists. The Washington Wizards are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Wizards are allowing 38.3 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 15.9 turnovers per game. The Washington Wizards have split their last eight road games. Kris Humphries and Nene are questionable.
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The Chicago Bulls look to keep rolling after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 102.2 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 100.3 points on 41.9 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 22.1 points and four assists while Pau Gasol is averaging 16.5 points and 10.8 rebounds. Derrick Rose is dishing 5.1 assists and Nikola Mirotic is grabbing six rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 77.7 percent from the free throw line. The Bulls are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 11.6 turnovers per game. The Chicago Bulls have won nine of their last 11 home games. Joakim Noah is questionable with a shoulder injury.
The Wizards are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 vs. Eastern Conference and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Bulls are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 8-21 ATS in their last 29 vs. NBA Southeast. The Wizards are 8-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Chicago and 12-5 ATS in the last 17 meetings overall.
The Bulls should be eager to bounce back from an ugly loss to the Hawks. The Wizards are banged up and aren't good enough offensively to give Chicago's defense a scare. I'll eat the reasonable chalk here.