Utah Jazz vs. Chicago Bulls - 2/1/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Bulls (26-20) at Utah Jazz (21-25)
NBA Basketball: Monday, February 1, 2016 at 9:00 pm (EnergySolutions Arena)
The Line: Utah Jazz -4 -- Over/Under: 193.5 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Bulls travel to Salt Lake City to battle the Utah Jazz at the EnergySolutions Arena tonight.
The Bulls have lost eight of their 12 games and looked woeful in last night's 120-93 loss to the Clippers. Jimmy Butler led the team with 23 points, Derrick Rose had 20 points while Pau Gasol added 15 points and 14 rebounds, but just fell to pieces in the second half and allowed the Clippers to outscore them by 69-46. In fact, the Clippers were allowed to shoot 54 percent from the field and 17 of 32 from the 3-point line which was something you never saw from the Bulls when Thibadeau was at the helm. With the loss, Chicago is now 26-20 on the season and 10-11 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the Jazz are coming off their third win in four games after beating the Timberwolves by 103-90 on Friday. Rodney Hood led the team in scoring with 22 points, Derrick Favors added 20 points while Rudy Gobert had 14 points and 12 rebounds as the Jazz made light work of the Timberwolves who have lost their last four games. The win marks just the first time that the Jazz had won consecutive games in over three weeks, but the team is finally healthy so now is the time to make that push towards a playoff berth.
In ATS trends, the Bulls are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games overall and 1-4 ATS in their last five games against a team with a losing record, while the Jazz are 7-2 ATS in their last nine home games and 6-2 ATS in their last eight home games against a team with a losing road record.
Head to head, the Bulls are 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings overall and the under is 7-0-1 in the last eight meetings in Utah.
The Bulls desperately need a win to steady the ship so to speak, but the Jazz could be about to turn their season around so I'm leaning towards them to take down an unsettled Bulls outfit.