Bulls vs. Wizards - 2/24/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Wizards (25-28) at Chicago Bulls (29-26)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 8:00 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Bulls -2 -- Over/Under: 211 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN, CSNB, CSNC
The Washington Wizards and Chicago Bulls square off Wednesday night at the United Center.
The Washington Wizards look for another win after winning five of their last eight games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 102.4 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 104.9 points on 46.9 percent shooting. John Wall is averaging 19.9 points and 9.8 assists while Bradley Beal is averaging 18.5 points and 3.6 rebounds. Marcin Gortat is grabbing 10 rebounds and Otto Porter Jr. is dishing 1.8 assists. The Washington Wizards are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 74.4 percent from the free throw line. The Wizards are allowing 38.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40 rebounds per game. The Washington Wizards have split their last 10 road games. Gary Neal is questionable with a thigh injury.
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The Chicago Bulls look for three straight wins for the first time since early January. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 101.8 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 102.3 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Pau Gasol is averaging 17.1 points and 10.8 rebounds while Derrick Rose is averaging 16.5 points and 4.8 assists. Nikola Mirotic is grabbing 5.9 rebounds and Taj Gibson is dishing 1.3 assists. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 78 percent from the free throw line. The Bulls are allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.8 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls have lost five of their last seven home games.
The Wizards are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 vs. NBA Central and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record. The Bulls are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games playing on 2 days rest and 7-22 ATS in their last 29 vs. NBA Southeast. The Wizards are 9-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Chicago and 13-5 ATS in the last 18 meetings overall.
The Bulls are simply a better basketball team than the Wizards and are catching them on the end of a back to back. Chicago should have little trouble getting the job done at home with Gasol, Rose and others leading the way.