Bulls vs. Kings - 3/21/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sacramento Kings (26-42) at Chicago Bulls (35-33)
NBA Basketball: Monday, March 21, 2016 at 8:00 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Bulls -5 -- Over/Under: 220.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSAC, CSNC
The Sacramento Kings and Chicago Bulls meet early Monday night at the United Center.
The Sacramento Kings have not won back-to-back games since February 19-23. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 106.8 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 109.6 points on 46.4 percent shooting. DeMarcus Cousins is averaging 27.3 points and 11.4 rebounds while Rudy Gay is averaging 17.3 points and 1.7 assists. Darren Collison is dishing 4.1 assists and Marco Belinelli is grabbing 1.8 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 72.8 percent from the free throw line. The Kings are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game. The Sacramento Kings have split their last 10 road games.
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The Chicago Bulls look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 101.6 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 102.9 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 21.9 points and 4.4 assists while Pau Gasol is averaging 17 points and 11.1 rebounds. Derrick Rose is dishing 4.9 assists and Doug McDermott is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Bulls are allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.2 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls have won seven of their last nine home games.
The Kings are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Bulls are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games. The Kings are 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Chicago and 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings overall.
Even with the Bulls banged up, they should be able to beat an inconsistent Kings team that played last night. I don't trust this Kings team at all, as Cousins is a loose cannon and the rest of the team lacks discipline. Give me Chicago at home.