Brooklyn Nets vs. Chicago Bulls - 10/31/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Bulls (2-0) at Brooklyn Nets (1-2)
NBA Basketball: Monday, October 31, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Brooklyn Nets +6 -- Over/Under: 211.5 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Bulls and Brooklyn Nets meet Monday night in NBA action at the Barclays Center.
The Chicago Bulls look to build on their quick 2-0 start when they take the road for the first time this season. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 111.5 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 100 points on 49.4 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 20 points and six rebounds while Dwyane Wade is averaging 18 points and 3.5 assists. Taj Gibson is the third double-digit scorer and Doug McDermott is dishing two assists. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 43.5 percent from beyond the arc and 80.4 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 51 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls haven’t started a season 3-0 for over a decade.
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The Brooklyn Nets look for a bounce back performance after a rocky 1-2 start to the season. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 109.3 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 108.7 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 17 points and 4.7 rebounds while Jeremy Lin is averaging 17 points and 7.3 assists. Brook Lopez is the third double-digit scorer and Sean Kilpatrick is grabbing three rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 32.1 percent from beyond the arc and 82.4 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets last four victories have come on their home court.
The Bulls are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Atlantic and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Nets are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Bulls are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Brooklyn and 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings overall.
The Chicago Bulls look really good for what it's worth and will produce a ton of victories if they continue to shoot a high percentage from deep. While the Nets have shown improvement offensively, they're likely going to struggle with the Bulls toughness and consistent firepower. I'm not ready to buy any stock into the Brooklyn Nets, especially against possibly playoff teams.
Give me Bulls and the reasonable number.