San Antonio Spurs vs. Chicago Bulls - 11/11/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Bulls (2-8) at San Antonio Spurs (7-5)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 8:30 pm (AT&T Center)
The Line: San Antonio Spurs -11.5 -- Over/Under: 194 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBCH, FSSW
The Chicago Bulls and San Antonio Spurs meet Saturday in NBA action at the AT&T Center.
The Chicago Bulls could use a victory here after losing five of their last six games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 93.6 points on 40.4 percent shooting and allowing 101 points on 45 percent shooting. Bobby Portis is averaging 20.5 points and 7.5 rebounds while Justin Holiday is averaging 15.4 points and two assists. Lauri Markkanen is the third double-digit scorer and Robin Lopez is grabbing six rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 32.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.6 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 37.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.5 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls have lost four of their last five road games.
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The San Antonio Spurs look for a bounce back victory after losing five of their last eight games. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 101.7 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 100.6 points on 46.6 percent shooting. LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 22.6 points and 8.3 rebounds while Rudy Gay is averaging 13.5 points and 1.9 assists. Danny Green is the third double-digit scorer and Pau Gasol is grabbing 8.2 rebounds. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 74.5 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.1 rebounds per game. The San Antonio Spurs have won five of their last seven home games.
The Bulls are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. The Spurs are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games. The Bulls are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings, the underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the home team is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Spurs haven't exactly been playing great basketball as of late, which includes losing to the Milwaukee Bucks last night in which they scored just 87 points. The Chicago Bulls are a brutal basketball team that also struggled to score last night in a loss, but they've been able to hang around and cover some of these big lines. The Bulls took the Pelicans to overtime and lost by just five points on the road against the Raptors. Based on the way the Spurs are struggling, this is a game where the Bulls could get a nice backdoor cover. I'll take a stab with the points here.