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Chicago Bulls vs. Sacramento Kings - 12/1/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Sacramento Kings (6-15) at Chicago Bulls (3-17)

NBA Basketball: Friday, December 1, 2017 at 8:00 pm (United Center)

The Line: Chicago Bulls +1.5 -- Over/Under: 193 See the Latest Odds

TV: CSAC, CSNC

The Sacramento Kings and Chicago Bulls meet Friday in NBA action at the United Center.

The Sacramento Kings could use a big road win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 94.7 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 105.5 points on 47.7 percent shooting. Zach Randolph is averaging 12.9 points and 5.9 rebounds while Buddy Hield is averaging 12.1 points and 1.5 assists. Willie Cauley-Stein is the third double-digit scorer and De'Aaron Fox is dishing 4.4 assists. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 73.4 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 39.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.2 rebounds per game. The Sacramento Kings have lost nine of their last 10 road games.

Chicago Bulls vs. Sacramento Kings - 12/1/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Chicago Bulls could use a victory here to snap a seven-game losing streak. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 94.6 points on 40.4 percent shooting and allowing 106.7 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Justin Holiday is averaging 14.8 points and 2.1 assists while Lauri Markkanen is averaging 14.3 points and 8.2 rebounds. Robin Lopez is the third double-digit scorer and Bobby Portis is grabbing 7.2 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 38.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls have lost six of their last eight home games.

The Kings are 16-37-2 ATS in their last 55 games playing on 2 days rest, 1-7-2 ATS in their last 10 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. Eastern Conference. The Bulls are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Friday games, 5-16 ATS in their last 21 vs. Western Conference and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Kings are 10-2 ATS in the last 12 meetings in Chicago, 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings and the road team is 21-8-1 ATS in the last 30 meetings.

The Kings have been able to find some recent success with Fox and Hield kind of leading the way, and they're only being outscored by six points in their last five games, which is much better than their season numbers. The Bulls are just dumpster juice and are on the end of a back-to-back after losing a heartbreaker to the Denver Nuggets. Neither one of these teams are teams you want to get behind, but you have to have more confidence in the rested and somewhat better form Kings than the Bulls, who have lost seven straight and are eyeing that top pick in the draft. 

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