Golden State Warriors (36-9) at Chicago Bulls (17-27)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 8:00 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Bulls +9.5 -- Over/Under: 227.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Golden State Warriors and Chicago Bulls meet Wednesday in NBA action at the United Center.
The Golden State Warriors look for another victory after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 115.9 points on 50.9 percent shooting and allowing 106.8 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 27.6 points and 6.5 assists while Kevin Durant is averaging 26.4 points and 6.9 rebounds. Klay Thompson is the third double-digit scorer and Draymond Green is grabbing 7.9 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 38.8 percent from beyond the arc and 81.5 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game. The Golden State Warriors haven’t lost a road game since November 22.
The Chicago Bulls look for a statement victory after splitting their last eight games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 102.8 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 108.3 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Nikola Mirotic is averaging 17.3 points and 6.8 rebounds while Zach LaVine is averaging 16 points and 3.5 assists. Lauri Markkanen is the third double-digit scorer and Justin Holiday is dishing 2.3 assists. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 75.5 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls have won nine of their last 12 home games.
The Warriors are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs. Eastern Conference. The Bulls are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 home games, 3-11-1 ATS in their last 15 vs. Western Conference and 19-7-1 ATS in their last 27 games overall. The Warriors are 4-10-1 ATS in the last 15 meetings in Chicago, 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the home team is 22-8-1 ATS in the last 31 meetings.
The Golden State Warriors are coming off an emotional game against the Cleveland Cavaliers in which everybody took it seriously to make a statement to their finals rivals. This game is also right before the Warriors meet another threat to their throne in the Houston Rockets. Possible trap game for the defending champs. There's also the fact the Chicago Bulls are as healthy as they've been all season, and they've done nothing but cover numbers at an incredible clip the last several weeks. The Warriors are also just 9-11 ATS this season when a double-digit favorite. Give me the points.