Sacramento Kings vs. Chicago Bulls - 2/5/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Bulls (18-34) at Sacramento Kings (16-36)
NBA Basketball: Monday, February 5, 2018 at 10:00 pm (Golden 1 Center)
The Line: Sacramento Kings -2.5 -- Over/Under: 211.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: WGN, CSAC
The Chicago Bulls and Sacramento Kings meet Monday in NBA action at the Golden 1 Center.
The Chicago Bulls need a victory here in order to snap a six-game losing streak. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 103.6 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 109.3 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Lauri Markkanen is averaging 15.3 points and 7.7 rebounds while Zach LaVine is averaging 14.5 points and 2.7 assists. Kris Dunn is the third double-digit scorer and Justin Holiday is dishing 2.3 assists. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 76.6 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.8 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls have lost four straight road games.
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The Sacramento Kings also need a win here after splitting their last six games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 98.3 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 106.7 points on 47.8 percent shooting. Zach Randolph is averaging 14.6 points and 6.9 rebounds while Buddy Hield is averaging 12.5 points and 1.6 assists. Willie Cauley-Stein is the third double-digit scorer and De'Aaron Fox is dishing 4.2 assists. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 38.3 percent from beyond the arc and 72.5 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 38.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40 rebounds per game. The Sacramento Kings have lost five straight home games.
The Bulls are 14-6 ATS in their last 20 Monday games, 11-5 ATS in their last 16 road games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Kings are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference, 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest. The Bulls are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Sacramento, 3-8-1 ATS in the last 12 meetings and the road team is 21-8-2 ATS in the last 31 meetings.
The Chicago Bulls are looking like the team that started the season, as they're being outscored by nearly 12 points in their last five games. The Sacramento Kings are playing some of their best ball of the season and are competing hard and finding some wins here and there. If the Kings can just get a few stops, they'll win, as the offense shows up. I'll lay the bucket with the home team.