Chicago Bulls vs. Phoenix Suns - 2/22/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Phoenix Suns (22-34) at Chicago Bulls (19-37)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 8:00 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Bulls +1 -- Over/Under: 219.5
TV: NBCH, FSAZ
The Phoenix Suns and Chicago Bulls meet Saturday in NBA action at the United Center.
The Phoenix Suns need a win after losing 10 of their last 14 games. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 112.4 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 113.6 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 26.4 points and 6.3 assists while Kelly Oubre Jr. is averaging 18.9 points and 6.6 rebounds. Deandre Ayton is the third double-digit scorer and Ricky Rubio is dishing 8.6 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 82.1 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.3 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns have lost five straight road games.
The Chicago Bulls need a win to snap a seven-game losing streak. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 106.4 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 109.5 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Zach LaVine is averaging 25.3 points and 4.8 rebounds while Lauri Markkanen is averaging 15 points and 6.5 rebounds. Wendell Carter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Cody White is dishing 2.4 assists. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 76.2 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.4 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls have split their last six home games.
The Suns are 10-3-1 ATS in their last 14 Saturday games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Bulls are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games, 17-39 ATS in their last 56 home games and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The over is 8-2 in Suns last 10 games playing on 0 days rest. The over is 8-1 in Bulls last 9 overall. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Chicago.
The Phoenix Suns are on the end of a back to back and aren't a team I get behind often. However, the Chicago Bulls are a banged up team that's lost seven straight and is losing their last five games by an average of 12.4 points while allowing 52.9 percent shooting from the field. The Bulls are a mess right now and can't be trusted at all. The Phoenix Suns at least compete in their losses and have a healthier roster. Give me the Suns in this near pick em contest.