Chicago Bulls vs. Oklahoma City Thunder - 2/25/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Oklahoma City Thunder (35-22) at Chicago Bulls (20-38)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 8:00 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Bulls +6.5 -- Over/Under: 217.5
TV: NBCH, FSOK
The Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago Bulls meet Tuesday in NBA action at the United Center.
The Oklahoma City Thunder look to stay hot after winning 12 of their last 15 games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 111 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 107.8 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 19.4 points and 6.2 rebounds while Danilo Gallinari is averaging 19.1 points and 2.2 assists. Dennis Schroder is the third double-digit scorer and Chris Paul is dishing 6.7 assists. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 80.7 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.3 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have won eight straight road games.
The Chicago Bulls need a win after losing 10 of their last 14 games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 106.4 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 109.5 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Zach LaVine is averaging 25.2 points and 4.8 rebounds while Lauri Markkanen is averaging 15 points and 6.5 rebounds. Cody White is the third double-digit scorer and Wendell Carter Jr. is grabbing 9.9 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 75.9 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.2 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls have split their last eight home games.
The Thunder are 22-5 ATS in their last 27 road games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a road favorite and 35-17 ATS in their last 52 games overall. The Bulls are 18-40 ATS in their last 58 home games, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games as an underdog and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The over is 3-1-1 in Thunder last 5 overall. The over is 9-2 in Bulls last 11 overall. The under is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings in Chicago.
The Chicago Bulls arent playing a lick of defense during this losing stretch and they're a rough 12-18 against the spread at home. The Oklahoma City Thunder are gaining more and more confidence down the stretch, are winning their last five games by an average of 7.2 points and are a ridiculous 21-5 against the spread on the road. Until th tickets stop chasing with OKC, you kind of have to keep riding the hot hand. I'll lay the chalk with OKC on the road.