Brooklyn Nets vs. Chicago Bulls - 3/8/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Chicago Bulls (21-42) at Brooklyn Nets (28-34)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 3:00 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Brooklyn Nets -6.5 -- Over/Under: 221
TV: YES, NBCH
The Chicago Bulls and Brooklyn Nets meet Sunday in NBA action at the Barclays Center.
The Chicago Bulls need a win after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 106.8 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 110 points on 47.8 percent shooting. Zach LaVine is averaging 25.5 points and 4.8 rebounds while Lauri Markkanen is averaging 14.7 points and 6.4 rebounds. Cody White is the third double-digit scorer and Wendell Carter Jr. is grabbing 9.7 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls haven’t won a road game since January 25.
The Brooklyn Nets need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 110.9 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 111.6 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Spencer Dinwiddie is averaging 20.5 points and 6.8 assists while Caris LeVert is averaging 17.5 points and 3.9 rebounds. Joe Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Taurean Prince is grabbing 5.9 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 74.1 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.5 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have won six of their last eight home games.
The Bulls are 2-7 ATS in the last 9 meetings. The over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Brooklyn and 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.
The Brooklyn Nets are the better team, but they only win at home by an average of 1.6 points, and they're losing their last five games by an average of 7.4 points. The Nets are also dealing with the firing of their head coach, so who knows how that's going to impact the team down the stretch. The Chicago Bulls aren't good either straight up or against the spread, but I'm not laying this many points with the Nets based on their current form.