Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Chicago Bulls NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/16/20

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Chicago Bulls NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/16/20 Photo by Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Bulls vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

NBA Basketball: Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)

The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -1.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Chicago Bulls and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Wednesday in NBA preseason action at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.

The Chicago Bulls look for a preseason win after splitting their first two games with the Rockets. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 104 points on 40.2 percent shooting and allowing 108 points on 39.2 percent shooting. Coby White is averaging 17.5 points and 5.5 assists while Zach LaVine is averaging 17.5 points and six rebounds. Patrick Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Noah Vonleh is grabbing eight rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 71.7 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 56.5 rebounds per game.

The Oklahoma City Thunder look for another preseason win after beating the Spurs in their opener. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 121 points on 48.9 percent shooting and allowing 108 points on 37.6 percent shooting. Theo Maledon is averaging 20 points and five rebounds while Mike Muscala is averaging 18 points and one assist. Aleksej Pokusevski is the third double-digit scorer and Frank Jackson is dishing two assists. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 54.8 percent from beyond the arc and 90 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 39.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 58 rebounds per game.

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The Bulls are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest. The Thunder are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Bulls last 5 overall. The over is 5-1 in Thunder last 6 home games. The over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.

The Chicago Bulls went toe to toe with the Rockets, which is a positive sign for what its worth. However, the Thunder made quick work of the Spurs in their preseason opener, and it's a bit expected given the young talent of this club and the direction the franchise is moving. OKC has a lot of players eager to crack the rotation and a few guys who were a part of last years playoff run. The Thunder are a team built for preseason success. I'll lay the bucket. 

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Randy’s Pick Oklahoma City Thunder -1.5

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