Washington Wizards vs Chicago Bulls NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/29/20

Washington Wizards vs Chicago Bulls NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/29/20 Photo by Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Bulls (0-3) at Washington Wizards (0-3)

NBA Basketball: Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Capital One Arena)

The Line: Washington Wizards -5 -- Over/Under: 232.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Capital One Arena.

The Chicago Bulls need a win to rebound from a 0-3 start. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 112.7 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 126 points on 49.5 percent shooting. Zach LaVine is averaging 24 points and two assists while Lauri Markkanen is averaging 20 points and 7.7 rebounds. Coby White is the third double-digit scorer and Wendell Carter Jr. is grabbing 8.3 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 82.1 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 38 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game.

The Washington Wizards need a win to rebound from a 0-3 start. The Washington Wizards are averaging 113.3 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 121 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 33 points and 4.7 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 18 points and 13.5 assists. Thomas Bryant is the third double-digit scorer and Raul Neto is grabbing 1.3 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 65.6 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.3 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 Tuesday games. The Wizards are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The over is 7-2 in Bulls last 9 road games. The over is 5-2 in Wizards last 7 home games. The Bulls are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Washington and 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.

The Chicago Bulls haven't played a lick of defense through three games and aren't a team I'm looking to get behind right now. The Washington Wizards have had issues getting stops as well and aren't getting positive results, but they have two all-star caliber players who are playing at a high level and it's only a matter of time before they start to produce a win or two. This is a game the Wizards should win. I'll lay the reasonable chalk with the Wizards at home.

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Randy’s Pick Washington Wizards -5

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