Oklahoma City Thunder (17-22) at Chicago Bulls (17-20)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 9:00 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Bulls -4 -- Over/Under: 223 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago Bulls meet Tuesday in NBA action at the United Center.
The Oklahoma City Thunder look for a win after winning five of their last eight games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 106.5 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 111.8 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 23.7 points and five rebounds while Al Horford is averaging 14.4 points and 6.7 rebounds. Luguentz Dort is the third double-digit scorer and Darius Bazley is grabbing 7.5 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 74.2 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game.
The Chicago Bulls need a win after losing four of their last six games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 114.1 points on 48.1 percent shooting and allowing 114.6 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Zach LaVine is averaging 28.1 points and 5.1 assists while Lauri Markkanen is averaging 19.1 points and six rebounds. Coby White is the third double-digit scorer and Thaddeus Young is dishing 4.3 assists. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the arc and 80.2 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game.
The Thunder are 47-22 ATS in their last 69 games playing on 1 days rest and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 road games. The Bulls are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. The over is 5-2 in Thunder last 7 overall. The under is 5-2 in Bulls last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The under is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings in Chicago.
The Oklahoma City Thunder are coming off a solid week where they put together some nice wins, the offense has picked up a bit and they're 13-6 against the spread on the road. The Chicago Bulls are probably the more talented team here, but they're not nearly as attractive as favorites as they are in the underdog role, and only nine of their 21 covers have come at home this season. I'm not laying chalk with the Bulls and their inconsistent ways. Give me the Thunder and the buckets.