Chicago Bulls (19-25) at Golden State Warriors (22-24)
NBA Basketball: Monday, March 29, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Chase Center)
The Line: Golden State Warriors +4.5 -- Over/Under: 219.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Golden State Warriors play host to the Chicago Bulls at the Chase Center on Monday night.
The Chicago Bulls have been in rough shape as they’ve lost five of their past six games and they will be hoping to avoid a fourth straight loss after getting routed by the Spurs by 120-104 on Saturday night. Newly acquired Nikola Vucevic led the team with 21 points, nine rebounds and three assists, Zach LaVine added 18 points while Coby White chipped in with 13 points and four assists off the bench. As a team, the Bulls shot 43 percent from the field and eight of 34 from the 3-point line but they were never in the contest after a slow start saw them trail by 26 points at halftime.
Meanwhile, the Golden State Warriors have really struggled without Stephen Curry as they lost nine of their past 12 games and they will be hoping to put an end to a four-game skid after getting routed by the Hawks in a 124-108 home loss on Friday. Andrew Wiggins led the team with 29 points, seven rebounds and three assists, James Wiseman added 18 points, Jordan Poole scored 15 points while Kelly Oubre Jr chipped in with 14 points. As a team, the Warriors shot 50 percent from the field and 12 of 28 from the 3-point line as they struggled to get going early and were always trailing big after allowing the Hawks to pour in 70 points in the first half.
Looking at the betting trends, the Bulls are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games against a team with a losing record and 4-1 ATS in their last five road games. The Warriors are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games against a team with a losing record, 5-2 ATS in their last seven games following a double-digit loss at home and 0-4 ATS in their last four games overall.
Head to head, the Bulls are 0-5 ATS in the last five meetings in Golden State and the Bulls are 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings overall.
The Bulls made plenty of noise at the trade deadline to acquire Vucevic who looked good on Saturday, but they’ve been in poor form and will be eager to meet the shorthanded Warriors who have been in a rut of their own. LaVine played through an ankle injury on Saturday, but I don’t think he’ll be kept quiet against the Warriors who have allowed an average of 121 points during their losing streak. I think the Bulls snap out of their funk with a much-needed win in this spot.