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Brooklyn Nets vs. Chicago Bulls - 1/29/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Chicago Bulls at Brooklyn Nets
Date & Time Tuesday January 29, 2019, 7:30 PM (EST)
Barclays Center
Brooklyn, New York
The Line
The Line: Brooklyn Nets -7 -- Over/Under: 217
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The Chicago Bulls and Brooklyn Nets meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Barclays Center.

The Chicago Bulls could use a win here after losing 10 of their last 11 games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 101.1 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 111 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Zach LaVine is averaging 22.9 points and 4.2 assists while Lauri Markkanen is averaging 17.1 points and 7.4 rebounds. Jabari Parker is the third double-digit scorer and Bobby Portis is grabbing 7.5 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.4 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.8 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls have lost six of their last seven road games.

The Brooklyn Nets look for a victory after winning seven of their last nine games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 111.8 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 111.4 points on 46.4 percent shooting. D'Angelo Russell is averaging 19.2 points and 6.4 assists while Joe Harris is averaging 13.4 points and 3.8 rebounds. Jarrett Allen is the third double-digit scorer and DeMarre Carroll is grabbing five rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75.1 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.2 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have won their last eight home games.

The Bulls are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Nets are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games, 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 0 days rest and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Bulls are 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the favorite is 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Nets last 5 home games. The under is 4-0 in Bulls last 4 overall.

The Brooklyn Nets have won each of the last five meetings against the Chicago Bulls and four of those five wins were decided by no less than nine points. The Chicago Bulls are simply unbackable at the moment, especially on the road where they're losing by an average of 9.7 points. The Brooklyn Nets are on the end of a back to back, but they've been a consistent team and have been nothing but money at home as of late. It's tough to back teams that are in complete tank mode unless the line is crazy steep. I'll take the Nets in a comfortable home victory.

Brooklyn Nets -7

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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