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Brooklyn Nets vs. Chicago Bulls - 4/9/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Chicago Bulls (27-53) at Brooklyn Nets (27-53)
Date & Time Monday April 9, 2018, 7:30 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Brooklyn Nets -8.5 -- Over/Under: 221.5
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NBA | Chicago Bulls (27-53) at Brooklyn Nets (27-53)

The Chicago Bulls and Brooklyn Nets meet Monday in NBA action at the Barclays Center.

The Chicago Bulls look for a feel good win after losing eight of their last 11 games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 103.1 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 109.8 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Zach LaVine is averaging 16.7 points and three assists while Lauri Markkanen is averaging 15.2 points and 7.5 rebounds. Kris Dunn is the third double-digit scorer and Bobby Portis is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 76 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.7 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls have lost four of their last five road games.

The Brooklyn Nets have a chance to win three straight games for the first time this season. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 106.6 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 110.4 points on 46.6 percent shooting. D'Angelo Russell is averaging 15.5 points and 5.1 assists while Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is averaging 14.3 points and 6.8 rebounds. Spencer Dinwiddie is the third double-digit scorer and DeMarre Carroll is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 77.1 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have lost five of their last seven home games.

The Bulls are 4-12 ATS in their last 16 road games, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Monday games. The Nets are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 Monday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games. The Bulls are 11-5 ATS in the last 16 meetings in Brooklyn, 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the favorite is 11-4 ATS in the last 15 meetings.

The Brooklyn Nets just smoked the Chicago Bulls by 28 points on the road a couple of days ago and have outscored them by a combined 45 points in the last two meetings. The Bulls are being outscored by 9.5 points on the road this season and are clearly a team that's ready for the offseason to get here. The Brooklyn Nets have been favored by six or more points just once this season, but they have a chance at three straight wins for the first time this season and are shooting the ball well currently. I'll take the Nets in another blowout victory.

Brooklyn Nets -8.5

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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