Chicago Bulls vs. Brooklyn Nets - 01/06/2019 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Brooklyn Nets at Chicago Bulls
Sunday, January 6, 2019 at 3:30 PM (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Bulls +2 -- Over/Under: 208
TV: NBCH, YES
The Brooklyn Nets and Chicago Bulls meet Sunday in NBA action at the United Center.
The Brooklyn Nets look to keep the ball rolling after winning 11 of their last 14 games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 111 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 111.7 points on 47 percent shooting. D'Angelo Russell is averaging 18.2 points and 6.4 assists while Spencer Dinwiddie is averaging 17.4 points and 2.5 rebounds. Joe Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Jarrett Allen is grabbing 8.3 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 74.7 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.1 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have split their last eight road games.
The Chicago Bulls could use a feel good victory after losing 16 of their last 21 games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 100.4 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 109.6 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Zach LaVine is averaging 23.5 points and 4.5 assists while Lauri Markkanen is averaging 17.6 points and 7.5 rebounds. Jabari Parker is the third double-digit scorer and Wendell Carter Jr. is grabbing 6.9 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 77.4 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.5 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls have lost six of their last seven home games.
The Nets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs. Eastern Conference and 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The Bulls are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Sunday games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Nets are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Chicago and 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings. The under is 22-9-1 in Bulls last 32 overall. The over is 4-1 in Nets last 5 overall.
The Brooklyn Nets remain one of the biggest surprises in the league with wins in 11 of their last 14 tries, and they're a solid 11-8 ATS on the road this season. The Nets are also 4-1 ATS when a favorite of three or less points. The Chicago Bulls are a complete mess and seem to be in full tank mode, as they're being outscored by 9.3 points on the season, 10.6 points in their last five games and 10 points at home. The Nets have also won five of the last six meetings against the Bulls, which includes a road win about three weeks ago. I'll gladly lay the bucket with the much better team.