Golden State Warriors (6-1) at Chicago Bulls (2-4)
|Date & Time||Monday October 29, 2018, 8:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Chicago Bulls +11 -- Over/Under: 231
The Golden State Warriors and Chicago Bulls meet Monday in NBA action at the United Center.
The Golden State Warriors look for another victory to build on their four-game winning streak. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 120.8 points on 52.3 percent shooting and allowing 108 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 33.7 points and six assists while Kevin Durant is averaging 29.7 points and 8.2 rebounds. Klay Thompson is the third double-digit scorer and Draymond Green is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 39 percent from beyond the arc and 84.6 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 30 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.7 rebounds per game. The Golden State Warriors have won three of their four road games this season.
The Chicago Bulls look for a statement home win to rebound from a slow 2-4 start to the season. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 108 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 115 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Zach LaVine is averaging 29.3 points and 3.3 assists while Jabari Parker is averaging 16 points and 5.5 rebounds. Justin Holiday is the third double-digit scorer and Bobby Portis is grabbing 10 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 39.4 percent from beyond the arc and 76.5 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.8 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls have lost five of their last eight home games.
The Warriors are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Monday games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference. The Bulls are 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 vs. NBA Pacific, 0-7 ATS in their last 7 Monday games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Warriors are 2-6-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Chicago and the home team is 23-8-1 ATS in the last 32 meetings.
The Golden State Warriors seem to be going through an early season funk, as they're winning games but are allowing teams to hang around. We saw it last night against the Nets. It's like the Warriors are toying with teams and creating their own little challeneges to see if they can win a game twice. While it doesn't matter in the standings, the Warriors continue to be a poor team in terms of covering these big numbers. While I don't want to back the Bulls, I'm not laying big chalk with the Warriors, especially on the end of a back to back.