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Chicago Bulls vs. Utah Jazz - 3/23/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Utah Jazz at Chicago Bulls
Date & Time Saturday March 23, 2019, 8:00 PM (EDT)
Location
United Center
Chicago, Illinois
The Line
The Line: Chicago Bulls +8 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
WGN, ATRM
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The Utah Jazz and Chicago Bulls meet Saturday in NBA action at the United Center.

The Utah Jazz look for a victory after winning six of their last nine games. The Utah Jazz are averaging 110.7 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 106.5 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 23.8 points and 4.1 assists while Rudy Gobert is averaging 15.4 points and 12.9 rebounds. Ricky Rubio is the third double-digit scorer and Jae Crowder is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 73.2 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.2 rebounds per game. The Utah Jazz have won five of their last seven road games.

The Chicago Bulls look for a victory after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 105.6 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 113.2 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Zach LaVine is averaging 23.7 points and 4.5 assists while Lauri Markkanen is averaging 18.9 points and nine rebounds. Otto Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Kris Dunn is dishing six assists. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.6 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls have lost four of their last six home games.

The Jazz are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 road games, 20-8-2 ATS in their last 30 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Bulls are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 Saturday games, 4-12 ATS in their last 16 home games and 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest. The Jazz are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Chicago and 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The over is 5-1 in Bulls last 6 overall. The under is 5-2 in Jazz last 7 overall.

The Chicago Bulls could be without two of their top-three scorers in LaVine and Porter, and they're running into a Jazz team that's heating up, which includes winning their last five games by an average of 15 points while shooting 49.6 percent from the field. The Bulls are just 14-22 ATS at home this season, while the Jazz are 14-7 ATS when a favorite of eight or more points. With the Bulls banged up, I have to eat the chalk with the Jazz.

Pick:
Utah Jazz -8

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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