Washington Wizards (31-24) at Chicago Bulls (19-35)
|Date & Time||Saturday February 10, 2018, 8:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Chicago Bulls +5 -- Over/Under: 214
The Washington Wizards and Chicago Bulls meet Saturday in NBA action at the United Center.
The Washington Wizards could use a win here after winning five of their last seven games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 107.3 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 105.7 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 23.7 points and 4.5 rebounds while Otto Porter Jr. is averaging 14.3 points and 6.3 rebounds. Kelly Oubre Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Markieff Morris is grabbing 5.6 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 76.7 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game. The Washington Wizards have split their last eight road games.
The Chicago Bulls look for another victory after losing eight of their last 12 games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 103.5 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 109.2 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Zach LaVine is averaging 15.6 points and 2.6 assists while Lauri Markkanen is averaging 15.3 points and 7.7 rebounds. Kris Dunn is the third double-digit scorer and Justin Holiday is dishing 2.3 assists. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 76.8 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.8 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls have split their last six home games.
The Wizards are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Bulls are 23-7 ATS in their last 30 vs. Eastern Conference, 16-5 ATS in their last 21 vs. NBA Southeast and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Wizards are 10-3 ATS in the last 13 meetings in Chicago, 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the road team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The Washington Wizards seem to be playing better and more consistent basketball without John Wall, and they're shooting a healthy 48.6 percent from the field in their last five games. The Chicago Bulls entered Friday night being outscored by over 10 points in their last five games and are coming off an emotional game against the Minnesota Timberwolves that came down to the last shot. It could be tough to rebound from that contest on such a short notice. I'll back the Washington Wizards in this role.