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Chicago Bulls vs. Washington Wizards - 2/9/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Washington Wizards at Chicago Bulls
Date & Time Saturday February 9, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
Location
United Center
Chicago, Illinois
The Line
The Line: Chicago Bulls +3 -- Over/Under: 220
TV Channel
WGN
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NBA | Washington Wizards at Chicago Bulls
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The Washington Wizards and Chicago Bulls meet Saturday in NBA action at the United Center.

The Washington Wizards could use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 113.4 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 116.6 points on 47.7 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 24.9 points and 5.1 rebounds while Trevor Ariza is averaging 14.8 points and 4.3 assists. Jeff Green is the third double-digit scorer and Thomas Bryant is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.8 rebounds per game. The Washington Wizards have lost four of their last five road games.

The Chicago Bulls could also use a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 102.1 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 111.3 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Zach LaVine is averaging 22.9 points and 4.2 assists while Lauri Markkanen is averaging 17.9 points and 8.1 rebounds. Kris Dunn is the third double-digit scorer and Wendell Carter Jr. is grabbing seven rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.8 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls haven’t won a home game since December 21.

The Wizards are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest, 18-39 ATS in their last 57 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Bulls are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 home games, 2-7 ATS in their last 9 Saturday games and 4-10-1 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The Wizards are 11-4 ATS in the last 15 meetings in Chicago and 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The under is 15-7-1 in Bulls last 23 home games. The over is 5-1 in Wizards last 6 overall.

While both teams are struggling, it's the Washington Wizards who are the better team and still fighting for a possible playoff spot. The Chicago Bulls are hot garbage, and that includes not winning at home in nearly to months and being outscored by 10.2 points at home on the season. If the Wizards are still fighting for a possible postseason berth, they win this game rather easily. I'll back the Wizards and the cheap chalk.

Pick:
Washington Wizards -3

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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