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Chicago Bulls vs. Washington Wizards - 4/1/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Washington Wizards (42-34) at Chicago Bulls (25-51)
Date & Time Sunday April 1, 2018, 3:30 PM (EDT)
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The Line
The Line: Chicago Bulls +8 -- Over/Under: 210.5
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The Washington Wizards and Chicago Bulls meet Sunday in NBA action at the United Center.

The Washington Wizards look to keep climbing the East standings after splitting their last eight games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 106.9 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 105.9 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 22.8 points and 4.4 rebounds while Otto Porter Jr. is averaging 14.6 points and 6.4 rebounds. Kelly Oubre Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Markieff Morris is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.3 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.1 rebounds per game. The Washington Wizards have split their last six road games.

The Chicago Bulls look to play spoiler here after losing eight of their last 10 games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 102.8 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 109.8 points on 47 percent shooting. Zach LaVine is averaging 16.7 points and three assists while Lauri Markkanen is averaging 14.9 points and 7.6 rebounds. Kris Dunn is the third double-digit scorer and Bobby Portis is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 76.2 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.9 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls have lost four straight home games.

The Wizards are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Central, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bulls are 16-5 ATS in their last 21 vs. NBA Southeast, 5-12 ATS in their last 17 vs. Eastern Conference and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Wizards are 11-3 ATS in the last 14 meetings in Chicago, the underdog is 20-6 ATS in the last 26 meetings and the road team is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The Chicago Bulls are in full tank mode, as they're not putting out an NBA roster these days and have been getting rocked the last couple of weeks, failing to cover these big numbers. The Washington Wizards are on the end of a back to back, but they got John Wall back in the mix and are fresh off a healthy 14-point win over the Charlotte Hornets. With a healthy and motivated Wizards squad against a Chicago Bulls team that's counting the days until the offeseason, the road team should run away with this contest.

Washington Wizards -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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