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Sacramento Kings vs. Chicago Bulls - 3/17/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Chicago Bulls at Sacramento Kings
Date & Time Sunday March 17, 2019, 6:05 PM (EDT)
Location
Golden 1 Center
Sacramento, CA
The Line
The Line: Sacramento -6.5 -- Over/Under 232
TV Channel
WGN, NSCA
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NBA | Chicago Bulls at Sacramento Kings
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The Chicago Bulls and the Sacramento Kings duke it out at the Golden 1 Center on Sunday night.

The Chicago Bulls won five games during a six-game stretch, but they've since gone ice-cold with six losses in their last seven outings after falling to the Clippers in a 128-121 road loss on Friday. Zach LaVine led the team with 31 points, seven rebounds and seven assists, Robin Lopez added 22 points, Otto Porter Jr. scored 15 points while Kris Dunn chipped in with 14 points. As a team, the Bulls shot a healthy 52 percent from the field and 11 of 21 from the 3-point line as they looked to be in right in the contest after taking a six-point lead going into halftime, but that lead evaporated in a heartbeat as the Clippers put the game to bed in the third quarter where they outscored the Bulls by 45-21. With the loss, Chicago fell to 19-51 overall and 11-24 on the road. 

Meanwhile, the Sacramento Kings have been in a slump of their own as they've lost seven of their last nine games and they will be aiming to snap a three-game skid after falling to the 76ers in a 123-114 road loss on Friday. De'Aaron Fox led the team with 16 points and six assists, Harrison Barnes added 16 points on six of 11 shooting, Marvin Bagley III scored 15 points while Willie Cauley-Stein chipped in with 13 points. As a team, the Kings shot 45 percent from the field and nine of 27 from the 3-point line while committing just eight turnovers, but they were no match for the balanced scoring of the 76ers who had all five starters finish with at least 18 points. With the loss, Sacramento fell to 33-35 overall and 13-21 on the road which is currently good for ninth place in the Western Conference standings. 

Looking at the betting trends, the Bulls are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 road games, 0-4 ATS in their last four Sunday games and 2-5 ATS in their last seven games overall. The Kings are 11-2 ATS in their last 13 games against a team below .400, 11-3-1 ATS in their last 15 home games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last five games overall.

Head to head, the under is 9-2 in the last 11 meetings, the road team is 18-7-1 ATS in the last 26 meetings and the Bulls are 1-4-1 ATS in the last six meetings. 

These teams last met on Dec 10 and it was the Kings who rolled to a 108-89 road win, but it's hard to know what we're going to get here as both teams have been ice-cold lately. I'm tempted to take the Bulls with the points, but the Kings are 11-3-1 ATS in their last 15 home games and 4-1-1 ATS in the last six meetings against the Bulls, so I'm sticking with the Kings to get back on track with a solid home win here.

 

Pick:
Sacramento -6.5

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