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(13-22) Chicago Bulls vs. Washington Wizards (20-16)
Date: Sunday December 31
Time: 3:30PM EST
Venue: Capital One Arena, Washington, DC
NBA Moneyline Odds: off
NBA Betting Odds: Wizards -6.5
NBA Betting Total: 212
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The Chicago Bulls and the Washington Wizards ring in the New Year at the Capital One Arena. This is the first meeting between the teams this season.
Last season, the squads played four times with the Bulls winning three of the four contests. The Bulls hold the all-time record having bested the Wizards in 117 of their 219 matches.
The Bulls are the hottest team in the Eastern Conference having won eight of their past ten games. The return of Nikola Mirotic could be isolated at the primary reason, yet the reasons are much deeper. Kris Dunn has found a home in Chicago and his game is showing signs of growth each time he takes to the court.
Rookie Lauri Markkanen is living up to his potential and the trade which sent Jimmy Butler to Minnesota in order to nab the sharp shooting power forward is paying dividends. Shedding the remnants of ex coach Tom Thibodeau from the Bulls has allowed Fred Hoiberg to insert his more up tempo offense and the youngsters are reveling in it.
Kris Dunn missed the last game due to patella tendinitis and is questionable for the game versus the Wizards.
In a strange twist the Washington Wizards seasons has been earmarked by the squads ability to beat the upper echelon, but lose to lottery teams. For example in the past five games Washington beat both Houston and Boston, but got blown out by the Nets and Hawks.
Of the top eight squads in the Eastern Conference only six boast positive net differentials. Examining those differentials the Wizards have the fourth best net differential with a positive +2.2 points. The Wizards feel more like a top four seed than their current sixth seed. That said, for the Wizards to climb the ladder they need to stop taking the lower seeds for granted.
Bradley Beal took a hard fall in the last game hitting his left elbow, but his expected to suit up for this game. Mike Scott missed the last game to be with his wife for the birth of their child, but should suit up for this game.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Bulls are 13-2-1 ATS in their last 16 games overall.
- Wizards are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games as a favorite.
- Under is 12-4 in Wizards last 16 games as a favorite.
- Under is 9-3-1 in Wizards last 13 home games.
- The underdog is 19-7 ATS in the last 26 meetings head to head.
- In the teams last 20 meetings the road team is 14-6 ATS.
- Bulls are 6-4 over-under in the teams last 10 head to head meetings.
Free New Chicago Bulls vs. Washington Wizards NBA Prediction: Wizards win, but Bulls cover spread
It is hard to know if the Wizards will approach this game looking at the Bulls as a quality team or if they’ll deem them to be underlings. If the former they’ll take care of business, if the latter the Bulls could lay a beating on them. In the last 10 games the Bulls have registered the 11th best offense and 4th best defense. In the same time frame the Wizards have the 19th ranked offense and 5th ranked defense.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Bulls +6.5
The one stat which points to the Wizards having a great shot of taking this one is their perimeter defense which ranks best in the NBA. With the Bulls recent prowess the 7.5 points feels like a stretch. I’ll take the Wizards to win the game, but the Bulls to cover the spread.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Wizards 108 – Bulls 105
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