Free NBA Hoops Prediction: Bulls vs Suns Odds
Weekly NBA betting sees the Chicago Bulls taking on the Phoenix Suns Wednesday, November 18 at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NBA hoops predictions.
Chicago Bulls (7-3) vs. Phoenix Suns (6-4)
Date: Wednesday, November 18
Time:10:30 PM EST
Venue: Talking Stick Resort Arena
NBA Moneyline Odds: Suns -160
NBA Betting Odds: Suns -2.5
NBA Betting Total: 200
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The Phoenix Suns’ backcourt has really come alive of late, while Chicago Bulls, to no one’s surprise, are dealing with an injury to the key cog in theirs. Both teams come into this contest riding three-game winning streaks, while the Suns look to remain perfect on this homestand.
Derrick Rose may not be available for the Bulls after he left Monday’s win over the Indiana Pacers midway through the fourth quarter after spraining his left ankle.
The injury isn’t expected to be serious but it should surprise no one if the team decides to rest him on this night given his injury history and the team’s scheduled date with the defending champion Golden State Warriors on Friday.
Rose put up 23 points on 9 of 18 shooting against the Pacers before exiting. Kirk Hinrich and E’Twaun Moore both filled in at the point after Rose’s exit. Should Rose miss this game, expect Jimmy Butler to see most of the minutes there.
Butler came up with the crucial block on Paul George to seal the Bulls’ victory over the Pacers on Monday.
Butler scored 17 points in that game and had a season-high 27 in Friday’s 102-97 victory over the Charlotte Hornets. He’s averaging a team-high 19.2 points on a per game basis.
The Suns have won each of the first three games on their current homestand, and a big reason why has been the play of guards Eric Bledsoe and Brandon Knight.
Each player is averaging 25.7 points in helping the team to three consecutive double-digit victories.
Knight picked up the first triple-double of his career on Monday, posting 30 points, 15 assists, and 10 rebounds in a 120-101 win over the Los Angeles Lakers. Meanwhile, Bledsoe posted his fifth consecutive game with at least 20 points.
He’s averaging 23.0 points per game on 49.7 percent shooting.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Bulls are 2-6 ATS in their last eight games overall.
- The Bulls are 1-4 ATS in their last five games against Western Conference opponents.
- The Bulls are 0-5 ATS in their last five games following a win.
- The Suns are 5-1 ATS in their last six home games.
- The Suns are 17-4 ATS in their last 21 games following a win by a margin of more than 10 points.
Free NBA Prediction:
The Suns have been playing some of their best basketball of the young season of late, while the story on the Bulls is the same old, same old, as they watch Rose nurse an injury that may or may not keep him out of action in this one.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Suns -2.5
With these teams trending in opposite directions despite what their win/loss records say, the Suns offer fair value in this one, giving away only the points assigned to home-court advantage.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Suns 99, Bulls 93
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