Free NBA Hoops Prediction: Grizzlies vs Bulls Odds
Weekly NBA betting sees the Memphis Grizzles taking on the Chicago Bulls Wednesday December 16 at the United Center, Chicago, Illinois. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NBA hoops predictions.
Memphis Grizzlies (14-12) vs. Chicago Bulls (14-8)
Date: Wednesday December 16th
Time:8:00 PM EST
Venue: United Center, Chicago, Illinois
NBA Moneyline Odds: Chicago -165
NBA Betting Odds: Chicago -3.5
NBA Betting Total: 194.5
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Chicago has enjoyed the sight of the United Center.
The Bulls go for their 4th straight win on their 5 game home-stand when they welcome the Memphis Grizzlies on ESPN Wednesday Night Basketball.
The Grizzlies have continued to try and tamper with their lineup and as they look for consistency and some stability. They got that last time out as they took down the Wizards 112-95 on Monday.
PF Zach Randolph has been a star in Memphis.
He’s averaged 17.0 points and 9.5 rebounds in his career. This season, the PF has averaged 13.7 points and 8.5 rebounds. However, he was benched against Miami in the team’s 100-97 loss and he was benched again in the win over the Wizards on Monday.
The Grizzlies continue to mess with their lineup as both Randolph and Tony Allen were taken out of the starting lineup. The move was defended by head coach Dave Joerger as giving Jeff Green and Mike Conley more room to operate.
Randolph played just 21 minutes and contributed 8 points in Monday’s win. 6 players for Memphis turned in double figures to help the cause out. Randolph told reporters he just needs to adapt to the change as he wants the Grizzlies to be successful.
Allen is listed as day-to-day with a knee injury.
The Bulls were trending backwards, losing 3 straight and looking extremely sluggish along the way.
The sight of the United Center has right the ship as they returned home for a 5 game home-stand and have rattled off 3 straight wins, including their route of Philadelphia on Monday.
Things weren’t as easy as the 115-96 score indicates though. Chicago trailed by 5 at half before pulling away in the 2nd half.
The main key for Chicago in the win on Monday was Joakim Noah. He was given a similar role to what Randolph was put into in Memphis and he has adapted quite well.
In 22 minutes off the bench, the F grabbed 15 rebounds and dished out 8 assists in the win on Monday. Noah has adapted to the role and said it was something the team needed.
Chicago brings in a 10-3 SU record inside the United Center this season.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Grizzlies are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win.
- Grizzlies are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- Grizzlies are 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- Bulls are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- Bulls are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 home games.
Free NBA Prediction:
The Bulls playing at home has been a dangerous thing.
With 3 straight wins and the team playing extremely well, laying the small number here is a good move. Memphis comes in off a win, but hasn’t really been all that overwhelmingly good recently.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Bulls ATS
Behind Noah, the Bulls have another solid showing and make it 4 straight at home.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Chicago 101 – Memphis 90
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