Free NBA Pick: Spurs vs Bulls Lines
Looking for San Antonio Spurs vs. Chicago Bulls free NBA picks? NBA betting sees the Spurs taking on the Bulls on Thursday December 8, 2016 at the United Center Chicago, IL. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups so stay tuned for more FREE daily NBA hoops predictions.
(18-4) San Antonio Spurs vs. Chicago Bulls (11-10)
Date: Thursday December 8
Time: 9 PM EST
Venue: United Center Chicago, IL
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Spurs -3.5
NBA Betting Total: 198.5
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While the Warriors are getting most of the press in the NBA and the Clippers are seen by many as the team that can knock them out, what about the Spurs?
Well, they just keep on winning and are hot winners of 4 in a row and 13 of their last 14 games.
While the Spurs are red hot the Bulls are not and after a promising start they have hit the skids as of late losing 3 in a row and 4 of their last 5 games.
In their last game the Spurs beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 105-91 and the Bulls lost to the Detroit Pistons 102-91.
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The Spurs only rank 21st in the league in points per game, but 3rd in opponents’ points per game. In their last 5 games they have only allowed over 100 points once.
In their win over the Timberwolves in their last game the Spurs shot a solid FG of 52.7% while holding Minnesota to 43.9% shooting. The Spurs were hot shooting from beyond the 3-point arc and their D forced 15 turnovers.
The Spurs were down 3 points at halftime, but outscored Minnesota by 17 points in the 2nd half.
Kawhi Leonard is now the star of the Spurs’ team and he went for 31 points in the Minnesota game on 11/15 shooting. The bench stepped up in the game as well as Kyle Anderson and Patty Mills combined for 26 points.
Nicolas Laprovittola was also solid in the Minnesota game going for 10 points, as he started for the injured Tony Parker.
Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge are combining to average more than 41 ppg this season and while the Spurs only have 4 players that are averaging in double figures they have a deep bench and many guys that can come in and score and play good D.
This is the Spurs first match up of the season facing the Bulls.
The Spurs are 13-0 on the road this season and they are the only team in the league that is undefeated on the road.
The Bulls rank 19th in the league in points per game and 8th in opponents’ points per game.
Chicago has struggled as of late on the defensive end of the floor and in their 3-game skid they have given up an average of 107 ppg.
Jimmy Butler is the leading scorer for the Bulls and while he has been scoring lately he has struggled down the stretch. Since November 19th he is only shooting 29% from the floor in the 4th quarter.
In their loss to the Pistons the Bulls shot a better FG% than Detroit, but they were ice cold from deep only hitting on 2 of their 15 3-pointers.
The game was close until the 4th quarter where the Pistons outscored the Bulls 31-19.
Butler went for 31 in the loss to Detroit, but was 0/4 from 3-pt land. Dwyane Wade went for 19 in the game on only 5/13 shooting.
It is key that the Chicago starters play well in this game, as they don’t have much of a bench to speak of. In the loss to Detroit the reserves only combined for 11 points.
This season the Bulls are 5-3 at home.
NBA Betting Trends:
- SA is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win.
- SA is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- CHI is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- CHI is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games.
- CHI is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. Western Conference.
Free San Antonio Spurs vs. Chicago Bulls – NBA Prediction:
The Spurs are undefeated on the road and red hot and the Bulls are in a tailspin losing 4 of their last 5 games. Yeah, easy call.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Spurs -3.5
Take the Spurs to win and cover in this non-conference match up.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Spurs 106 – Bulls 99
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