Bulls vs Spurs NBA Battle
The Bulls will hit the floor running against the visiting San Antonio Spurs on Thursday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.
The Bulls sport records of 37-16 and 32-20-1 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Spurs sit at 46-9 and 34-19-2 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 21-32 for the Bulls and 26-29 for the Spurs.
Bettors looking to side with the Bulls in this one will find them as 2-point favorites, while the total was sitting at 190.5.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 3-rated Bulls and the No. 5-ranked Spurs, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 105-103 result in favor of the Spurs.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Chicago's No. 2-rated squad against San Antonio's No. 8-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Chicago rates No. 18 in the league with 5.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 5 with 8.1 per outing.
Defensively, the Spurs feature the league's No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 97.5 points per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 18 in the league in scoring at home.
Last time out for San Antonio, they were a 102-85 winner as they battled the Nets on the road. The Spurs covered in the match as a 7.5-point favorite, while 187 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. San Antonio earned a 102-85 victory over New Jersey on Monday, getting 22 points from Manu Ginobili at Prudential Center.
The Bulls were a 106-94 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Bobcats. They covered the 9.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score (200) made winners of OVER bettors. The Bulls got 24 points from Luol Deng as Chicago ran past Charlotte 106-94 on Tuesday at United Center.
San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Oklahoma City are 6-4
After playing New Jersey are 7-3
After a win are 7-3
Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Toronto are 5-5
After playing Charlotte are 5-5
After a win are 8-2
A few Spurs at Bulls trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Antonio's last 5 games when playing Chicago
San Antonio is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
San Antonio is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
San Antonio is 19-5 SU in its last 24 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 5 games when playing San Antonio
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Chicago is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Chicago's last 15 games when playing at home against San Antonio
San Antonio home to Oklahoma City, Wednesday, February 23
Chicago at Toronto, Wednesday, February 23