Bulls host Wizards in basketball action
Washington Wizards vs Chicago Bulls Odds
Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Monday when the Bulls try to run the Wizards off the court at United Center in pro hoops action.
The Bulls currently sports a record of 46-14, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 34-25-1 ATS. The Wizards are 14-46 and 23-36-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Bulls post a 32-28 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Wizards have gone 27-33 against the number.
Chicago opened as 13.5-point favorites, while the NBA total was set at 189.5 for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 1-rated Bulls and the No. 28-ranked Wizards, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 103-88 result in favor of the Bulls.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Chicago's No. 1-rated squad against Washington's No. 22-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Chicago rates No. 17 in the league with 6.4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 24 with 5.2 per outing.
Defensively, the Wizards feature the league's No. 24-rated defense on the road, allowing 100.7 points per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 20 in the league in scoring at home.
In their last action, Washington was a 98-89 loser at home against the Cavaliers. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (187) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. John Wall scored 19 points in a failed effort to lead the Wizards to victory (they lost 98-89 to Cleveland at Verizon Center on Saturday).
In their last action, Chicago was a 100-94 winner on the road against the Pistons. They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (194) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Chicago got 24 points from Derrick Rose en route to a 100-94 victory over Detroit on Sunday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After playing Cleveland are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8
Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Charlotte are 9-1
After playing Detroit are 7-3
After a win are 6-4
A few Wizards at Bulls trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing on the road against Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Washington's last 19 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Washington's last 11 games on the road
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 5 games when playing Washington
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Washington
Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Washington home to Milwaukee, Wednesday, April 18
Chicago at Charlotte, Wednesday, April 18