Bulls get set for visit from the Kings
The Chicago Bulls will be looking to make up for an earlier rough loss against the Sacramento Kings as those teams hit the hardwood together in NBA betting action on Saturday.
The Kings thumped the Bulls 99-70 at home and easily covered the 1.5-point spread at the sportsbooks when the teams met for the first time this season on February 3. That was the Kings' fourth straight ATS victory over the Bulls since 2012.
Chicago will face the 23-42 Kings, who own a 28-35-2 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Bulls are 27-38 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Kings are 31-33-1 favoring the OVER.
Those backing the visitors in this one found the Kings listed as 7-point underdogs earlier at Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 189.5 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.
This game pits the Bulls, currently No. 9 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Kings, who rate No. 21 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 91-88 victory for the Bulls.
In their last action, Sacramento was a 115-98 winner on the road against the 76ers. They covered the 9.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (213) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Rudy Gay went off for 27 points and added 7 rebounds leading Sacramento over Philadelphia, 115-98, on Wednesday at Wells Fargo Center.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Chicago's No. 9-rated squad against Sacramento's No. 11-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Chicago rates No. 26 in the league with 6.12 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 25 with 6.34 per outing.
Sacramento at Minnesota, Sunday, March 16th
Chicago home to Oklahoma City, Monday, March 17th