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Brooklyn NetsChicago Bulls
24-26February 13, 2014, 08:00 | United Center26-25

The Bulls will hit the floor running against the visiting Brooklyn Nets on Thursday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Bulls sit at 26-25 (24-27 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Nets are currently 24-26 (25-25 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Chicago is 20-31 OU, and Brooklyn is 26-22-2 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Brooklyn Nets vs Chicago Bulls Odds and Stats.

The Bulls were listed as a 4-point Favorite at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including GTbets.eu), while the total was listed at 182.5 over at BetDSI earlier.

This game matches up the No. 12 (Bulls) and the No. 15 (Nets) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 88-87 result in favor of the Bulls is predicted by handicapping models.

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The Nets were a 105-89 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Bobcats. They covered the 7.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (194) made winners of UNDER bettors. Paul Pierce scored 25 points for Brooklyn on Wednesday, leading the Nets to a 105-89 victory over Charlotte at Barclays Center.

In their last action, Chicago was a 100-85 winner at home against the Hawks. They covered the 1.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (185) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Bulls got a 24-point performance from Taj Gibson, who added 12 rebounds as Chicago ran past Atlanta 100-85 on Tuesday at United Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Nets rank No. 29 in the league with 39.36 per game. That compares with Chicago’s No. 9 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Chicago is the NBA’s No. 28-ranked team at 5.9 per game, while the Nets rate No. 13 with 8.08 per contest.

Next up:
Brooklyn at Utah, Wednesday, February 19th
Chicago at Toronto, Wednesday, February 19th

 

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