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Golden State WarriorsChicago Bulls
Jan 25, 8:00 PM | United Center

Golden State Warriors vs Chicago Bulls Odds

26-15TEAM RECORD25-16

The Bulls will try to pay off for their supporters on Friday when they play host to the Warriors at United Center in NBA wagering action.

Chicago will face the 26-15 Warriors, who own a 24-15-2 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Bulls are 16-25 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Warriors are 24-17 favoring the OVER.

View Golden State vs Chicago Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 8 (Bulls) and the No. 5 (Warriors) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 99-98 result in favor of the Bulls is predicted by handicapping models.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 25-ranked offense (93.6 PPG) against a Warriors defense that ranks No. 21 at 99.4 PPG. The Bulls have averaged 43.8% from the field per game, less than the Warriors have managed so far this season (45.7% on average).

Defensively, the Warriors feature the league's No. 23-rated defense on the road, giving up 102 points per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 29 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Golden State was a 104-99 winner at home against the Thunder. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (203) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Thunder were burned for 31 points by Stephen Curry on Wednesday as the Warriors picked up a 104-99 win at Oracle Arena.

Chicago was an 85-82 winner in its last match at home against the Pistons. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 167 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Bulls grabbed an 85-82 win over the Pistons on Wednesday, behind an 18 -point effort from Jimmy Butler at United Center.

Golden State Warriors Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After playing Oklahoma City are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Washington are 7-3
After playing Detroit are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Warriors at Bulls trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Golden State's last 5 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Golden State's last 8 games when playing on the road against Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Golden State's last 7 games on the road
Golden State is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 5 games when playing Golden State
Chicago is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Golden State
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chicago's last 8 games when playing at home against Golden State

Next up:
Golden State at Milwaukee, Saturday, January 26
Chicago at Washington, Saturday, January 26