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Washington WizardsChicago Bulls
April 17, 8:00 PM | United Center

Washington Wizards vs Chicago Bulls Odds

29-52TEAM RECORD44-37

Washington pays a visit to Chicago on Wednesday, hoping to send the Bulls to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at United Center.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Bulls currently sports a record of 44-37, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 36-45 ATS. The Wizards are 29-52 and 45-35-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Bulls post a 36-45 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Wizards have gone 33-47-1 against the number.

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Wizards before tip-off in this one found them as 6.5-point underdogs earlier at Bovada, while the total was sitting at 185 at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 12-rated Bulls and the No. 15-rated Wizards in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 94-91 win for the Bulls on Wednesday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Chicago's No. 29-ranked offense, averaging 93.2 PPG, against a Wizards defense that ranks No. 7 at 95.8 PPG. The Bulls field goal percentage has averaged 43.6% so far, more than the Wizards shooters have achieved on the year, 43.5% per game.

Defensively, the Wizards feature the league's No. 7-rated defense on the road, giving up 96.4 points per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 30 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 106-101 loser as they battled the Nets on the road. The Wizards failed to cover in the match as a 4.5-point underdog, while 207 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Washington got 18 points from John Wall but lost anyway 106-101 against the Nets on Monday at Barclays Center.

Chicago won its last outing, a 102-84 result against the Magic on April 15. The Bulls covered in that game as a 5.5-point favorite, while the 186 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Chicago earned a 102-84 victory over Orlando on Monday, getting 22 points from Carlos Boozer at Amway Center.

Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
After playing Brooklyn are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
After playing Orlando are 6-4
After a win are 3-7

A few Wizards at Bulls trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games when playing on the road against Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Washington's last 22 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 5 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 5 games when playing Washington
Chicago is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Washington
Chicago is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

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