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March 10, 8:00 PM | United Center

Utah Jazz vs Chicago Bulls Odds

19-20TEAM RECORD33-9

The Bulls will try to cover the spread at United Center on Saturday when they get a visit from the Jazz in basketball action.

This season the Bulls are 33-9 overall and 24-17-1 ATS against the number, while the Jazz are 19-20 and 19-19-1 ATS. As for the totals, Chicago is 23-19 on the OU, and Utah is 18-20-1.

View Utah vs Chicago Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Chicago opened as 10-point favorites, while the NBA total was set at 190 for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 1-rated Bulls and the No. 18-rated Jazz in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 104-94 win for the Bulls on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Jazz rank No. 13 in the league with 42.7 per game. That compares with Chicago’s No. 2 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Chicago is the NBA’s No. 18-ranked team at 6.1 per game, while the Jazz rate No. 30 with 3.7 per contest.

Defensively, the Jazz feature the league's No. 26-rated defense on the road, allowing 101.4 points per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 21 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Utah, they were a 104-91 loser as they battled the 76ers on the road. The Jazz failed to cover in the match as a 7-point underdog, while 195 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Paul Millsap scored 15 points in a failed effort to lead the Jazz to victory (they lost 104-91 to Philadelphia at Wells Fargo Center on Friday).

The Bulls were a 99-94 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Magic. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as favorites, while the total score (193) made winners of OVER bettors. The Bulls wasted a 26-point performance from Carlos Boozer as Orlando ran past them 99-94 on Thursday at United Center.

Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Detroit are 8-2
After playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing New York are 5-5
After playing Orlando are 4-6
After a loss are 8-2

A few Jazz at Bulls trends to consider:
Utah is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Utah's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Utah's last 6 games when playing on the road against Chicago
Utah is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Chicago is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Chicago is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games
Chicago is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Utah

Next up:
Utah home to Detroit, Monday, March 12
Chicago home to New York, Monday, March 12

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