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Sacramento Kings vs Chicago Bulls Odds
Sacramento 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.
Chicago will face the 0-0 Kings, who own a 0-0 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Bulls are 0-0 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Kings are 0-0 favoring the OVER.
Sportsbooks have set the Bulls as 7-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed at 188.5, but may be on the move.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Bulls, currently No. 1 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Kings, who rate No. 23 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 2-0 victory for the Bulls.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 7-ranked offense (0 PPG) against a Kings defense that ranks No. 1 at 0 PPG. The Bulls have averaged 0% from the field per game, almost the same as the Kings have managed so far this season (0% on average).
Defensively, the Kings feature the league's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 in the league in scoring at home.
Last time out for Sacramento, they were a 113-96 winner as they battled the Lakers at home. The Kings covered in the match as a 7-point favorite, while 209 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Kings got a 23-point performance from DeMarcus Cousins, who added 19 rebounds as Sacramento ran past Los Angeles 113-96 on Thursday at Power Balance Pavilion.
The Bulls were a 79-78 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the 76ers. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (157) made winners of UNDER bettors. Chicago suffered a 79-78 loss against Philadelphia on Thursday, getting 19 points from Richard Hamilton in a losing effort at Wells Fargo Center.
Sacramento Kings Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Minnesota are 3-7
After playing LA Lakers are 2-8
After a win are 3-7
Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Cleveland are 8-2
After playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3
A few Kings at Bulls trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Sacramento's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Sacramento's last 5 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Sacramento's last 5 games
Sacramento is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Chicago is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Sacramento
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Chicago's last 12 games
Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games when playing Sacramento
Sacramento at Minnesota, Friday, November 2
Chicago at Cleveland, Friday, November 2