NBA Game Preview - Bulls underdogs vs Warriors at Golden State
Chicago Bulls vs Golden State Warriors Odds
The visiting Bulls hope to send their backers to the pay window on Friday as they look to cover the spread at Oracle Arena against the Warriors.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Warriors currently sports a record of 37-29, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 32-32-2 ATS. The Bulls are 35-29 and 27-37 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Warriors post a 39-26-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Bulls have gone 27-37 against the number.
Those backing the visitors in this one found the Bulls listed as 6-point underdogs earlier at Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 195.5 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Warriors rated this week at No. 10 and the Bulls sitting at No. 8. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 97-96 result in favor of the Bulls today.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Golden State's No. 9-ranked offense, averaging 100.6 PPG, against a Bulls defense that ranks No. 3 at 91.8 PPG. The Warriors field goal percentage has averaged 45.4% so far, more than the Bulls shooters have achieved on the year, 43.3% per game.
Defensively, the Bulls feature the league's No. 5-rated defense on the road, giving up 94.8 points per game. Golden State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the league in scoring at home.
Last time out for Chicago, they were a 121-79 loser as they battled the Kings on the road. The Bulls failed to cover in the match as a 4-point favorite, while 200 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Chicago was crushed on Wednesday, getting run out of the gym by Sacramento and falling 121-79 at Power Balance Pavilion.
Golden State won its last outing, a 105-97 result against the Pistons on March 13. The Warriors failed to cover in that game as a 11-point favorite, while the 202 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Warriors got a 31-point performance from Stephen Curry as Golden State handed Detroit a 105-97 defeat on Wednesday at Oracle Arena.
Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Denver are 5-5
After playing Sacramento are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5
Golden State Warriors Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Houston are 4-6
After playing Detroit are 6-4
After a win are 7-3
A few Bulls at Warriors trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chicago's last 7 games when playing Golden State
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Chicago's last 18 games when playing on the road against Golden State
Chicago is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Golden State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Golden State's last 7 games when playing Chicago
Golden State is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Golden State's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Golden State's last 5 games
Chicago home to Denver, Monday, March 18
Golden State at Houston, Sunday, March 17