Thunder set to tip off against Bulls
The Oklahoma City Thunder will be looking to pay out on the NBA betting lines against the Chicago Bulls this time around as those two teams meet on the hardwood on Monday night.
Oklahoma City topped Chicago 107-95 in their December 19 meeting but didn't manage to cover the 13.5-point spread at home in that contest. Overall the Thunder are 7-3 SU and 6-4 ATS in their last 10 games against the Bulls since 2009.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Bulls are 37-29 so far on the season, and 34-32 ATS vs. the number. The Thunder, meanwhile, are 48-18 and 36-29-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Chicago go 27-39 and the Thunder go 34-32 on the totals.
The Bulls sit at No. 7 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Thunder are at No. 3 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Thunder will win this game 96-92.
In their last action, Chicago was a 94-87 winner at home against the Kings. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (181) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Chicago got 23 points and 11 rebounds from Joakim Noah en route to a 94-87 victory over Sacramento on Saturday at United Center.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 30-ranked offense (93.41 PPG) against a Thunder defense that ranks No. 10 at 99.36 PPG. The Bulls have averaged 43.12% from the field per game, less than the Thunder have managed so far this season (47.36% on average).
Oklahoma City at Cleveland, Thursday, March 20th
Chicago at Philadelphia, Wednesday, March 19th