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NBA Matchup - Bulls Wizards Odds Preview

Washington WizardsChicago Bulls
Dec 29, 8:00 PM | United Center

Washington Wizards vs Chicago Bulls Odds

4-23TEAM RECORD15-12

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Washington when they hit take on the Bulls on Saturday in pro hoops betting action.

The Bulls sport records of 15-12 and 10-17 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Wizards sit at 4-23 and 14-12-1 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 10-17 for the Bulls and 12-14-1 for the Wizards. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Washington vs Chicago Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 5-rated Bulls and the No. 26-rated Wizards in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 94-85 win for the Bulls on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Chicago's No. 27-ranked offense, averaging 92.9 PPG, against a Wizards defense that ranks No. 13 at 96.9 PPG. The Bulls field goal percentage has averaged 44.1% so far, more than the Wizards shooters have achieved on the year, 40.7% per game.

Defensively, the Wizards feature the league's No. 11-rated defense on the road, giving up 96.6 points per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 29 in the league in scoring at home.

Washington was a 105-97 winner in its last match at home against the Magic. They covered the 1.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 202 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Jordan Crawford went off for 27 points and added 6 rebounds leading Washington over Orlando, 105-97, on Friday at Verizon Center.

Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Dallas are 2-8
After playing Orlando are 2-8
After a win are 6-4

Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Charlotte are 8-2
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

A few Wizards at Bulls trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games when playing on the road against Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 10 games
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 Washington
Chicago is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 6 games when playing at home against Washington

Next up:
Washington home to Dallas, Tuesday, January 1
Chicago home to Charlotte, Monday, December 31