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Chicago Bulls vs Brooklyn Nets Odds
The visiting Bulls hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Barclays Center against the Nets.
The Nets sit at 49-33 (39-41-2 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Bulls are currently 45-37 (36-46 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Brooklyn is 41-41 OU, and Chicago is 37-45 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Nets as 5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 184, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sites.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 12-rated Bulls taking on the No. 13-rated Nets in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 96-95 win for the Nets on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Brooklyn's No. 17-ranked offense, averaging 96.9 PPG, against a Bulls defense that ranks No. 3 at 92.9 PPG. The Nets field goal percentage has averaged 45% so far, more than the Bulls shooters have achieved on the year, 43.7% per game.
Defensively, the Bulls feature the league's No. 4-rated defense on the road, giving up 94.9 points per game. Brooklyn, meanwhile, comes in at No. 19 in the league in scoring at home.
In their last action, Chicago was a 95-92 winner at home against the Wizards. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (187) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Bulls grabbed a 95-92 win over the Wizards on Wednesday, behind a 19-point effort from Carlos Boozer at United Center.
The Nets were a 103-99 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Pistons. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (202) made winners of OVER bettors. The Nets grabbed a 103-99 win over the Pistons on Wednesday, behind a 20-point effort from Brook Lopez at Barclays Center.
Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Brooklyn are 9-1
After playing Washington are 6-4
After a win are 4-6
Brooklyn Nets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Chicago are 4-6
After playing Detroit are 2-8
After a win are 6-4
A few Bulls at Nets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 6 games on the road
Chicago is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Brooklyn
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Chicago's last 15 games when playing on the road against Brooklyn
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago's last 6 games
Brooklyn is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Brooklyn is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games when playing at home against Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Brooklyn's last 5 games
Brooklyn is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Chicago at Brooklyn, Monday, April 22
Brooklyn home to Chicago, Monday, April 22