Nets home to Bulls in NBA betting action
Chicago Bulls vs Brooklyn Nets Odds
Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Thursday when the Nets try to run the Bulls off the court at Barclays Center in pro hoops action.
The Nets sport records of 43-31 and 35-37-2 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Bulls sit at 40-33 and 33-40 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 36-38 for the Nets and 33-40 for the Bulls. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Nets at No. 14 and the Bulls at No. 10 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 96-95 result in favor of the Nets.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Brooklyn's No. 10-rated squad against Chicago's No. 8-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Brooklyn rates No. 9 in the league with 7.7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 29 with 5.1 per outing.
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. 20 in the league in scoring at home.
The Bulls were a 90-86 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Wizards. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (176) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Bulls got 19 points from Carlos Boozer, but it was Washington that prevailed in a 90-86 final on Tuesday at Verizon Center.
Brooklyn won its last outing, a 113-95 result against the Cavaliers on April 3. The Nets covered in that game as a 4.5-point favorite, while the 208 combined points took the game OVER the total. Cleveland was scorched by MarShon Brooks for 27 points as the Nets defated the Cavaliers 113-95 in NBA action on Wednesday.
Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Orlando are 6-4
After playing Washington are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4
Brooklyn Nets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Charlotte are 2-8
After playing Cleveland are 3-7
After a win are 4-6
A few Bulls at Nets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chicago's last 6 games when playing on the road against Brooklyn
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games on the road
Chicago is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Brooklyn
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Brooklyn's last 11 games
Brooklyn is 17-3 SU in its last 20 games when playing at home against Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Brooklyn's last 6 games when playing at home against Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Brooklyn's last 6 games at home
Chicago home to Orlando, Friday, April 5
Brooklyn home to Charlotte, Saturday, April 6