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Nets take on Bulls in hoops contest

New Jersey NetsChicago Bulls
Jan 23, 8:00 PM | United Center

New Jersey Nets vs Chicago Bulls Odds

5-12TEAM RECORD15-3

New Jersey travels to Chicago on Monday, hoping to boost its 5-12 mark with a victory over the Bulls.

Chicago will face the 5-12 Nets, who own a 8-9 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Bulls are 9-9 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Nets are 9-8 favoring the OVER.

View New Jersey vs Chicago Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bulls - Nets odds would favor the Bulls if the lines were set according to power ranks. Chicago is rated No. 9 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Nets sit at No. 27. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 104-86 win for the Bulls.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Chicago's No. 13-ranked offense, averaging 96.1 PPG, against a Nets defense that ranks No. 24 at 98.9 PPG. The Bulls field goal percentage has averaged 45.9% so far, more than the Nets shooters have achieved on the year, 41.3% per game.

Defensively, the Nets feature the league's No. 19-rated defense on the road, allowing 98.9 points per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 24 in the league in scoring at home.

New Jersey won its last outing, a 97-87 result against the Bobcats on January 22. The Nets covered in that game as a 4.5-point favorite, while the 184 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Nets grabbed a 97-87 win over the Bobcats on Sunday, behind a 20-point effort from MarShon Brooks at Prudential Center.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 95-89 winner as they battled the Bobcats at home. The Bulls failed to cover in the match as a 12.5-point favorite, while 184 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Bulls grabbed a 95-89 win over the Bobcats on Saturday, behind a 23-point effort from Carlos Boozer at United Center.

New Jersey Nets Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Philadelphia are 1-9
After playing Charlotte are 0-10
After a win are 3-7

Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing Indiana are 8-2
After playing Charlotte are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

A few Nets at Bulls trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Jersey's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Jersey's last 5 games when playing on the road against Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 7 of New Jersey's last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Jersey's last 6 games when playing Chicago
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Chicago is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Chicago is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against New Jersey
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games

Next up:
New Jersey at Philadelphia, Wednesday, January 25
Chicago home to Indiana, Wednesday, January 25

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