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New Jersey Nets vs Chicago Bulls in NBA odds tilt

Chicago BullsNew Jersey Nets
Feb 6, 7:30 PM | Prudential Center

Chicago Bulls vs New Jersey Nets Odds

20-6TEAM RECORD8-17

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Chicago when they hit take on the Nets on Monday in pro hoops betting action.

The Nets are 8-17 so far on the season, and 12-13 ATS vs. the number. The Bulls, meanwhile, are 20-6 and 15-11 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen New Jersey go 14-11 and the Bulls go 14-12 on the totals.

View Chicago vs New Jersey Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
New Jersey opened as 9-point underdogs, while the NBA total was set at 192 for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Nets, currently No. 27 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Bulls, who rate No. 2 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 103-88 victory for the Bulls.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits New Jersey's No. 21-ranked offense, averaging 92.7 PPG, against a Bulls defense that ranks No. 3 at 88.5 PPG. The Nets field goal percentage has averaged 42.3% so far, less than the Bulls shooters have achieved on the year, 46.3% per game.

Defensively, the Bulls feature the league's No. 7-rated defense on the road, allowing 93.2 points per game. New Jersey, meanwhile, comes in at No. 25 in the league in scoring at home.

Chicago was a 113-90 winner in its last match on the road against the Bucks. They covered the 5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 203 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Milwaukee was run off the court by the Bulls on Saturday as Chicago blasted the Bucks 113-90 at Bradley Center.

New Jersey was a 99-92 loser in its last match on the road against the Knicks. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 191 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Nets got a 21-point performance from Deron Williams, who added 11 assists, but New York still ran past New Jersey 99-92 on Saturday at Madison Square Garden.

Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing New Orleans are 5-5
After playing Milwaukee are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

New Jersey Nets Trends:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing Detroit are 3-7
After playing New York are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5

A few Bulls at Nets trends to consider:
Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing New Jersey
Chicago is 19-5 SU in its last 24 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Chicago's last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chicago's last 8 games when playing on the road against New Jersey
New Jersey is 16-2 SU in its last 18 games when playing at home against Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 6 of New Jersey's last 8 games when playing at home against Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Jersey's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of New Jersey's last 9 games at home

Next up:
Chicago at New Orleans, Wednesday, February 8
New Jersey home to Detroit, Wednesday, February 8

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