Oklahoma City favored by 8.5 against Chicago on Sunday
Chicago Bulls vs Oklahoma City Thunder Odds
A key NBA battle sees the visiting Bulls travelling to Oklahoma City Sunday to face the Thunder on Sunday.
Oklahoma City will face the 32-23 Bulls, who own a 24-31 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Thunder are 29-24-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Bulls are 23-32 favoring the OVER.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Thunder at No. 1 and the Bulls at No. 6 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 106-99 result in favor of the Thunder.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Oklahoma City's No. 1-ranked offense (106.7 PPG) against a Bulls defense that ranks No. 3 at 91.1 PPG. The Thunder have averaged 48.3% from the field per game, more than the Bulls have managed so far this season (43.9% on average).
Defensively, the Bulls feature the league's No. 3-rated defense on the road, giving up 93.4 points per game. Oklahoma City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the league in scoring at home.
The Bulls were a 105-75 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Bobcats. They covered the 7-point spread as favorites, while the total score (180) made winners of UNDER bettors. Chicago cruised to victory on Friday, running Charlotte out of the gym and running up a 105-75 score at Time Warner Cable Arena.
The Thunder were a 127-111 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Timberwolves. They covered the 14-point spread as favorites, while the total score (238) made winners of OVER bettors. Russell Westbrook went off for 37 points and added 7 rebounds leading Oklahoma City to a 127-111 win over Minnesota on Friday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 9-1
Before playing Cleveland are 9-1
After playing Charlotte are 7-3
After a win are 4-6
Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing New Orleans are 7-3
After playing Minnesota are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
A few Bulls at Thunder trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chicago's last 7 games when playing Oklahoma City
Chicago is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago's last 6 games
Chicago is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City is 20-2 SU in its last 22 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oklahoma City's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oklahoma City's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oklahoma City's last 7 games when playing Chicago
Chicago home to Cleveland, Tuesday, February 26
Oklahoma City home to New Orleans, Wednesday, February 27