Spurs visit Bulls in hoops battle

San Antonio Spurs Chicago Bulls
46-16 March 11, 2014, 08:00 | United Center 35-28



The Bulls will be trying to slam the Spurs on Tuesday when the teams tip off at United Center in NBA betting action.

Chicago will face the 46-16 Spurs, who own a 30-32 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Bulls are 25-38 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Spurs are 37-25 favoring the OVER.

View San Antonio Spurs vs Chicago Bulls Odds and Stats.

Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Bulls as 4-point underdogs in this matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting around 190.5 earlier at GTbets.eu.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Bulls rated this week at No. 9 and the Spurs sitting at No. 11. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 96-91 result in favor of the Spurs today.

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San Antonio won its last outing, a 121-112 result against the Magic on March 8. The Spurs failed to cover in that game as a 16-point favorite, while the 233 combined points took the game OVER the total. Tony Parker went off for 30 points and added 1 rebound leading San Antonio to a 121-112 win over Orlando on Saturday at AT&T Center.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 95-88 winner as they battled the Heat at home. The Bulls covered in the match as a 4.5-point underdog, while 183 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Chicago earned a 95-88 victory over Miami on Sunday, getting 22 points from D.J. Augustin at United Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Chicago's No. 30-ranked offense, averaging 93.08 PPG, against a Spurs defense that ranks No. 6 at 98.08 PPG. The Bulls field goal percentage has averaged 43.06% so far, less than the Spurs shooters have achieved on the year, 48.86% per game.

Next up:
San Antonio home to Portland, Wednesday, March 12th
Chicago home to Houston, Thursday, March 13th
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