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Suns take on Bulls in hoops contest

Phoenix SunsChicago Bulls
Jan 17, 8:00 PM | United Center

Phoenix Suns vs Chicago Bulls Odds

4-8TEAM RECORD12-3

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

The Bulls currently sports a record of 12-3, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 9-6 ATS. The Suns are 4-8 and 5-7 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Bulls post a 6-9 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Suns have gone 3-8-1 against the number.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bulls at No. 10 and the Suns at No. 19 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 100-90 result in favor of the Bulls.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Suns rank No. 23 in the league with 41.2 per game. That compares with Chicago’s No. 1 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Chicago is the NBA’s No. 20-ranked team at 5.5 per game, while the Suns rate No. 12 with 6.7 per contest.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Suns own the league's No. 17-rated mark, allowing 96.8 points per game when on the road. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 30 in home scoring.

Phoenix lost its last outing, a 102-91 result against the Spurs on January 15. The Suns failed to cover in that game as an 8.5-point underdog, while the 193 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Marcin Gortat scored 24 points and added 15 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 102-91 against San Antonio in NBA action at AT&T Center.

In their last action, Chicago was a 102-86 loser on the road against the Grizzlies. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (188) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Chicago got 20 points from Luol Deng but lost anyway 102-86 against the Grizzlies on Monday at FedExForum.

Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing New York are 7-3
After playing San Antonio are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Cleveland are 6-4
After playing Memphis are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

A few Suns at Bulls trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Phoenix's last 12 games when playing on the road against Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Phoenix's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Phoenix's last 7 games
Phoenix is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Chicago
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 5 games at home
Chicago is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
Chicago is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Phoenix

Next up:
Phoenix at New York, Wednesday, January 18
Chicago at Cleveland, Friday, January 20

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