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Chicago BullsWashington Wizards
Jan 26, 7:00 PM | Verizon Center

Chicago Bulls vs Washington Wizards Odds

26-16TEAM RECORD10-31

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

This season the Wizards are 10-31 overall and 26-14-1 ATS against the number, while the Bulls are 26-16 and 17-25 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Washington is 18-22-1 on the OU, and Chicago is 17-25.

View Chicago vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Wizards - Bulls odds would favor the Bulls if the lines were set according to power ranks. Washington is rated No. 20 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Bulls sit at No. 8. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 96-88 win for the Bulls.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Washington's No. 29-ranked offense, averaging 91.5 PPG, against a Bulls defense that ranks No. 3 at 91.2 PPG. The Wizards field goal percentage has averaged 42.1% so far, less than the Bulls shooters have achieved on the year, 43.9% per game.

Defensively, the Bulls feature the league's No. 6-rated defense on the road, giving up 95.2 points per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 19 in the league in scoring at home.

Chicago won its last outing, a 103-87 result against the Warriors on January 25. The Bulls covered in that game as a 2.5-point favorite, while the 190 combined points took the game OVER the total. Chicago got 25 points from Kirk Hinrich en route to a 103-87 victory over Golden State on Friday at United Center.

The Wizards were a 114-101 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Timberwolves. They covered the 6.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (215) made winners of OVER bettors. Washington got 19 points from Jordan Crawford en route to a 114-101 victory over Minnesota on Friday at Verizon Center.

Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Charlotte are 9-1
After playing Golden State are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing Sacramento are 3-7
After playing Minnesota are 6-4
After a win are 3-7

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

Next up:
Chicago home to Charlotte, Monday, January 28
Washington home to Sacramento, Monday, January 28