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Wizards face Bulls: NBA odds preview

Washington WizardsChicago Bulls
16-19January 13, 2014, 08:00 | United Center17-18



The NBA betting slate features a clash between Chicago and Washington on Monday, with the host Bulls trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.

The Bulls bring a 17-18 record (16-19 ATS) to the battle against the 16-19 Wizards, who are 18-16-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Chicago go 13-22 so far and the Wizards go 20-15. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Washington Wizards vs Chicago Bulls Odds and Stats.

For bettors going with the Bulls in this one, they were listed earlier as -4-point Favorite on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 181.5 for Monday at shops such as 5Dimes.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 17-rated Bulls and the No. 18-ranked Wizards, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 88-86 result in favor of the Bulls.

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Washington lost its last outing, a 114-107 result against the Rockets on January 11. The Wizards failed to cover in that game as a 2-point underdog, while the 221 combined points took the game OVER the total. John Wall poured in 23 points and chipped in with 10 assists in a losing cause for Washington on Saturday, as the Rockets rolled to a 114-107 victory over Washington at Verizon Center.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 103-97 winner as they battled the Bobcats at home. The Bulls covered in the match as a 4-point favorite, while 200 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Charlotte was victimized for 20 points and 12 assists by D.J. Augustin as the Bulls defeated the Bobcats 103-97 in NBA action on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Wizards rank No. 20 in the league with 42.74 per game. That compares with Chicago’s No. 8 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Chicago is the NBA’s No. 28-ranked team at 5.34 per game, while the Wizards rate No. 14 with 7.91 per contest.

Next up:
Washington home to Miami, Wednesday, January 15th
Chicago at Orlando, Wednesday, January 15th

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