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Wizards take on Bulls in hoops contest

Washington WizardsChicago Bulls
Jan 11, 8:00 PM | United Center

Washington Wizards vs Chicago Bulls Odds

1-8TEAM RECORD9-2

Chicago looks to cover the Bulls-Wizards pointspread on Wednesday and improve its overall 9-2 mark when they host Washington in NBA action.

The Wizards will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 3-6 ATS against the number this season, while the Bulls are 7-4 ATS. Washington is 1-8 on the totals; Chicago is 5-6.

View Washington vs Chicago Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks have set the Bulls as 13.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed at 181, but may be on the move.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 4 (Bulls) and the No. 30 (Wizards) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 102-82 result in favor of the Bulls is predicted by handicapping models.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Wizards rank No. 26 in the league with 39.9 per game. That compares with Chicago’s No. 5 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Chicago is the NBA’s No. 13-ranked team at 6.4 per game, while the Wizards rate No. 28 with 3.8 per contest.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Wizards own the league's No. 24-rated mark, allowing 101.5 points per game when on the road. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 23 in home scoring.

Washington won its last outing, a 93-78 result against the Raptors on January 10. The Wizards covered in that game as a 2.5-point favorite, while the 171 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Nick Young scored 15 points leading the Wizards to a 93-78 victory over Toronto at Verizon Center on Tuesday.

The Bulls were a 111-100 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Timberwolves. They covered the 6.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (211) made winners of OVER bettors. Derrick Rose went off for 31 points and added 3 rebounds leading Chicago to a 111-100 win over Minnesota on Tuesday at Target Center.

Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Philadelphia are 0-10
After playing Toronto are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing Minnesota are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

A few Wizards at Bulls trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Washington's last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games when playing on the road against Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 5 games at home
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 5 games when playing Washington
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Washington

Next up:
Washington at Philadelphia, Friday, January 13
Chicago at Boston, Friday, January 13

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