Recap - Bulls Defeat Utah 89-88
The Bulls got a 22-point performance from Carlos Boozer, who added 10 rebounds as Chicago ran past Utah 89-88 on Friday at United Center.
Chicago did not, however, defeat the Jazz against the spread, which closed at 4 at most sportsbooks. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 185.5.
Chicago got 22 points from Marco Belinelli and another 14 points from Nate Robinson. Nate Robinson contributed 7 assists, while Joakim Noah cleaned the glass with 13 rebounds.
Utah got 23 points from Al Jefferson in a losing cause and another 14 points from Marvin Williams. Jamaal Tinsley contributed 5 assists for the Jazz, while Derrick Favors had 10 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Chicago were victorious, as the score was 55-46 at the break.
Chicago won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 50-46.
Chicago looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Lakers. The Jazz will aim to get back on the winning track at New York.