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Bulls face Thunder: NBA odds preview

Chicago BullsOklahoma City Thunder
April 1, 1:00 PM | Chesapeake Energy Arena

Chicago Bulls vs Oklahoma City Thunder Odds

42-11TEAM RECORD39-12

The Thunder will try to cover the spread at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Sunday when they get a visit from the Bulls in basketball action.

The Thunder bring a 39-12 record (29-22 ATS) to the battle against the 42-11 Bulls, who are 31-21-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Oklahoma City go 26-25 so far and the Bulls go 28-25.

View Chicago vs Oklahoma City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Thunder in this one, they're listed as 4.5-point favorites on the betting line for the contest. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 194 for Monday.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 4-rated Thunder and the No. 1-rated Bulls in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 105-103 win for the Bulls on Sunday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bulls rank No. 1 in the league with 46 per game. That compares with Oklahoma City’s No. 6 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Oklahoma City is the NBA’s No. 8-ranked team at 7.2 per game, while the Bulls rate No. 18 with 6.3 per contest.

Defensively, the Bulls feature the league's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 88.8 points per game. Oklahoma City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 in the league in scoring at home.

The Bulls were an 83-71 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Pistons. They covered the 11-point spread as favorites, while the total score (154) made winners of UNDER bettors. Chicago earned an 83-71 victory over Detroit on Friday, getting 20 points from Luol Deng at United Center.

Last time out for Oklahoma City, they were a 102-93 winner as they battled the Lakers on the road. The Thunder covered in the match as a 1-point underdog, while 195 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Russell Westbrook went off for 36 points and added 1 rebound leading Oklahoma City to a 102-93 win over Los Angeles on Thursday at STAPLES Center.

Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 6-4
After playing Detroit are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Memphis are 7-3
After playing LA Lakers are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Bulls at Thunder trends to consider:
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Chicago is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games when playing Oklahoma City
Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Oklahoma City is 19-3 SU in its last 22 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oklahoma City's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games when playing Chicago

Next up:
Chicago home to Houston, Monday, April 2
Oklahoma City home to Memphis, Monday, April 2