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Utah JazzChicago Bulls
0-5November 08, 2013, 08:00 | United Center1-3

The visiting Jazz hope to send their backers to the pay window on Friday as they look to cover the spread at United Center against the Bulls.

Supporters of the Jazz have seen them go 0-5 and 1-3-1 ATS so far this season, while the Bulls are at 1-3 and 0-4 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Bulls are 2-2, while the Jazz are 2-3.

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Those backing the visitors in this one found the Jazz listed as 14-point underdogs earlier at Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 187 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.

The Bulls - Jazz odds would favor the Jazz if the lines were set according to power ranks. Chicago is rated No. 13 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Jazz sit at No. 12. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 80-79 win for the Bulls.

Utah was a 97-87 loser in its last match on the road against the Celtics. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 184 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Utah got 28 points from Gordon Hayward en route to a 97-87 loss against Boston on Wednesday at TD Garden.

The Bulls were a 97-80 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Pacers. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (177) made winners of UNDER bettors. Chicago got 17 points from Derrick Rose but lost anyway 97-80 against the Pacers on Wednesday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 27-ranked offense (90.25 PPG) against a Jazz defense that ranks No. 17 at 98.6 PPG. The Bulls have averaged 41.23% from the field per game, less than the Jazz have managed so far this season (41.52% on average).

Next up:
Utah at Toronto, Saturday, November 9th
Chicago at Cleveland, Monday, November 11th