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New Jersey NetsChicago Bulls
Feb 18, 4:00 PM | United Center

New Jersey Nets vs Chicago Bulls Odds


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

Chicago battles the Nets, currently with a 8-23 mark (13-18 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 17-15 for the Bulls and 18-13 for the Nets.

View New Jersey vs Chicago Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 1 (Bulls) and the No. 27 (Nets) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 104-87 result in favor of the Bulls is predicted by handicapping models.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Nets rank No. 29 in the league with 38.8 per game. That compares with Chicago’s No. 2 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Chicago is the NBA’s No. 18-ranked team at 6.1 per game, while the Nets rate No. 2 with 8.7 per contest.

Defensively, the Nets feature the league's No. 23-rated defense on the road, allowing 99.5 points per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 16 in the league in scoring at home.

New Jersey lost its last outing, a 93-88 result against the Pacers on February 16. The Nets covered in that game as a 9-point underdog, while the 181 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Nets wasted a 29-point performance from Deron Williams as Indiana ran past them 93-88 on Thursday at Conseco Fieldhouse.

The Bulls were an 89-80 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Celtics. They covered the 7.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (169) made winners of UNDER bettors. Chicago got 23 points and 10 assists from Luol Deng en route to an 89-80 victory over Boston on Thursday at United Center.

New Jersey Nets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Milwaukee are 1-9
After playing Indiana are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8

Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Atlanta are 8-2
After playing Boston are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

A few Nets at Bulls trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of New Jersey's last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of New Jersey's last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Jersey's last 6 games when playing on the road against Chicago
New Jersey is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Chicago
Chicago is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home
Chicago is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against New Jersey
Chicago is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Chicago is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing New Jersey

Next up:
New Jersey home to Milwaukee, Sunday, February 19
Chicago home to Atlanta, Monday, February 20