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Bulls vs Thunder NBA Game Preview

Chicago BullsOklahoma City Thunder
9-15December 19, 2013, 08:00 | Chesapeake Energy Arena20-4

The NBA betting slate features a clash between Oklahoma City and Chicago on Thursday, with the host Thunder trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Thunder are 20-4 so far on the season, and 14-10 ATS vs. the number. The Bulls, meanwhile, are 9-15 and 7-17 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Oklahoma City go 13-11 and the Bulls go 10-14 on the totals.

View Chicago Bulls vs Oklahoma City Thunder Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Thunder in this one found them as -10.5-point Favorite earlier at Bovada, while the total had been sitting in the area of 192.5 at Bovada.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Thunder at No. 5 and the Bulls at No. 20 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 96-88 result in favor of the Thunder.

In their last action, Chicago was a 109-94 loser on the road against the Rockets. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (203) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Bulls endured a 109-94 loss at the hands of the Rockets on Wednesday, despite a 20-point effort from Jimmy Butler at Toyota Center.

In their last action, Oklahoma City was a 105-93 winner on the road against the Nuggets. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (198) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Oklahoma City got 30 points from Kevin Durant en route to a 105-93 victory over Denver on Tuesday at Pepsi Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Oklahoma City's No. 4-ranked offense (105.62 PPG) against a Bulls defense that ranks No. 3 at 93.08 PPG. The Thunder have averaged 46.77% from the field per game, more than the Bulls have managed so far this season (41.98% on average).

Next up:
Chicago home to Cleveland, Saturday, December 21st
Oklahoma City at San Antonio, Saturday, December 21st