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Bulls Have Struggled in Oklahoma City

OKC Thunder

Before the Thunder sit down to a Christmas Day dinner, they’ll have the opportunity to feast on the Chicago Bulls—something they’ve grown accustomed to doing when the Bulls come to town. The Thunder have won five straight vs the Bulls in OKC, going 4-1 ATS during that stretch.

Shark Bites
  • The Bulls are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in seven of OKC’s last eight games.
  • In five Christmas Day games, Kevin Durant is averaging 31.8 points .

Those wagering on totals will be interested to know that the Thunder have gone UNDER in five straight games while playing on one day of rest, while the Bulls have gone UNDER in four straight games when playing on three days’ rest.

The Bulls haven’t responded well to the role of being a road underdog recently, going 0-4 SU and ATS in their last four games as road dogs. The Thunder, meanwhile, have been a strong bet as a favorite, going 6-2 ATS in their last eight games as favorites.

The Bulls earned a 104-98 home win over the Thunder in November, but they were lit up by Kevin Durant for 33 points. Not to be outdone, Derrick Rose scored 29 points.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those looking to pick the visitors as their prediction to cover in this one found the Chicago Bulls listed as 8.5-point underdogs earlier at BetOnline. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER total betting line for this game was set at 206 at Bovada but may have moved since the betting odds opened.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 114-97 victory for the Thunder. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Chicago Bulls vs Oklahoma City Thunder Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Oklahoma City Thunder bring a 20-9 record (13-16 ATS) to the battle against the 15-11 Chicago Bulls, who are 9-17 ATS. Fans OVER/UNDER betting have seen Oklahoma City Thunder go 9-20 so far and the Chicago Bulls go 10-16. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oklahoma City vs Chicago injuries news.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 3-rated Oklahoma City Thunder and the No. 12-ranked Chicago Bulls, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Oklahoma City's No. 2-rated NBA squad against Chicago's No. 1-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Oklahoma City rates No. 23 in the league with 7.55 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 20 with 7.88 per outing.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chicago got 24 points from Jimmy Butler but lost anyway 105-102 against the Nets on Monday at United Center.

The Thunder blew out Los Angeles on Wednesday, running up the score in a 120-85 win at STAPLES Center.

Betting Trends
  • Chicago is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games
  • Chicago is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Chicago is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Oklahoma City is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Oklahoma City is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Oklahoma City's last 8 games
  • Oklahoma City is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Dallas, Saturday, December 26th
Oklahoma City home to Denver, Sunday, December 27th