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NBA betting line favors Warriors over Bulls

Chicago BullsGolden State Warriors
24-24February 06, 2014, 10:30 | Oracle Arena29-20

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

Golden State will face the 24-24 Bulls, who own a 22-26 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Warriors are 20-28-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Bulls are 19-29 favoring the OVER.

View Chicago Bulls vs Golden State Warriors Odds and Stats.

The Bulls were listed as 8-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 191 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).

The Warriors - Bulls odds would favor the Warriors if the lines were set according to power ranks. Golden State is rated No. 3 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Bulls sit at No. 12. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 93-89 win for the Warriors.

In their last action, Chicago was a 101-92 winner on the road against the Suns. They covered the 7.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (193) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Chicago earned a 101-92 victory over Phoenix on Tuesday, getting 19 points from Carlos Boozer at US Airways Center.

The Warriors were a 91-75 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Bobcats. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (166) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Warriors endured a 91-75 loss at the hands of the Bobcats on Tuesday, despite a 17-point effort from Stephen Curry at Oracle Arena.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bulls rank No. 10 in the league with 44.58 per game. That compares with Golden State’s No. 2 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Golden State is the NBA’s No. 5-ranked team at 9.27 per game, while the Bulls rate No. 28 with 5.88 per contest.

Next up:
Chicago at Los Angeles, Sunday, February 9th
Golden State at Phoenix, Saturday, February 8th