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Chicago BullsNew Jersey Nets
March 17, 7:00 PM | Prudential Center

Chicago Bulls vs New Jersey Nets Odds

48-18TEAM RECORD22-43

New Jersey looks to cover the Nets-Bulls pointspread on Thursday and improve its overall 22-43 mark when they host Chicago in NBA action.

New Jersey battles the Bulls, currently with a 48-18 mark (42-23-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 31-33-1 for the Nets and 25-41 for the Bulls.

View Chicago vs New Jersey Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 2-rated Bulls taking on the No. 26-rated Nets in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 102-90 win for the Bulls on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bulls rank No. 2 in the league with 44.4 per game. That compares with New Jersey’s No. 14 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where New Jersey is the NBA’s No. 21-ranked team at 5.5 per game, while the Bulls rate No. 17 with 6.2 per contest.

Defensively, the Bulls feature the league's No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 93.4 points per game. New Jersey, meanwhile, comes in at No. 28 in the league in scoring at home.

Chicago won its last outing, a 98-79 result against the Wizards on March 15. The Bulls covered in that game as a 15-point favorite, while the 177 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Chicago earned a 98-79 victory over Washington on Tuesday, getting 23 points from Derrick Rose at United Center.

The Nets were an 88-79 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Celtics. They covered the 5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (167) made winners of UNDER bettors. Brook Lopez scored 20 points leading the Nets to an 88-79 victory over Boston at Prudential Center on Monday.

Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Indiana are 7-3
After playing Washington are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

New Jersey Nets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 0-10
Before playing Milwaukee are 2-8
After playing Boston are 0-10
After a win are 6-4

A few Bulls at Nets trends to consider:
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chicago's last 7 games when playing on the road against New Jersey
Chicago is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 6 games on the road
New Jersey is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
New Jersey is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
New Jersey is 16-1 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 6 of New Jersey's last 7 games when playing at home against Chicago

Next up:
Chicago at Indiana, Friday, March 18
New Jersey at Milwaukee, Friday, March 18