Check out our free Bulls vs Kings pick and preview for this NBA game in Sacramento. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this NBA matchup.

Bulls vs Kings NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Chicago Bulls at Sacramento Kings
  • Where: Sacramento at Golden 1 Center
  • Date: Sunday, December 4th
  • Betting Odds SAC -2.5, CHI +117 | SAC -142 O/U 238.0

The Bulls come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 9-13. So far, the team has gone 11-11-0 against the spread. Today, the Bulls will be looking to snap a 2 game losing streak. In these games, they have an average scoring differential of -13.5 points.

Not only did the Bulls drop their last game to the Warriors. But they also picked up an ATS loss, as they fell by a score of 119-111 as 7 point underdogs. Chicago got off to a slow start, trailing by 11 points going into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was Nikola Vucevic, as he contributed 23 points while hitting 52.9% of his shots.

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So far, the Kings have put together an overall record of 12-9, while going 13-7-1 vs the spread. In today’s game, Sacramento will look to extend their 2 game winning streak. Over this stretch, they have an average scoring margin of 25.0 points.

The Kings will look to keep things rolling, as they previously beat the Clippers by a score of 123-96. Heading into the game, they were 3 point favorites against the spread, giving them an ATS win. Sacramento played well enough in the second half to prevent the Clippers from making things interesting down the stretch, as they led by 22 going into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was Domantas Sabonis, as he contributed 24 points while hitting 90.9% of his shots.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

In last season’s head-to-head matchups, the teams split the season series. In these games, each team won on their home floor. Similar to their season-long average, the Bulls averaged 114.0 points per game vs the Kings. Similar to the Bulls, the Kings scored at a rate near the league average. In their games vs Chicago, the team averaged 115.0 points per game. Although the Bulls have the better ATS mark across the previous 5 head-head matchups at 3-2, the average scoring margin sits in favor of Sacramento, as they averaged 114 points per game while allowing 111. Over the course of these games, they averaged 225 points per game, leading a 3-2 over-under record.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

The Bulls come into today’s game as the 17th ranked scoring offense at 112.0 points per game. Coming into today’s game, the Bulls will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 10.2 made 3’s per game. If the Chicago offense is going to improve, they must continue to do a good job avoiding turnovers. Currently, the unit is 12th in fewest turnovers per game.

Against the Kings, the Bulls will need a stronger defensive effort as they are ranked just 17th in points allowed.

On offense, DeMar DeRozan leads the Bulls in scoring at 25.82 points per game, placing him 16th in the NBA. Overall, DeRozan has hit 51.0% of his shots while accounting for 20.5% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 9th in points allowed to small-forwards. At 20.94 points per game, Zach LaVine is the 2nd leading scorer for the Bulls. For the season, he is 145th in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting an effective field goal percentage of 18.86.

Sacramento will look to continue with their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 120.0 points per game (2nd). The Kings come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 13.6 made 3’s per game. If the Sacramento offense is going to continue to produce at a high level, they will need to do a better job taking care of the ball as they are turning the ball over at an above-average rate.

On defense, the Kings will look for some improved play, as they are currently the 29th ranked unit in points allowed per game.

This season, the Kings offense has primarily worked through De’Aaron Fox and Domantas Sabonis who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 20 games, Fox is 24th in the NBA at 23.5 points per game. so far, him and Sabonis have accounted for 31% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 40.5 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Domantas Sabonis is grabbing 10.67 rebounds for Sacramento to go along with 6.38 assists.

Bulls vs Kings Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Kings -2.5
  • Free Total Prediction: Over 238.0

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