Check out our free Bulls vs Nets pick and preview for this NBA game in Brooklyn. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this NBA matchup.
Bulls vs Nets NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Chicago Bulls at Brooklyn Nets
- Where: Brooklyn at Barclays Center
- Date: Thursday, February 9th
- Betting Odds BKN -3, CHI +128 | BKN -155 O/U OFF
So far, the Bulls have put together an overall record of 26-28, while going 29-25-0 vs the spread. Over the team’s past 3 games, Chicago has an overall record of 2-1, including going 2-1 against the spread.
Chicago is trying to bounce back from a 104-89 loss to the Grizzlies. Going into this game, the team was 9 point underdogs on the spread, giving them an ATS loss. Chicago struggled throughout the game, as they were not able to chip away at a 10 point halftime deficit. Leading the team in scoring was Nikola Vucevic, as he contributed 28 points while hitting 46.2% of his shots.
The Nets come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 32-22. So far, the team has gone 28-25-1 against the spread. Against the Bulls, the Nets are looking to break out of a 2 game losing streak. These defeats have come on an average scoring differential of -6.0 points per contest.
Brooklyn will be gunning to get in the win column vs Chicago, as they previously lost to the Suns by a score of 116-112. However, because they entered as 7 point underdogs, they came away with an ATS win. Brooklyn was not able to make a comeback in this matchup, as they went into the half down by 6. Leading the team in scoring was Cam Thomas, as he contributed 43 points while hitting 47.8% of his shots.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
I Similar to their season-long average, the Bulls averaged 113.67 points per game vs the Nets. Just like the Bulls, the Nets maintained their usual level of scoring in head-to-head matchups, averaging 113.33 points per game vs Chicago. Over the last 5 head to head meetings, the Bulls have averaged 114 points per game compared to 110 for Brooklyn. This has led to an ATS record of 4-1 for Chicago. In these matchups, the teams have put together an over-under mark of 1-4. Combined, they averaged 224 points in these games.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
Through 54 games, the Bulls are averaging 114.3 points per contest, placing them 17th in the NBA. Coming into today’s game, the Bulls will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 10.6 made 3’s per game. Not only is the Chicago offense struggling with their outside shot, but they are also getting to the charity stripe at a below average rate. So far, they are the 16th ranked team in made free-throws per contest.
Defensively, Chicago has had its problems giving up an average of 112.0 points per game (17th).
One situation to keep an eye on leading up the game is the availability of DeMar DeRozan, as he is currently questionable on the injury report. If he is able to play, the team will have it’s 1-2 punch availble as DeRozan leads the team in scoring at 25.9 points per game while LaVine is 2nd at 23.6. For the season, DeRozan is 32nd in the NBA in usage rate and 43rd in player efficiency. Behind him, LaVine has taken 20.3% of the team’s field goal attempts, connecting at a rate of 46.4%.
This season, the Brooklyn offense has had their problems scoring the ball as they are a below average unit at 114.4 points per game. The Nets come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 12.4 made 3’s per game. Despite shooting the ball well from outside, Brooklyn has not done a good job taking care of the ball. So far, they are averaging 13.6 turnovers per game.
On defense, the Nets will look for some improved play, as they are currently the 18th ranked unit in points allowed per game.
Brooklyn will be counting Spencer Dinwiddie to put together a strong scoring performance vs the Chicago, as Kevin Durant has been ruled out for today’s game. So far, Durant leads the team in scoring at 29.7 points per game. Dinwiddie is 2nd on the team at 17.7 points per contest, which sits 70.0th in the NBA. In his 53 games, he has hit 45.5% of his field goal attempts, and is grabbing 3.1 rebounds per game.
Bulls vs Nets Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Bulls +3
- Free Total Prediction: Under OFF