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Kings vs Bulls NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Sacramento Kings at Chicago Bulls
- Where: Chicago at United Center
- Date: Wednesday, March 15th
- Betting Odds CHI -1, SAC -114 | CHI -107 O/U 239.5
The Kings come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 40-27. So far, the team has gone 36-30-1 against the spread. Over the team’s past 3 games, Sacramento has an overall record of 2-1, including going 2-1 against the spread.
Not only did the Kings drop their last game to the Bucks. But they also picked up an ATS loss, as they fell by a score of 133-124 as 4 point underdogs. Sacramento let an opportunity for a win slip away as they held a lead going into the 2nd half of action. Leading the team in scoring was De’Aaron Fox, as he contributed 35 points while hitting 56.5% of his shots.
So far, the Bulls have put together an overall record of 31-36, while going 33-34-0 vs the spread. The Bulls entered today’s game having picked up 2 straight wins. This has come on an average scoring differential of 14.5 points per game.
The Bulls will look to keep things rolling, as they previously beat the Rockets by a score of 119-111. Heading into the game, they were 7 point favorites against the spread, giving them an ATS win. Chicago went on to win the game, despite trailing by 1 going into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was Zach LaVine, as he contributed 36 points while hitting 53.8% of his shots.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Kings picked up the 110-101 win over the Bulls. The Kings point margin of victory was enough to cover the spread as 3.0 point favorite. This has been the only matchup between the two teams this season. Similar to their season-long average, the Kings averaged 115.0 points per game vs the Bulls. Similar to the Kings, the Bulls scored at a rate near the league average. In their games vs Sacramento, the team averaged 114.0 points per game. Through the last 5 matchups between the teams, Chicago has an ATS mark of 3-2. But, looking at the scoring margin in these games, an average of just 1 points per game separates the teams. A combined average of 231 points per game was achieved in these matchups, leading to an over-under mark of 3-2.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
Heading into play, the Kings offense is rated 1st in the league in scoring, averaging 121.3 points per contest. The Kings come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 13.5 made 3’s per game. In addition to their strong outside shooting numbers, the team is playing at one of the fastest paces in the NBA, averaging 101.0 possessions per contest.
Against the Bulls, the Kings will need a stronger defensive effort as they are ranked just 29th in points allowed.
On offense, De’Aaron Fox leads the Kings in scoring at 25.5 points per game, placing him 18th in the NBA. Overall, Fox has hit 51.3% of his shots while accounting for 21.1% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 1st in points allowed to point-guards. At 19.0 points per game, Domantas Sabonis is the 2nd leading scorer for the Kings. For the season, he is 25th in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 61.0%.
The Bulls come into today’s game as the 19th ranked scoring offense at 113.2 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 10.3 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 11th in fewest turnovers per game.
Defensively, Chicago has had its problems giving up an average of 112.0 points per game (17th).
Shooting Guard Zach LaVine currently leads the Bulls at 24.9 points per game. For the season, he is 36th in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 20.9% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, LaVine is averaging 4.8 boards and 4.0 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 12th ranked defense at defending shooting guards. DeMar DeRozan enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 61 games, he is averaging 25.0 and is 45th in the league in player efficiency rating.
Kings vs Bulls Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Kings -1.0
- Free Total Prediction: Over 239.5