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Spurs vs Bulls NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: San Antonio Spurs at Chicago Bulls
  • Where: Chicago at United Center
  • Date: Monday, February 6th
  • Betting Odds CHI -10.5, SA +422 | CHI -583 O/U 237.5

The Spurs come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 14-39. So far, the team has gone 23-30-0 against the spread. Today, the Spurs will be looking to snap a 8 game losing streak. In these games, they have an average scoring differential of -15.62 points.

San Antonio is trying to bounce back from a 137-125 loss to the 76ers. Going into this game, the team was 10 point underdogs on the spread, giving them an ATS loss. San Antonio got off to a slow start, trailing by 12 points going into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was Malaki Branham, as he contributed 26 points while hitting 68.8% of his shots.

The Bulls come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 25-27. So far, the team has gone 28-24-0 against the spread. Chicago comes into the game having rattled off 2 straight wins. In these victories, the team has an average scoring margin of 12.0 points per game

In their previous game, the Bulls took down the Trail Blazers by a score of 129-121. Not only did they come away with a straight up win, but they also covered the spread as 3 point favorites. Chicago went on to win the game, despite trailing by 11 going into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was Zach LaVine, as he contributed 36 points while hitting 61.1% of his shots.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

I In last year’s head-to-head meetings, the Spurs averaged 120.0 points per game vs Chicago, which was an increase over their season-long average. On the other side, the Bulls also experienced an uptick in scoring during head-to-head matchups, averaging 121.0 points per game vs San Antonio. Over the last 5 head to head meetings, the Spurs have averaged 119 points per game compared to 113 for Chicago. This has led to an ATS record of 4-1 for San Antonio. Over the course of these games, they averaged 232 points per game, leading a 3-2 over-under record.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

Through 53 games, San Antonio is averaging 112.8 points per game (21st). Coming into today’s game, the Spurs will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 10.5 made 3’s per game. If the San Antonio offense is going to turn things around, not only do they need to improve their outside shooting but they must do a better job protecting the ball. Currently, they are averaging 15.0 turnovers per game.

On defense, the Spurs will look for some improved play, as they are currently the 23rd ranked unit in points allowed per game.

Right now there are question marks across the board heading into this game for the Spurs as there is a chance they will be without their two leading scorers vs the Bulls. Before getting any money down on this game, be sure to check who is available, as Keldon Johnson and Tre Jones have a combined scoring average of 34.5 points per game. For the season, Johnson is 123rd in the NBA in player efficiency and 1st in usage percentage. Through 47 games, he has a field goal percentage of 43.8%. If he is able to take the floor, he will be facing a defense that is 29th in points allowed to small-forwards.

This season, the Chicago offense has had their problems scoring the ball as they are a below average unit at 114.6 points per game. When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Bulls are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 100.0 per contest. Although the team tends to play at a more deliberate pace, they are currently one of the more efficient shooting teams, connecting on field goal attempts at a rate of 49.1%.

Defensively, Chicago has had its problems giving up an average of 112.0 points per game (17th).

This season, the Bulls offense has primarily worked through DeMar DeRozan and Zach LaVine who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 49 games, DeRozan is 17th in the NBA at 26.0 points per game. So far, him and LaVine have accounted for 42% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 49.6 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Zach LaVine is grabbing 4.8 rebounds for Chicago to go along with 4.2 assists.

Spurs vs Bulls Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Bulls -10.5
  • Free Total Prediction: Under 237.5