The San Antonio Spurs have been road warriors this year by winning all 13 games away from home. Gregg Popovich’s crew will try to complete a sweep of the current three-game road trip when they visit the Chicago Bulls on Thursday. Sportsbooks opened the Spurs as 3.5-point road favorites with an OVER/UNDER of 198.
– Shark Bites
- The total has gone UNDER in 12 of the Spurs’ last 17 games against the Bulls.
- The total has gone UNDER in eight of the Bulls’ last nine games after losing the previous game in a matchup.
- The Bulls are 5-2 SU and 6-1 ATS in their last seven games as underdog.
Chicago has lost three in a row since toppling Cleveland, and poor defense is the major reason. The Bulls have given up an average of 107 points in losses to Dallas, Portland and Detroit.
San Antonio is playing without starting point guard Tony Parker, as the Frenchman has missed three of the last four games with a thigh injury. Parker is officially listed as questionable for tonight’s contest. In his place, Argentinian rookie Nicolas Laprovittola has filled in admirably. Laprovittola scored 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting on Tuesday.
Betting on San Antonio as favorites hasn’t been a profitable endeavor lately. The Spurs are 1-4 ATS in their past five when labeled as faves.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
The visiting San Antonio Spurs betting line opened this morning as -3.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds – Shark (including Bovada), while the total was hovering around 199 at BetOnline and other betting odds shops.
Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds – Shark pick a 98-97 result in favor of the Spurs. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.
San Antonio Spurs vs Chicago Bulls Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The San Antonio Spurs will try to spoil the party on Thursday; they are 10-11-1 ATS against the betting spread this NBA season, while the Chicago Bulls are 12-9 ATS. San Antonio is 12-10 vs the betting total points scored; Chicago is 8-13. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs San Antonio injuries news.
This game matches up the No. 8 (Chicago Bulls) and the No. 7 (Spurs) teams in the league, according to our current NBA betting Power Rankings at Odds – Shark .
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Chicago’s No. 2-rated NBA squad against San Antonio’s No. 27-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Chicago rates No. 30 in the league with 6.43 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 16 with 8.82 per outing.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Kawhi Leonard went off for 31 points and added 1 rebounds leading San Antonio to a 105-91 win over Minnesota on Tuesday at Target Center.
The Bulls got a terrific 32-point performance from Jimmy Butler but Detroit handed them a 102-91 defeat on Tuesday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
- San Antonio is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
- San Antonio is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Antonio’s last 5 games
- San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
- Chicago is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
- Chicago is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago’s last 6 games
- Chicago is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
San Antonio home to Brooklyn, Saturday, December 10th
Chicago home to Miami, Saturday, December 10th