The Chicago Bulls’ playoff fate remains up in the air, but the good news for fans in the Windy City is they play the NBA-worst Brooklyn Nets tonight in their regular-season finale. Chicago can clinch a postseason spot with a win over the lowly Nets. Sportsbooks opened Brooklyn as 13.5-point underdogs with an OVER/UNDER of 213.5.
– Shark Bites
- The total has gone UNDER in the Nets’ last three games against the Bulls.
- The visiting team is 6-2 ATS in its last eight games in this matchup.
- The Bulls are 6-1 SU and 5-2 ATS in their last seven games after losing the previous game in a matchup.
The Bulls would have already been in the playoffs if they were able to beat lesser teams, as Chicago lost to the New York Knicks and the Nets in the last eight days to make tonight’s contest more important. Chicago bounced back by hammering Orlando 122-75 on Monday, however.
Brooklyn is winning at the worst possible time, but since the Boston Celtics own their first-round pick it won’t directly impact the franchise like other teams right now (looking at you, Los Angeles Lakers). The Nets have won seven of their last 12 tilts heading into this one.
Chicago took three straight and five of six in the series before falling to Brooklyn on Saturday.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Chicago Bulls installed as -8.5-point favorites in this particular NBA matchup. The over-under betting line for the total number of point scored was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 213.5.
Odds – Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 111-101 win for the Bulls on Wednesday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.
Brooklyn Nets vs Chicago Bulls Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Supporters of the Brooklyn Nets have seen them go 20-61 and 40-38-3 ATS so far this NBA season, while the Chicago Bulls are at 40-41 and 41-40 ATS. In Over/Under totals betting, the Bulls are 34-47, while the Brooklyn Nets are 40-38-3. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Brooklyn injuries news.
The Odds – Shark betting Power Rankings have the Chicago Bulls at No. 18 and the Brooklyn Nets at No. 14 heading into this NBA contest.
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Brooklyn Nets rank No. 11 in the league with 43.85 per game. That compares with Chicago’s No. 3 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Chicago is the NBA’s No. 28-ranked team at 7.52 per game, while the Brooklyn Nets rate No. 5 with 10.79 per contest.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Jeremy Lin scored 26 points for Brooklyn on Monday, but the Celtics managed a 114-105 victory over the Nets at TD Garden.
The battle between the Bulls and Magic didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Orlando was handed a 122-75 defeat on Monday at United Center.
- Brooklyn is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
- Brooklyn is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Brooklyn’s last 9 games
- Brooklyn is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
- Chicago is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games
- Chicago is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago’s last 5 games
- Chicago is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
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