The NBA season is in full swing, and on Friday, the Brooklyn Nets will take on the Chicago Bulls at the United Center. The Nets come into this game with a record of 34-24, while the Bulls have a record of 26-33. In this post, we will analyze the pre-game information and provide our opinion on who we think will win the game.
Before we delve into the game analysis, let’s look at the injury list.
The Nets have F. Ben Simmons listed as questionable due to a knee injury.
On the other hand, the Bulls will be without Lonzo Ball (knee) and Javonte Green (knee), while Goran Dragic’s leg status is uncertain.
Based on the pre-game information, we predict that the Nets will win this game with a score of 112-109. Brooklyn has maintained a decent record despite the absence of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. On the other hand, the Bulls have lost their last six games, which is a cause for concern.
While the Bulls are predicted to win at home, we will side with the NETS (+115) on the moneyline. The Nets have a well-rounded squad, even without Irving and Durant, while the Bulls have been struggling lately, and the roster has not performed well together.
Against The Spread:
We recommend taking the NETS +2.5 (-115) on the spread. Although the Nets’ moneyline has a better value at such a small spread, we believe the Nets will win by at least three points. In their most recent encounter, the Nets defeated the Bulls by an 11-point margin, despite Chicago fielding its customary starting lineup of F DeMar DeRozan, G Zach LaVine, and C Nikola Vucevic. Furthermore, the Bulls are 0-6 ATS in their last six games overall and 0-5 ATS in their previous five games after an ATS defeat.
The Nets have been playing more slowly since dealing Irving and Durant, so we recommend taking the UNDER 222.5 (-110) on the total. In the previous ten meetings between these squads, the Under was 9-1.
In conclusion, the Nets seem to have the edge over the Bulls in this matchup. We recommend taking the NETS on the moneyline, against the spread, and the UNDER on the total. Remember to sign up for our email list to receive more free picks in the future!