Chicago Bulls vs. Sacramento Kings - 1/24/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Sacramento Kings (15-29) at Chicago Bulls (17-29)
NBA Basketball: Friday, January 24, 2020 at 8:00 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Bulls -2 -- Over/Under: 221 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Sacramento Kings and Chicago Bulls meet Friday in NBA action at the United Center.
The Sacramento Kings need a win here to snap a six-game losing streak. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 106.8 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 110.5 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Buddy Hield is averaging 20 points and five rebounds while De’Aaron Fox is averaging 19.2 points and 7.2 assists. Harrison Barnes is the third double-digit scorer and Bogdan Bogdanovic is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 76.8 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.5 rebounds per game. The Sacramento Kings have lost seven of their last eight road games.
The Chicago Bulls look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 105.9 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 107.9 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Zach LaVine is averaging 25 points and 4.7 rebounds while Lauri Markkanen is averaging 15 points and 6.5 rebounds. Wendell Carter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Cody White is dishing 2.2 assists. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 76.8 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.7 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls have won three straight home games.
The Kings are 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games and 5-15-1 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The Bulls are 17-35 ATS in their last 52 home games, 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Friday games. The over is 6-0 in Kings last 6 overall. The over is 4-1 in Bulls last 5 home games. The Kings are 13-3-1 ATS in the last 17 meetings in Chicago and 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The under is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in Chicago and 9-4 in the last 13 meetings.
The Sacramento Kings aren't improving their play at all during this six-game losing streak where they're losing by an average of 10.8 points and allowing 49.6 percent shooting from the field. The Chicago Bulls have won three straight home games and have actually been pretty tough at home overall where they lose by just an average of .8 points. We have a Kings team that appears to have thrown in the towel and a Bulls team that plays hard despite the losses. I'll lay the bucket with the Bulls at home.