Chicago Bulls vs. Washington Wizards - 2/23/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Washington Wizards (20-34) at Chicago Bulls (19-38)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 7:00 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Bulls -1 -- Over/Under: 231.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Washington Wizards and Chicago Bulls meet Sunday in NBA action at the United Center.
The Washington Wizards look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 115.5 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 119.7 points on 48.6 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 29.1 points and 6.1 assists while Davis Bertans is averaging 14.9 points and 4.7 rebounds. Rui Hachimura is the third double-digit scorer and Thomas Bryant is grabbing 7.3 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 78.1 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.5 rebounds per game. The Washington Wizards have lost six of their last eight road games.
The Chicago Bulls need a win to snap an eight-game losing streak. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 106.4 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 109.5 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Zach LaVine is averaging 25.3 points and 4.8 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 2.4 assists. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 76.2 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.4 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls have lost three straight home games.
The Wizards are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The over is 11-4-1 in the last 16 meetings in Chicago.
The Washington Wizards just beat the Bulls by 12 points two weeks ago, and they're playing the better basketball entering this contest and have a rest advantage. The Chicago Bulls are one of the more banged up teams in the league, so it's not a surprise they've lost eight straight and are losing their last five games by an average of 12.4 points while allowing 52.9 percent shooting from the field. I've said before a few times, I want nothing to do with the Bulls in their current form. Give me the rested Wizards and the free point.