Washington Wizards at Chicago Bulls - 2/8/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Chicago Bulls (9-13) vs Washington Wizards (5-15)
Game Info: Monday, February 8, 2021 at 8:00 pm (United Center)
Betting Odds: Chicago Bulls -2 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Washington Wizards and Chicago Bulls square off Monday night in NBA basketball at the United Center.
The Washington Wizards need a win after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 115.2 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 121.2 points on 48.7 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 33.3 points and five rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 20 points and nine assists. Rui Hachimura is the third double-digit scorer and Davis Bertans is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75.8 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 39.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.3 rebounds per game.
The Chicago Bulls need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 115.1 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 116.2 points on 47.6 percent shooting. Zach LaVine is averaging 27 points and 5.3 assists while Lauri Markkanen is averaging 19.1 points and 6.1 rebounds. Coby White is the third double-digit scorer and Wendell Carter Jr. is dishing 2.4 assists. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and 79.4 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game.
The Wizards are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Bulls are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 6-1 in Wizards last 7 road games. The under is 5-2 in Bulls last 7 overall. The Wizards are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Chicago and 1-7 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
As I've mentioned in previous write ups, the Washington Wizards aren't a team I'm looking to back regardless of what the line is or who they're playing. The Wizards don't play a lick of defense, their best player doesn't look like he wants to be around half the time and they're losing their last five games by an average of 10.8 points. It also doesn't hurt that the Bulls have been pretty decent this season, at least on offense. I'll gladly lay the bucket.