Sacramento Kings at Chicago Bulls - 2/20/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Chicago Bulls (12-16) vs Sacramento Kings (12-16)
Game Info: Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 9:00 pm (United Center)
Betting Odds: Chicago Bulls +2.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Sacramento Kings and Chicago Bulls meet Saturday in NBA action at the United Center.
The Sacramento Kings need a win to snap a five-game losing streak. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 113.7 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 119.3 points on 48.6 percent shooting. De'Aaron Fox is averaging 22.8 points and 3.3 rebounds while Harrison Barnes is averaging 15.8 points and 3.4 assists. Buddy Hield is the third double-digit scorer and Marvin Bagley III is grabbing 7.5 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 71.7 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 39.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.1 rebounds per game.
The Chicago Bulls look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 114.6 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 115.4 points on 47.6 percent shooting. Zach LaVine is averaging 28.2 points and 5.2 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 2.3 assists. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 79.4 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game.
The Kings are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bulls are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games and 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games as an underdog. The over is 4-0 in Kings last 4 overall. The over is 8-3 in Bulls last 11 games as an underdog. The Kings are 16-4-1 ATS in the last 21 meetings in Chicago and 12-5-1 ATS in the last 18 meetings.
I'm not laying chalk with a Sacramento Kings club that's losing their last five games by an average of 10.4 points while allowing 52.2 percent shooting from the field. The Chicago Bulls are on the end of a back to back, but they've still been kind to us in the underdog role and are probably the better team here overall. This line seems fishy. Give me the Bulls and the free bucket anyway.