Chicago Bulls at Utah Jazz - 4/2/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Utah Jazz (36-11) vs Chicago Bulls (19-27)
Game Info: Friday, April 2, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Vivint Smart Home Arena)
Betting Odds: Utah Jazz -13.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Chicago Bulls square off Friday night with the Utah Jazz in NBA action at Vivint Smart Home Arena.
The Chicago Bulls need a win here to snap a five-game losing streak. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 112.7 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 114 points on 47.6 percent shooting. Zach LaVine is averaging 27.5 points and 4.8 assists while Nikola Vucevic is averaging 22 points and 9.3 rebounds. Lauri Markkanen is the third double-digit scorer and Coby White is dishing 4.6 assists. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 80.5 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game.
The Utah Jazz look for another victory to build on their seven-game winning streak. The Utah Jazz are averaging 116.8 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 107.5 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 25.7 points and 5.5 assists while Jordan Clarkson is averaging 17.3 points and 2.1 assists. Mike Conley is the third double-digit scorer and Rudy Gobert is grabbing 13.3 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 39.6 percent from beyond the arc and 78.5 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.3 rebounds per game.
The Bulls are 16-6 ATS in their last 22 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Jazz are 19-7 ATS in their last 26 home games and 27-12 ATS in their last 39 games overall. The under is 8-3 in Bulls last 11 overall. The under is 5-2 in Jazz last 7 overall. The under is 9-2-1 in the last 12 meetings in Utah and 19-7-1 in the last 27 meetings.
The Chicago Bulls have had great covering success on the road this season, but they're riding a five-game losing streak and are losing those games by an average of 13.8 points. The Utah Jazz are winning their last five games by an average of 18.4 points and are 30-17 against the spread on the season as well as 17-5 against the spread at home. You're sitting on a pile of cash if you just blindly back the Jazz every game. If it's not broken, don't fix it.