Chicago Bulls at Oklahoma City Thunder - 1/24/22 NBA Picks and Prediction

Chicago Bulls at Oklahoma City Thunder - 1/24/22 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

Oklahoma City Thunder (14-32) vs Chicago Bulls (28-16)

Game Info: Monday, January 24, 2022 at 8:00 pm (Paycom Center)

Betting Odds: Oklahoma City Thunder +1.5 -- Over/Under: 214.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Chicago Bulls and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Monday in NBA action at the Paycom Center. The Chicago Bulls need a win after losing seven of their last nine games. The Oklahoma City Thunder look to snap a five-game losing streak.

The Chicago Bulls are averaging 110.3 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 108.6 points on 46.2 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 26 points and 4.8 assists, while Zach LaVine is averaging 24.9 points and 4.8 rebounds. Nikola Vucevic is the third double-digit scorer and Lonzo Ball is dishing 5.1 assists. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 81 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.7 rebounds per game.

The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 100.3 points on 41.6 percent shooting and allowing 107.8 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 22.8 points and 4.8 rebounds, while Luguentz Dort is averaging 16.1 points and 3.9 rebounds. Josh Giddey is the third double-digit scorer and Darius Bazley is grabbing 6.2 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 31 percent from beyond the arc and 76.5 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.8 rebounds per game.

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The Bulls are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 Monday games. The Thunder are 7-1-1 ATS in their last 9 home games and 14-5-1 ATS in their last 20 games overall. The over is 4-1-1 in Bulls last 6 overall. The under is 4-0 in Thunder last 4 overall. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Oklahoma City and 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.

The Chicago Bulls are the better team and in the better situation, but they're also banged up and just lost to the Magic last night. On the end of a back to back, I'm not excited to back the Bulls in the favorite role. I'm just not. Yes, the Oklahoma City Thunder have issues of their own, but they're also 14-7-1 against the spread at home and 29-16-1 against the spread on the season. If forced to pick this contest, give me OKC at home and the free bucket. 

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Randy’s Pick Oklahoma City Thunder +1.5

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