Brooklyn Nets at Chicago Bulls - 1/4/23 NBA Picks and Prediction
Chicago Bulls (16-21) vs Brooklyn Nets (25-12)
Game Info: Wednesday, January 4, 2023 at 8:00 pm (United Center)
Betting Odds: Chicago Bulls +5 -- Over/Under: 233.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Brooklyn Nets and Chicago Bulls meet Wednesday in NBA action at the United Center. The Brooklyn Nets have won 12 straight games. The Chicago Bulls have split their last 10 games.
The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 115.2 points on 51.5 percent shooting and allowing 110.8 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 29.6 points and 5.5 assists, while Kyrie Irving is averaging 26.2 points and 5.1 rebounds. Nic Claxton is the third double-digit scorer and TJ Warren is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 39.3 percent from beyond the arc and 80 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.6 rebounds per game.
The Chicago Bulls are averaging 114.3 points on 48.6 percent shooting and allowing 115.6 points on 47.8 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 26.7 points and 4.9 assists, while Zach LaVine is averaging 22.7 points and 4.3 rebounds. Nikola Vucevic is the third double-digit scorer and Ayo Dosunmu is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 81.9 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 37.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.1 rebounds per game.
The Nets are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Bulls are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The under is 7-3 in Nets last 10 games playing on 1 days rest. The over is 5-1 in Bulls last 6 overall. The Nets are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Chicago.
The Brooklyn Nets have not only won 12 straight games, but they're winning their last 5 games by an average of 16 points while shooting 55.9 percent from the field. The Chicago Bulls have been a mess majority of the season, they're banged up, and their defense has been well below average. You can argue this line should be steeper than what it is. Give me the Nets and the reasonable chalk.
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Randy’s Pick Brooklyn Nets -5
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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