Warriors vs Bulls Prediction - NBA Picks 1/12/24

Chicago Bulls (18-21) vs Golden State Warriors (17-20)

Game Info: Friday, January 12, 2024 at 8:00 pm (United Center)

Betting Odds: Chicago Bulls -3.5 -- Over/Under: 229.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Golden State Warriors travel to the United Center to do battle with the Chicago Bulls on Friday night. Here’s a Warriors vs Bulls Prediction.

Golden State Warriors

The Golden State Warriors have been mired in their worst slump of the season as they've lost six of their last eight games and they will be hoping to snap a two-game skid after getting routed by the Pelicans in a 141-105 loss on Wednesday. Moses Moody led the team in scoring with 21 points off the bench, Trayce Jackson-Davis added 19 points while Stephen Curry chipped in with 15 points and six assists. As a team, the Warriors shot just 43 percent from the field and 12 of 39 from the 3-point line, but they were never in the contest after allowing the Pelicans to explode for a ridiculous 46 points in the first quarter.

Golden State Warriors Player Facts

  • Stephen Curry ranks 1st amongst qualified players for FT% (92.2%) this season.
  • Klay Thompson ranks T4th amongst qualified players for FT% (90.7%) this season.

Chicago Bulls

Meanwhile, the Chicago Bulls have been heating up recently as they are now gunning for a fourth straight victory after outlasting the Rockets in a 124-119 overtime home win on Wednesday. Coby White led the team with 30 points and eight assists, Zach LaVine added 25 points with 13 rebounds and seven assists, DeMar DeRozan scored 19 points while Nikola Vucevi tallied 18 points with 15 rebounds and three assists. As a team, the Bulls shot 44 percent from the field and 19 of 47 from the 3-point line as they looked to be in trouble when they squandered a 16-point lead in the fourth quarter, but they kept their composure and played solid defense to restrict the Rockets to just seven points in overtime to escape with their second straight overtime victory.

Chicago Bulls Player Facts

  • Nikola Vucevic ranks 8th amongst qualified players for rebounds per game (10.4) this season.
  • DeMar DeRozan ranks 8th amongst qualified Forwards for assists per game (5.4) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Bulls rank 30th in the league for Q1 points per game this season (25.6).
  • The Bulls rank 30th in the league for H1 points per game this season (51.4).
  • The Warriors rank 3rd in the league for rebounds per game this season (46.3).
  • The Warriors rank 3rd in the league for offensive rebounds per game this season (12.9).

Warriors vs Bulls Prediction

The Warriors are still missing Draymond Green and Chris Paul as of this writing, while the Bulls are again without Torrey Craig. The Warriors just haven't been able to get anything going lately and their big loss to the Pelicans really was a confidence killer, especially for Curry who is used to killing the Pelicans. The Warriors are still capable of pulling off the minor upset on the road, but the Bulls are clearly the team in better form and I think they represent decent value with the line so short here.

 

Peter’s Pick Chicago -3.5

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