Chicago Bulls vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Pick

Chicago Bulls vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Pick

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Chicago Bulls
vs.
Oklahoma City Thunder

Date/Time: February 24th, 9:30 pm EST

Television: ESPN

NBA Odds from UcaBet

Point Spread: OKC -9.5

Total: 194.5

 

NBA Betting Trends

Chicago Bulls

  • Chicago is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Oklahoma City
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chicago’s last 7 games when playing Oklahoma City
  • Chicago is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Oklahoma City
  • Chicago is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago’s last 6 games

Oklahoma City Thunder

  • Oklahoma City is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Chicago
  • Oklahoma City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Chicago
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oklahoma City’s last 7 games when playing Chicago
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oklahoma City’s last 7 games at home
  • Oklahoma City is 20-2 SU in its last 22 games at home

 

NBA – February 24th

Two of the top teams in NBA betting will meet on Sunday night at the Chesapeake Energy Arena, where the Chicago Bulls will look for a road ‘W’ against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Chicago has been all over the place the last several games. The team clocked the Charlotte Bobcats by 30 on Friday night, but the night before, it was beaten by the Miami Heat by 21. There have been a few great offensive games like the 105 points put up against Charlotte, and some hideous ones against the Heat (67 points) and the Boston Celtics (69 points). The truth of the matter is that the Bulls missed out on a great chance to add a pure scorer like G JJ Redick at the trade deadline, and unless G Derrick Rose comes back into the fold at some point, the fact that they don’t have a pure scorer is likely going to lead to their demise in the postseason. Teams like this Oklahoma City outfit are very tough to beat in situations like this, especially when the Bulls are turning the ball over a ton without having the ability to make a big jump in the right direction with runs and three-point field goals.

Oklahoma City got back to its winning ways on Friday, beating the snot out of the Minnesota Timberwolves 127-111. The offense for the Thunder has been flat out awesome at times this year, averaging over 106 points per game. Games like the one against Minnesota where they shot 48-of-83 from the floor are tremendous results, though there have been some bad games in the mix like the one against the Utah Jazz as well. F Kevin Durant is now averaging 28.9 points and 7.5 rebounds per game, while G Russell Westbrook is up to 22.9 points, 8.1 assists, and 5.3 boards per night. Durant is the man that is really pacing this offense from a shooting perspective, hitting 51.6 percent of his shots from the floor and 42.6 percent from downtown. If not for the play of F LeBron James this year with the Miami Heat, we would be talking about Durant as the MVP of the league by a country mile.

Prediction:

This just isn’t a good matchup for the Bulls. They aren’t a great offensive team as it is, and now, they are going to be asked to run up and down the court against an Oklahoma City outfit that is destined to put up at least 100 in virtually every game that it plays. Go with the Thunder to strike down the Bulls on Sunday night. Oklahoma City 106 – Chicago 94

Adam Markowitz

is a staff writer living in the Orlando area. He has covered NFL, MLB, college football, CFL, AFL, NBA, college basketball, NASCAR, golf, tennis, and the NHL for a number of various outlets in his career, and he has been published by a number of different media outlets, including the Orlando Sentinel and the Wall Street Journal.

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