Expect an action-packed night when the Bulls face the Jazz.
The Chicago Bulls are heading out to Utah to take on the Jazz Wednesday night. With injuries continuing to pile up for the Bulls, many wonder if they’re up for this one. Zach LaVine is expected to play even though he’s on the “day-to-day” list. Unfortunately for Chicago, he’s not the only Bulls player that’s injured tonight. They’ll face the Jazz missing some key role players.
The Utah Jazz has the No.4 spot in the Western Conference and looks to improve it. Their offense, led by Donovan Mitchell, has had a little bit of trouble lately. When they face the Bulls, they’ll face an offense that ranks as one of the best in the NBA. The good news for the Jazz is they’re a resilient group and can overcome their recent struggles. So who’s the best bet here?
Game Preview: Chicago Bulls at Utah Jazz March 16th
The Chicago Bulls have the 9th best offense in terms of scoring in the NBA. The problem with them recently has been with consistency. Up until their win over the Detroit Pistons, the Chicago Bulls had lost five straight games. The string of losses was to some of the best teams in the NBA, so we can’t fault them for that. However, they need to straighten out the team very soon.
The Utah Jazz possesses the fifth-best offense in the NBA, averaging 113.74 points per game. The main concern for the Jazz is how they’ll stop DeMar DeRozan, one of the best scorers in the NBA. If they can at least slow down his production, the Jazz should be in good shape to win this game. In terms of defense, the Utah Jazz rank tenth in the NBA in points allowed per game.
Chicago Bulls at Utah Jazz Betting Prediction
These two teams are very similar on both sides of the ball, making this a tough contest. These teams also haven’t faced each other since October of 2021. In that contest, the Bulls came out on top 107-99, but the Bulls weren’t dealing with as many injuries then. However, we can use the spread in that game as an expected margin in this one. The Bulls came in at +3.5 for that game.
The Bulls will likely come in as the underdogs in this game as well. The real key here is whether or not Zach LaVine will be ready to go. The Bulls have a few games leading up to this one, so we’ll have to keep an eye on his availability. The Jazz had a recent loss to the Spurs and we think the loss to San Antonio will be a key point. We expect the Bulls to win this one on the road.
Utah has gone 14-19 against the spread at home this season, giving us little confidence. The Bulls, on the other hand, have a 36-29-1 record against the spread this season. In terms of betting on the over or under, we’d recommend taking the under. Over their last ten games against each other, the total has gone under eight times.
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- All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.
* All odds provided by Action247 Sportsbook and all odds subject to change.
**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.