What can the Bulls do to fix their ability to close out games?
It’s likely time that fans start worrying about how the Chicago Bulls will do in the playoffs. They recently faced the New Orleans Pelicans, a ninth-place team in the Western Conference, and lost. They didn’t just lose by a few points either but by nearly 20. If the Bulls can’t get it together soon, they could find themselves exiting the NBA playoffs early. So, how will they do in this one?
The Washington Wizards haven’t been eliminated from playoff contention just yet. A few wins and losses by other teams and they could be in the playoffs. Getting a win over the Chicago Bulls is a great step towards claiming a spot. It won’t be an easy task, but they’re facing the Bulls at the right time. Let’s go over both teams and make our pick for this Tuesday night game.
Game Preview: Chicago Bulls at Washington Wizards, March 29
The Bulls have a high-powered offense but have slowed to a sputter in recent weeks. At the time of writing, the Bulls have gone 1-5 in their last six games. This has caused them to continue to slide down in the NBA standings. For a team that was once first in the Eastern Conference, they’re now fifth. If they can’t fix it soon, they could be passed up again.
The Washington Wizards’ offense is comparable to the Chicago Bulls. On average, the Wizards score 108.30 points per game, not far from the Bulls’ 111.79. These teams are nearly identical when it comes to defense. The Bulls allow an average of 111.21 points per game, while the Wizards allow 111.61. Looking at the stats, this will likely be a closer matchup than some think.
Chicago Bulls at Washington Wizards Betting Prediction
It was early January when these two teams last played each other. This was also before all of the trouble the Bulls have had as well. Chicago came in as 5.5-point favorites and won the game, 130-122. Although they covered the spread, we worry about how many points they gave up in the process. The Wizards might be the better bet on Tuesday, depending on the spread.
The Bulls come in favored by more than seven points; we’d take the Washington Wizards. We have to remember that the Bulls have been losing to a lot of teams they’re favored to beat. However, they did cover against the Toronto Raptors recently, which gives us a little confidence. Still, be sure to take the margin of victory into account before betting on the Chicago Bulls.
In their last three games against each other, the total has gone over twice. The most recent game is a good example of how bad each of their defenses is. We’d definitely take the over in this game, considering the total of the last game.
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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.