Chicago Bulls vs Brooklyn Nets NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Chicago Bulls vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction 3/29/2024

The Chicago Bulls (35-38) travel to face off against the Brooklyn Nets (28-45) on Friday, March 29th. This game will be played at Barclays Center in Brooklyn and televised on NBCS. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET.

Bulls vs Nets

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The Bulls Are Coming Off A Win

The Bulls clinched a 125-99 win over the Pacers in their previous game. Going into the second half the Bulls held the lead at 64-43.

At present, the Bulls hold an overall record of 35-38 and have gone 1-2 in their last three games. In the Eastern Conference, they are in 9th place and are 4th in the Central division.

Chicago has a .500 ATS record so far this season, marked at 36-36. On the road, the Bulls have an ATS record of 18-16 compared to a 18-20 record vs. the spread at home.

The Nets Are Coming Off A Win

Most recently, the Nets bested the Wizards with a score of 122-119. The Nets were leading the game going into the second half 61-54.

Coming into today’s game vs. the Bulls, the Nets are 28-45 and are hoping to move closer to .500. Currently, the team is in 11th place in the Eastern Conference and 4th place in the Atlantic division.

So far, Brooklyn is below .500 in their ATS record, currently standing at 31-39. The Nets maintain an ATS record of 13-25 on the road, while they have a 18-14 record vs. the spread when playing at home.

Bulls Offense Breakdown

In 73 games games, Chicago has an average of 112.2 points per game (22nd).

Heading into their matchup with the Nets, the Bulls are 22nd in the NBA in scoring at 112.2 points per game. However, they have actually been better on the road, averaging 112.7 points compared to 111.8 at home.

Chicago has outscored the league average in just 41.1% of their games this season. In terms of pace, the Bulls are 20th in the NBA at 97 possessions per game.

One area where the Bulls have excelled is getting to the free-throw line. They are 19th in free-throw attempts but have made the 17th most free throws in the league.

Nets Offense Breakdown

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The Nets come into today’s game as the 24th ranked scoring offense at 111 points per game.

When playing at home, the Nets are 19th in the league in scoring at 113.2 points per game. Overall, they are 24th in the NBA, averaging 111 points per game. In terms of pace, Brooklyn is 25th in the league.

One area where the Nets have excelled this season is offensive rebounding. They are 6th in the NBA in offensive rebounds per game. In terms of field goal percentage, Brooklyn is 28th in the league at 45%.

So far, the Nets have made an average of 13.4 three-pointers per game, which is 8th in the NBA. However, they are only shooting 36% from beyond the arc (18th).

Bulls Team Defense

At present, the Bulls’ defense is ranked 15th, allowing 113.6 points per game. Inside the arc, the Bulls defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 56.1% and 36.5% from three-point territory.

Nets Team Defense

So far, the Nets’ defense is ranked 14th in the league at 113.5 points per contest. The Brooklyn defense has allowed opponents to shoot 37.1% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 47.3% of their field goal attempts vs. Brooklyn.

Key Players For The Bulls And Nets

The outlook for today’s matchup points to DeMar DeRozan as the primary point contributor for the Bulls, finishing with 24 points while maintaining a 8/17 shooting accuracy. This season, he is averaging 23.3 points per game along with 4.3 boards.

As for Brooklyn, Cam Thomas is projected to be the primary scorer for the Nets. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 22, and adding 3 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 44.4% and is averaging 21.8 points per contest.

Bulls vs Nets Trends

  • Across their ten previous road games, Chicago has an ATS mark of 6-4. Their straight up record in these matchups was 6-4 while averaging 117 points per game.
  • Through their last five home contests, the Nets offense has averaged 106 points per game while allowing an average of 109. Brooklyn posted an overall record of 2-3 while going 2-3 ATS.
  • Spanning across their last three games as the betting underdog, the Nets have gone 1-2 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 0-3.
  • Over the team’s last three games as the favorite, the Bulls struggled vs the spread going just 1-2. However, they still had a straight up mark of 2-1.

Bulls vs Nets Prediction

Not only do we have the Bulls winning this one by a score of 111-105, but we see them covering the spread. Our pick is to grab the Bulls at -4.5.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 214.5, and our model predicts the Bulls and Nets to score a combined 216 points. We recommend betting on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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