Chicago Bulls vs Sacramento Kings NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Chicago Bulls vs Sacramento Kings Prediction 3/4/2024

The Chicago Bulls (28-32) travel to face off against the Sacramento Kings (34-25) on Monday, March 4th. This game will be played at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento and televised on NBCS. The Kings are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Bulls are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Timberwolves. Tip-off is set for 10:00 ET.

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The Bulls Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Bulls were defeated by the Bucks in the most recent game, concluding with a score of 113-97. The Bulls picked up the win despite trailing going into halftime 58-44.

Coming into today’s games, the Bulls are 28-32 overall and have gone 1-2 in their last three games. In the Eastern Conference, the Bulls are 9th and are 4th in the Central Division.

Chicago arrives with an ATS record of 31-28 for the season up to this point. This season, Chicago has a 13-12 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 18-16 as underdogs.

The Kings Are Coming Off A Win

The Kings beat the Timberwolves in their most recent game, ending with a score of 124-120. Prior to the game, the Kings were the underdog at +8.5, earning both a straight-up and ATS victory. The over/under line heading into this matchup was 222 points in which the two teams surpassed.

Overall, the Kings are 34-25 on the season and are 1-2 in their last three games. In non-conference games, they are 11-9 and have gone 23-16 against Western Conference opponents.

Sacramento comes in with an overall ATS record of 30-29 so far this season. In their last two home games, Sacramento has been unable to cover the spread, and they maintain an ATS record of 11-15 at home compared to 19-14 on the road.

Bulls Offense Breakdown

In 60 games games, Chicago has an average of 111.7 points per game (25th).

Heading into tonight’s game, the Bulls are averaging 111.7 points per game, which ranks 25th in the NBA. Interestingly, they have scored the same number of points at home and on the road this season.

When it comes to their three-point shooting, Chicago is hitting just 35% of their attempts, which is 23rd in the league. Overall, they are shooting 46% from the field, which is 23rd in the NBA.

So far this season, the Bulls have been below the NBA scoring average in 63.3% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 27th in the league at 97.1 possessions per game.

Kings Offense Breakdown

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The Kings step onto the court for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring squads, putting up 118.2 points per game (8th).

When it comes to scoring, the Kings are one of the top offensive teams in the league. They are averaging 118.2 points per game, which is 8th in the NBA. At home, they are averaging 121.6 points per game.

Sacramento’s offense is heavily reliant on the three-point shot. They are 4th in the league in three-point attempts and makes. Overall, they are shooting 37% from beyond the arc.

So far this season, the Kings have outscored the NBA scoring average in 64.4% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 10th in the league at 100.1 possessions per game.

Bulls Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Bulls defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 43.3% of their games. Currently, they are 12th in the NBA at 113.1 points per game allowed. Chicago’s defense is currently forcing 11.7 turnovers per game, which is 3rd in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 16th in blocked shots, with an average of 5 rejections per game.

Kings Team Defense

Looking at the Kings defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 117.9 points per game (22nd). Sacramento struggled on the boards in their last game vs. the Timberwolves, giving up 14. For the game, Minnesota scored 120 points in the game.

Key Players For The Bulls And Kings

Our game forecasts for today suggest that DeMar DeRozan is set to be the main scorer for the Bulls, recording 23 points and shooting 8/17 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 22.7 points per game, along with 4.2 rebounds.

On the flip side, our predictions place De’Aaron Fox as the leading scorer for the Kings. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 27 while also collecting 5 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 47.1% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 26.9 points per game.

Bulls vs Kings Trends

  • In their last three road games, Chicago has averaged 118 points per game while allowing 113. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-1 while going 3-0 vs. the spread.
  • Across their last five home contests, Sacramento has been good against the spread posting a mark of 3-2. Their overall mark in these games was 3-2, while averaging 114 points per game.
  • Spanning across their last five games as the betting underdog, the Bulls have gone 3-2 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 2-3.
  • In their last three games as the betting favorite, the Kings have a straight up record of 2-1, while going 1-2 against the spread.

Bulls vs Kings Prediction

For today’s matchup we are recommending to take the Kings to secure the win, with an expected final score of 116-108. When it comes to the spread, we believe they’ll cover at -7.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 227.5 and given that our model is projecting 224 points between the teams, we like the under.

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