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NBA Chicago Bulls vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction 12/8/2023

The Chicago Bulls (8-14) travel to face off against the San Antonio Spurs (3-17) on Friday, December 8th. This game will be played at Frost Bank Center in Frost Bank Center and televised on NBCS. The Bulls are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Spurs are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Hornets. Tip-off is set for 8:30 ET.

Bulls vs Spurs

The Bulls Are Coming Off A Win

Most recently, the Bulls bested the Hornets with a score of 111-100. The Bulls not only secured a straight-up victory in this game but also covered the spread as -5-point favorites. In terms of the over/under, the combined 211 points was below the over/under line of 220.

In their 22 games, the Bulls are 8-14 overall. They have gone 6-9 against Eastern Conference teams and are 2-5 in non-conference matchups. Looking ahead, the Bulls will be looking to extend their three game winning streak.

Chicago comes in with an overall ATS record of 9-13 so far this season. The Bulls are in the midst of a two game ATS win streak as underdogs, and they come in with a 3-6 record against the spread as favorites.

The Spurs Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Devin Vassell led San Antonio with 22 points against the Timberwolves, the highest on the team. He finished with a field goal percentage of 37.6% in the game. While Keldon Johnson was 2nd on the team with 21 points, San Antonio fell short in the game with a final score of 102-94.

In preparation for their matchup against the Bulls, the Spurs come in with a 3-17 overall record and are looking to snap their 15 game losing skid. Currently, they are ranked 15th in the Western Conference and are 5th in the Southwest Division.

San Antonio comes in with an overall ATS record of 8-12 so far this season. San Antonio has covered the spread in two consecutive home games, while maintaining an ATS record of 4-6 at home as opposed to 4-6 on the road.

Bulls Offense Breakdown

Through 22 games games, Chicago is averaging 107.8 points per game (28th). Coming into today’s game, the Bulls will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 11.9 made 3’s per game. If the Chicago offense is going to improve, they must continue to do a good job avoiding turnovers. Currently, the unit is 5th in fewest turnovers per game.

Spurs Offense Breakdown

This season, the San Antonio offense is ranked 25th in the NBA in scoring at 110.7 points per game. In terms of pace, the Spurs are one of the top units in the NBA, averaging 102.8 possessions per game. Despite this up-tempo style of basketball, the unit is still a below average group in made fields goals per contest, averaging just 41.6 made shots per game.

Bulls Team Defense

Currently, the Bulls’ defense holds the 15th rank in the NBA, allowing 112.5 points per game.

The Bulls defense is coming off a game in which they held the Hornets offense to just 42.2% shooting. Overall, they gave up 100 points to Charlotte.

Spurs Team Defense

So far, the Spurs’ defense is ranked 28th in the league at 122.8 points per contest.

The Spurs defense is coming off a game in which they held the Timberwolves offense to just 37.6% shooting. Overall, they gave up 102 points to Minnesota.

Key Players For The Bulls And Spurs

Our projections for today’s game indicate that DeMar DeRozan will be the primary scorer for the Bulls, with 20 points and going 7/14 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 21.9 points per game, along with 3.5 rebounds.

On the other side, Keldon Johnson is our projected leading scorer for the Spurs. We have him ending the game with a team-high 12 and grabbing 5 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 47.6%, and his scoring average is 16.8 points per game.

Bulls vs Spurs Trends

  • In their last ten games away from home, the Bulls have a straight up record of 1-9 while going 2-8 vs. the spread. The team averaged 103 points per game in this stretch.
  • Although San Antonio has a straight up record of 0-5 in their last five home games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 2-3. The team averaged 103 points per game in these games.
  • Going back to their last ten games as the underdog, the Spurs have a straight up record of 0-10. But, their mark vs the spread was just 4-6.
  • Spanning across their last three games as the betting favorite, the Bulls have gone 1-2 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-2.

Bulls vs Spurs Prediction

Not only do we have the Bulls winning this one by a score of 109-102, but we see them covering the spread. Our pick is to grab the Bulls at -2.5.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 225.5, and our model projects the Bulls and Spurs to reach a combined total of 211 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

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

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