Chicago Bulls vs Washington Wizards NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Chicago Bulls vs Washington Wizards Prediction 4/12/2024

The Chicago Bulls (38-42) travel to face off against the Washington Wizards (15-65) on Friday, April 12th. This game will be played at Capital One Arena in Washington and televised on NBCS. The Bulls are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Wizards are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Pistons. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

Bulls vs Wizards

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The Bulls Are Coming Off A Win

The Bulls won vs. the Pistons in their most recent game, ending with a score of 127-105. Heading into the second half, the Bulls were leading 64-55.

So far this season, the Bulls are 38-42 overall and have gone 1-2 in their last three games. In Eastern Conference play, they are 21-28 while going 17-14 in non-conference games.

Chicago arrives with an ATS record of 39-40 for the season up to this point. On the road, the Bulls have an ATS record of 20-18, as opposed to a 19-22 record against the spread when playing at home.

The Wizards Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their most recent game, the Wizards fell to the Timberwolves by a score of 130-121. the Wizards entered the second half with an advantage, leading with 70-60.

Coming into this matchup with the Bulls, the Wizards are 15-65 overall and are looking to snap their four-game losing streak. Against Eastern Conference opponents, the Wizards are 11-39 and are 4-26 in non-conference games.

Washington’s ATS record sits below .500 (36-43). As the favorite this season, Washington is 1-7 vs. the spread while going 35-36 as the underdog.

Bulls Offense Breakdown

This season, the Chicago offense is ranked 22nd in the NBA in scoring at 112 points per game.

On the season, the Bulls are scoring 112 points per game, which is 22nd in the NBA. When playing on the road, they are averaging 112.4 points per game. In terms of pace, the Bulls are 24th in the league at 96.8 possessions per game.

In terms of field goal percentage, Chicago is hitting 46% of their shots, which is 17th in the NBA. When it comes to two-point shooting, the Bulls are 21st in the league at 53%. From beyond the arc, they are shooting 35% on the season.

So far, the Bulls have made 11.5 three-pointers per game, which is 28th in the league. On average, they are getting to the free-throw line 21.1 times per game and have made 16.7 free throws per contest.

Wizards Offense Breakdown

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In 80 games games, Washington has an average of 113.5 points per game (17th).

Heading into tonight’s game, the Wizards are ranked 17th in the league in scoring at 113.5 points per game. However, they have actually been better on the road, averaging 114.5 points compared to 112.5 at home.

Washington has outscored the NBA scoring average in 45% of their games this season. They are currently 18th in field goal percentage at 46% and are 23rd in true shooting percentage.

In terms of pace, the Wizards play at the fastest tempo in the league at 102.3 possessions per game. They are also 9th in assists at 27.8 per contest.

Bulls Team Defense

So far, the Bulls’ defense is ranked 16th in the league at 113.5 points per contest. Most recently, the Bulls’ defense put together a solid performance, giving up just 105 points to the Pistons.

Wizards Team Defense

On average, the Washington defense is giving up 122.8 points per game (30th). Right now, they are on a 2 game streak of giving up fewer points than their season average. On two point field goal attempts, the Wizards’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 57.3% and allowing 35.8% from beyond the arc.

Key Players For The Bulls And Wizards

Our game forecasts for today suggest that DeMar DeRozan is set to be the main scorer for the Bulls, recording 24 points and shooting 8/17 from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 23.9 points per game, along with 4.3 rebounds.

As for Washington, Jordan Poole is projected to be the primary scorer for the Wizards. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 18, and adding 3 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 41.3% and is averaging 17.4 points per contest.

Bulls vs Wizards Trends

  • Through their last ten road contests, the Bulls offense has averaged 115 points per game while allowing an average of 116. Chicago posted an overall record of 6-4 while going 5-5 ATS.
  • In their last three home games, Washington has averaged 116 points per game while allowing 121. The team’s record in this stretch was 1-2 while going 2-1.
  • Going back to their previous five games as the underdog, Washington has an ATS mark of 3-2 while going 1-4 straight up.
  • Looking back on the team’s last five games as the favorite, the Bulls have a straight up record of 2-3. Their record vs the spread in these games was 1-4.

Bulls vs Wizards Prediction

For a point-spread bet in this Bulls vs. Wizards matchup, we’re leaning towards the Wizards at +1.5. Although our projections show the Bulls winning 111-110, we suggest placing your bet on the Wizards for the point-spread.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 221.5, and our model predicts the Bulls and Wizards to score a combined 221 points. We recommend betting on the under.

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

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