The Sacramento Kings (28-19) travel to face off against the Chicago Bulls (23-26) on Saturday, February 3rd. This game will be played at United Center in Chicago and televised on NBCS. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.
Kings vs Bulls
The Kings Are Coming Off A Win
The Kings clinched a 133-122 win over the Pacers in their previous game. Not only did the Kings win this game straight-up, but they also covered the spread as -4 point favorites. The over/under line for this matchup was set at 248.5 points, and the teams managed to exceed that total.
Coming into their matchup against the Bulls, the Kings have a 28-19 overall record and have gone 2-1 in their last three games. In the Western Conference, the Kings are in 5th place and are in 2nd place in the Pacific division.
Sacramento comes in with an overall ATS record of 25-22 so far this season. The Kings maintain an ATS record of 15-10 on the road, while they have a 10-12 record vs. the spread when playing at home.
The Bulls Are Coming Off A Win
In their last game, the Bulls defeated the Hornets with a final score of 117-110. The Bulls picked up the win despite trailing going into halftime 59-57.
With an overall record of 23-26, the Bulls come into today’s game vs. the Kings with a 5-5 record in their last ten games. In the Eastern Conference, the Bulls are currently 9th and are 4th in the Central Division.
Chicago arrives with an ATS record of 25-23 for the season up to this point. This season, Chicago has a 12-10 record against the spread when they are favored, and they are 13-13 when playing as underdogs.
Kings Offense Breakdown
The Kings step onto the court for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring squads, putting up 118.4 points per game (9th).
This season, the Kings are one of the top-scoring teams in the NBA, averaging 118.4 points per game. However, they have scored slightly fewer points on the road compared to their overall average (115.9 PPG).
When it comes to pace, Sacramento is 8th in the league with 100.2 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are shooting 48% overall, which is 10th in the NBA.
One area where the Kings excel is three-point shooting. They are 4th in the league in made threes per game (14.9) and 3rd in three-point attempts (40.2 per game). So far, they have connected on 37% of their shots from beyond the arc.
Bulls Offense Breakdown
Through 49 games games, Chicago is averaging 111 points per game (26th).
At home this season, the Bulls are averaging 111.4 points per game, which is 28th in the NBA. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 23rd in the league at 46%. Overall, Chicago is 26th in scoring at 111 points per game.
When it comes to three-point shooting, the Bulls are 25th in both three-point percentage (35%) and three-pointers made per game (25th). In terms of pace, they are 27th in the NBA at 96.6 possessions per game.
So far this season, the Bulls have outscored the NBA scoring average in 36.7% of their games. In terms of assists, they are 28th in the league at 24.5 per game.
Kings Team Defense
On defense, the Kings come into the game ranked 20th in the league in points allowed at 117.5 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 110.3 points per contest (15th). On two point field goal attempts, the Kings’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 54.3% and allowing 38.8% from beyond the arc.
Bulls Team Defense
Chicago’s defense has been playing well, ranking 10th in the NBA with 112.4 points allowed per game. Chicago’s defense is currently forcing 11.7 turnovers per game, which is 3rd in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 17th in blocked shots, with an average of 5.2 rejections per game.
Key Players For The Kings And Bulls
The outlook for today’s matchup points to De’Aaron Fox as the primary point contributor for the Kings, finishing with 26 points while maintaining a 9/20 shooting accuracy. For the season, he has been averaging 27.1 points per game, in addition to 4 rebounds.
On the other side, DeMar DeRozan is our projected leading scorer for the Bulls. We have him ending the game with a team-high 22 and grabbing 4 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 46.7% and is averaging 22 points per contest.
Kings vs Bulls Trends
- Across the Kings last ten road games, the team averaged 120 points per game while allowing 116. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 6-4, while going 6-4 straight-up.
- When looking at their past ten home matchups, Chicago has an ATS record of 4-5-1 while averaging 111 per game. The team went 5-5 overall in these games.
- Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the underdog, the Kings have a straight up record of 4-6. Their record vs the spread in these games was 6-4.
- Going back to their last ten games as the favorite, the Bulls have a straight up record of 8-2. But, their mark vs the spread was just 6-3-1.
Coming in as the underdogs at +1.5, we have the Kings as the way to go on the point spread. Not only do we have them covering, but our projections show they have a good one of winning this one straight-up, if you’re looking for a higher payout on the moneyline.
As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 228, and our model projects the Kings and Bulls to reach a combined total of 227 points. Our bet is on taking the under.
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