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NBA Warriors vs Chicago Bulls Prediction 1/12/2024

The Golden State Warriors (17-20) travel to face off against the Chicago Bulls (18-21) on Friday, January 12th. This game will be played at United Center in Chicago and televised on NBCS. The Bulls are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Warriors are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Rockets. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.

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The Warriors Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Moses Moody scored 21 for Golden State against the Pelicans which was the most on the team. His field goal percentage for the game was 43.8%. While Trayce Jackson-Davis was 2nd on the team with 19 points, Golden State fell short in the game with a final score of 141-105.

Heading into their matchup with the Bulls, the Warriors are below .500 at 17-20. In the Western Conference, the Warriors are in 12th place and are 5th in the Pacific division.

Golden State possesses an ATS record of 16-20 for this season, including their ongoing three game losing streak against the spread. When playing on the road, the Warriors hold an ATS record of 9-6 in contrast to a 7-14 record against the spread when playing at home.

The Bulls Are Coming Off A Win

Most recently, the Bulls bested the Rockets with a score of 124-119. the Bulls not only secured a victory straight-up but also did so while covering the spread as -4-point favorites. The over/under line entering this matchup was 216.5 points, and both teams achieved a total score that exceeded that line.

Coming into today’s game, the Bulls are 18-21 overall and have won three games in a row. In the Eastern Conference, the Bulls are 9th and are 4th in the Central division.

Chicago currently has an ATS record of 20-18, placing them above .500 against the spread. In their last three games as underdogs, the Bulls have faced ATS losses, and they have a 8-7 record against the spread as favorites.

Warriors Offense Breakdown

Leading up to today’s matchup, the Warriors are one of the NBA’s top offenses, averaging 116.8 points per game (10th).

When it comes to scoring, the Warriors are 10th in the league at 116.8 points per game. Interestingly, they have actually been better on the road this season, averaging 118.3 points compared to 115.8 at home.

Golden State has been an above-average three-point shooting team, making an average of 14.7 threes per game (4th). However, their overall field goal percentage is just 23rd in the NBA at 46%.

So far, the Warriors have outscored the NBA scoring average in 54.1% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 15th in the league at 99.2 possessions per game.

Bulls Offense Breakdown

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This season, the Chicago offense is ranked 27th in the NBA in scoring at 109.7 points per game.

So far this season, the Bulls have been one of the worst offensive teams in the league, ranking 27th in points per game at 109.7. At home, they have been slightly better, averaging 110.0 points per game.

Chicago has struggled from three-point range, shooting just 35% from beyond the arc (20th). In terms of pace, they are the slowest team in the NBA at 96.6 possessions per game.

When it comes to assists, the Bulls are 29th in the league at 23.7 per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 28th overall at 45%.

Warriors Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Warriors’ defense is giving up an average of 117.6 points per game. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA league average in 51.4% of their games. Inside the arc, the Warriors defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 55.2% and 35.8% from three-point territory.

Bulls Team Defense

Chicago’s defense has been playing well, ranking 7th in the NBA with 111.7 points allowed per game. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Bulls squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 55.4% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 36.3% from downtown.

Key Players For The Warriors And Bulls

In today’s game, our projections have Stephen Curry leading the Warriors with 26 points on 9/19 shooting from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 26.7 points per game, along with 4.2 rebounds.

On the other side, Zach LaVine is our projected leading scorer for the Bulls. We have him ending the game with a team-high 23 and grabbing 4 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 44.6% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 20.3 points per game.

Warriors vs Bulls Trends

  • Although Golden State has a straight up record of 1-4 in their last five road games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 2-3. The team averaged 119 points per game in these games.
  • Across the Bulls last three home games, the team averaged 105 points per game while allowing 112. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 0-2-1, while going 1-2 straight-up.
  • Going back to their previous three games as the underdog, Golden State has an ATS mark of 2-1 while going 0-3 straight up.
  • The last ten games that Chicago was favored, they have an ATS mark of 6-3-1 while going 7-3 straight up.

Warriors vs Bulls Prediction

The Warriors come in as the underdog at +3.5, making them our top choice on the point spread. We not only expect them to cover the spread but also believe they have a strong chance of winning the game outright, especially if you’re aiming for a higher moneyline payout.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 229.5, and our model predicts the Warriors and Bulls to score a combined 219 points. We recommend betting on the under.

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