Washington Wizards vs Chicago Bulls NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Washington Wizards vs Chicago Bulls Prediction 3/16/2024

The Washington Wizards (11-55) travel to face off against the Chicago Bulls (32-35) on Saturday, March 16th. This game will be played at United Center in Chicago and televised on NBCS. Both the Wizards and Bulls will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 8:00 ET.

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The Wizards Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Most recently, the Wizards lost to the Rockets with a final score of 135-119. the Wizards not only lost the game outright but also fell short of covering the spread as +8.5 point underdogs. Before the game, the over/under line was 227.5 points, and both teams ended up surpassing that mark.

In their last ten games, the Wizards are 2-8 and come into this matchup against the Bulls with an overall record of 11-55. When playing on the road, the Wizards are 7-29 this season and are 4-26 in their home games.

Washington comes in with an overall ATS record of 30-35 so far this season. As the favorite this season, Washington is 1-4 vs. the spread while going 29-31 as the underdog.

The Bulls Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

DeMar DeRozan led Chicago with 21 points against the Clippers, the highest on the team. He finished with a field goal percentage of 47.7% in the game. While Nikola Vucevic was 2nd on the team with 19 points, Chicago fell short in the game with a final score of 126-111.

In their last three games, the Bulls are 1-2 and currently have an overall record of 32-35. When facing teams from the Eastern Conference, the Bulls are 17-22 compared to a 15-13 record in non-conference games.

Chicago comes in with an overall ATS record of 34-32 so far this season. The Bulls have experienced a two game ATS loss streak as favorites, and they are 21-19 vs. the spread when they are underdogs.

Wizards Offense Breakdown

The Wizards come into today’s game as the 16th ranked scoring offense at 114.2 points per game.

The Wizards’ offense has been one of the most up-tempo in the NBA this season, leading the league in pace at 102.6 possessions per game. However, their scoring has been below the NBA average in 53% of their games. Overall, they are 16th in the league in scoring at 114.2 points per game.

When it comes to shooting, Washington has been efficient inside the arc, ranking 6th in two-point field goals made. However, they are just 29th in three-point shooting at 34%. Overall, they are 17th in field goal percentage at 47%.

Coming into this game, the Wizards have made an average of 15.7 free throws per game, which is 25th in the NBA. In terms of offensive rebounds, they are 27th in the league at 9.2 per game.

Bulls Offense Breakdown

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Through 67 games the Bulls are averaging 111.8 points per contest, placing them 24th in the NBA.

At home, the Bulls are averaging 111.1 points per game, which is 25th in the NBA. Overall, they are 24th in scoring at 111.8 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage, the Bulls are 21st in the league at 46%. They are also 24th in true shooting percentage.

Chicago has been an average three-point shooting team this season, hitting 35% of their attempts. They are 24th in three-point makes at 11.7 per game. In terms of pace, the Bulls are 24th in the NBA.

When it comes to two-pointers, the Bulls are 22nd in shooting percentage at 52%. They are also 24th in free throw attempts and 19th in free throw makes.

Wizards Team Defense

On average, the Washington defense is giving up 123.9 points per game (30th). Right now, they are on a 2 game streak of giving up fewer points than their season average. Inside the arc, the Wizards defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 57.6% and 36.5% from three-point territory.

Bulls Team Defense

Currently, the Bulls’ defense holds the 15th rank in the NBA, allowing 113.9 points per game. In the terms of takeaways, Bulls are causing 11.7 turnovers per game, ranking 4th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 19th in rejections, averaging 4.9 blocked shots each game.

Key Players For The Wizards And Bulls

The outlook for today’s matchup points to Kyle Kuzma as the primary point contributor for the Wizards, finishing with 23 points while maintaining a 9/19 shooting accuracy. Throughout this season, his average stands at 22.5 points per game, along with 6.5 rebounds.

As for Chicago, DeMar DeRozan is projected to be the primary scorer for the Bulls. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 24, and adding 4 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 47.4%, and his scoring average is 23.3 points per game.

Wizards vs Bulls Trends

  • Through their last five road contests, the Wizards offense has averaged 111 points per game while allowing an average of 123. Washington posted an overall record of 1-4 while going 1-4 ATS.
  • Chicago has played well in their previous three home games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 119 points per game while allowing 121. The team also performed well vs the spread at 2-1.
  • Looking back on the team’s last five games as the underdog, the Wizards have a straight up record of 1-4. Their record vs the spread in these games was 1-4.
  • Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the favorite, the Bulls have a straight up record of 7-3. Their record vs the spread in these games was 5-5.

Wizards vs Bulls Prediction

For a point-spread wager in this Bulls vs. Wizards game, we suggest taking the Wizards at +10. Even though our predictions have the Bulls winning 113-109, we see the Wizards as the better choice on the point-spread.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 226.5 and our model has the Wizards and Bulls finishing with a combined 222 points. Our pick is to take the under.

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

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