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

The Wizards’ most recent game versus the Rockets saw Jordan Poole lead the Wizards with 25 points while shooting 10/19 from the field. Deni Avdija added 24 points, but unfortunately, Washington was defeated in the game with a score of 135-119.

In their 66 games, the Wizards have gone 11-55 this season and are looking for a win against the Bulls. When playing against Eastern Conference teams, the Wizards have gone 8-33 compared to a 3-22 record in non-conference games.

So far, Washington is below .500 in their ATS record, currently standing at 30-35. 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

The Bulls were defeated by the Clippers in the most recent game, concluding with a score of 126-111. Turning the tide, the Bulls picked up the win, overcoming a halftime deficit of 64-53.

So far, the Bulls are 32-35 overall and have gone 1-2 in their last three games. In the Eastern Conference, the Bulls are in 9th place and are 4th in the Central division.

Chicago has an overall ATS record of 34-32 as they come into today’s game. In their last three home games, Chicago has been unable to cover the spread, and they maintain an ATS record of 16-17 at home compared to 18-15 on the road.

Wizards Offense Breakdown

This season, the Washington offense is ranked 16th in the NBA in scoring at 114.2 points per game.

The Wizards have been one of the NBA’s most prolific offenses this season, ranking 16th in scoring at 114.2 points per game. However, they have been slightly better on the road, averaging 114.8 points compared to 113.6 at home.

Washington’s offensive style has been to push the pace, leading the league with 102.6 possessions per game. They have also been one of the better teams at getting to the free-throw line, ranking 27th in attempts.

When it comes to shooting, the Wizards are 17th in field goal percentage at 47%. Inside the arc, they are making 54% of their shots (13th), but they have struggled from three-point range, hitting just 34% (29th).

Bulls Offense Breakdown

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This season, the Chicago offense is ranked 24th in the NBA in scoring at 111.8 points per game.

When it comes to scoring, the Bulls have struggled this season, averaging just 111.8 points per game which ranks 24th in the NBA. At home, their scoring drops slightly to 111.1 points per game.

Chicago’s offense has been very reliant on two-pointers this season, as they are 6th in the league in two-point attempts. However, they are just 22nd in two-point shooting percentage. Overall, the Bulls are shooting 46% from the field, which is 21st in the NBA.

In terms of three-point shooting, the Bulls are 24th in the league in three-point makes at 11.7 per game. They are shooting 35% from beyond the arc this season.

Wizards Team Defense

Currently, the Wizards’ defense holds the 30th rank in the NBA, allowing 123.9 points per game. 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

Coming into the game, the Bulls defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 47.8% of their games. Currently, they are 15th in the NBA at 113.9 points per game allowed. 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

Our game forecasts for today suggest that Kyle Kuzma is set to be the main scorer for the Wizards, recording 23 points and shooting 9/19 from the field. This season, he is averaging 22.5 points per game along with 6.5 boards.

On the opposing side, we anticipate DeMar DeRozan to be the top scorer for the Bulls. Our projection has him finishing the game with 24, and he is expected to secure 4 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 47.4% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 23.3 points per game.

Wizards vs Bulls Trends

  • Although Washington has a straight up record of 1-9 in their last ten road games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 4-6. The team averaged 113 points per game in these games.
  • Through their last ten home contests, the Bulls offense has averaged 117 points per game while allowing an average of 115. Chicago posted an overall record of 7-3 while going 7-3 ATS.
  • Going back to their previous five games as the underdog, Washington has an ATS mark of 1-4 while going 1-4 straight up.
  • Across their last five matchups as the betting favorite, the Bulls have an overall record of 3-2 while going 2-3 against the spread.

Wizards vs Bulls Prediction

When looking to get a point-spread pick down in this Wizards vs. Bulls game, our recommendation is to take the Wizards at +10.5. Despite our model showing the Bulls winning 112-108, we like Wizards as our point-spread pick.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 226.5, and our model predicts the Wizards and Bulls to score a combined 220 points. We recommend betting on the under.

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

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