Washington Wizards vs Chicago Bulls NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Washington Wizards vs Chicago Bulls Prediction 3/25/2024

The Washington Wizards (13-58) travel to face off against the Chicago Bulls (34-37) on Monday, March 25th. This game will be played at United Center in Chicago and televised on NBCS. The Wizards are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Bulls are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Raptors. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.

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The Wizards Are Coming Off A Win

The Wizards picked up a win over the Raptors in their latest game, finishing with a score of 112-109. As the second half got underway, the Wizards were leading by a score of 51-48.

Coming into today’s game, the Wizards are 13-58 overall and are hoping to upset their opponents as +13 point underdogs. On the road, the Wizards have gone 7-30 this season compared to 6-28 at home.

Washington’s ATS record sits below .500 (31-39). Washington has failed to cover the spread in three straight road games and are 21-16 ATS on the road compared to 10-23 at home.

The Bulls Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Bulls will look to bounce back from a defeat in their last game, losing to the Celtics with a final score of 124-113. the Bulls not only lost the game outright but also fell short of covering the spread as +5.5 point underdogs. The over/under line heading into this matchup was 219 points in which the two teams surpassed.

When you look at the Bulls’ last ten games, they have gone 5-5 and come into today’s game vs. the Wizards with an overall record of 34-37. At home, the Bulls are 18-18 compared to 16-19 on the road this season.

Chicago comes in with an overall ATS record of 35-35 so far this season. On the road, the Bulls have an ATS record of 18-16 compared to a 17-19 record vs. the spread at home.

Wizards Offense Breakdown

The Wizards come into today’s game as the 17th ranked scoring offense at 113.7 points per game.

Heading into this game, the Wizards are the top-ranked team in terms of pace, averaging 102.3 possessions per game. In terms of scoring, Washington is 17th in the league at 113.7 points per game. However, their scoring average drops slightly on the road to 114.3 points per game.

When it comes to their shooting, the Wizards are 17th in field goal percentage at 47%. From beyond the arc, they are 28th in three-point shooting at 34%. Overall, Washington is 15th in two-point shooting at 54%.

In terms of free throw attempts, the Wizards are 27th in the league at 20.4 per game. From the line, they are 28th in free throw shooting. When it comes to offensive rebounds, Washington is 26th in the league at 9.4 per game. In terms of assists, they are 8th at 28 per game.

Bulls Offense Breakdown

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This season, the Chicago offense is ranked 21st in the NBA in scoring at 112.1 points per game.

At 112.1 points per game, the Bulls are 21st in the NBA in scoring. However, they have actually been better on the road, averaging 112.7 points compared to 111.6 at home.

Chicago has outscored the NBA average in just 40.8% of their games this season. In terms of pace, the Bulls have the 24th fastest offense in the league at 97 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Bulls are 19th in field goal percentage at 46%. They have been more efficient from two-point range (52%) than three-point range (35%). Overall, they are 22nd in true shooting percentage.

Wizards Team Defense

On defense, the Wizards come into the game ranked 30th in the league in points allowed at 123.7 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 116 points per contest (17th). On two point field goal attempts, the Wizards’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 57.6% and allowing 36.3% from beyond the arc.

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 11.6 turnovers per game, ranking 4th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 19th in rejections, averaging 4.8 blocked shots each game.

Key Players For The Wizards And Bulls

The outlook for today’s matchup points to Jordan Poole as the primary point contributor for the Wizards, finishing with 17 points while maintaining a 6/15 shooting accuracy. During this season, he is delivering an average of 16.6 points per game, along with 2.6 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. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 47.5% and is averaging 23.2 points per contest.

Wizards vs Bulls Trends

  • In their last five games away from home, the Wizards have a straight up record of 1-4 while going 1-4 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 107 points per game in these contests.
  • Across the Bulls last ten home games, the team averaged 117 points per game while allowing 117. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 6-4, while going 6-4 straight-up.
  • The last three games that Washington was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 1-2 while going 1-2 straight up.
  • Through their last five matchups as the betting favorite, the Bulls have a good straight up record, but their ATS mark is just 2-3.

Wizards vs Bulls Prediction

In this Wizards vs. Bulls matchup, our point-spread bet is on the Wizards at +13. While we project the Bulls to win 113-110, our recommendation is to bet on the Wizards for the point-spread.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 226 and given that our model is projecting 223 points between the teams, we like the under.

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

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