Phoenix Suns (3-13) vs Chicgao Bulls (4-13)Date : 11/21/2018
Time : 8:00 pm EST
Location : United Center, Chicago, Illinois
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Phoenix Suns vs Chicgao Bulls
Two struggling teams in the Phoenix Suns and the Chicago Bulls will get together at United Center in Chicago, Illinois, on Wednesday night at 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The Chicago Bulls not returned home from a two-game road trip in which they were blown out in both matchups and were also blown out at United Center by the Toronto Raptors in a 113 – 82 win for the visitors On November 17th. Antonio Blakeney scored 13 points to lead the Bulls in scoring while Jabari Parker had 12 points, respectively.
The Phoenix Suns dropped the first game of a four-game road trip due to a 119 – 114 road loss to the Philadelphia 76’ers in their last outing as Joel Embiid had a monster night for the Sixers in scoring 33 points along with pulling down 17 rebounds for the night. Despite the Suns shooting a tad over 50% from the field on the night, they were outrebounded by over 20 rebounds for the contest while the Sixers were certainly able to grind out a hard-fought victory over a reeling Phoenix Suns Squad. The Suns are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings against the Chicago Bulls.
Phoenix Suns 's Latest Performance :
Phoenix comes into this game losers of five of their last six games and two straight, overall. Their last loss came at the hands of the Philadelphia 76ers as they outshot the home team while knocking down 13 3-point attempts for the night yet were manhandled on the boards by losing the battle by a 51-32 margin. Nonetheless, Devin Booker scored 37 points on the night for Phoenix while TJ Warren also chipped in 21 points in defeat. In all, Phoenix is a young team and will certainly come with their fair share of mistakes throughout the 2018 campaign.
With that being the case, they are ranked 12th in the league in field goal percentage and making 46% of their shots per outing which is certainly a sign that one could take as a positive for this struggling squad. They will indeed be looking to find their way out of their current losing streak as they face a struggling Bulls team that has also had consistency problems on both ends of the court recently.
Chicgao Bulls's Latest Performance :
The Chicago Bulls have certainly had problems on the offensive end lately as they have only scored 100 points or more in just one of their last six outings. On the other hand, their defense has not been great as well, particularly in their last outing, when the Toronto Raptors put up 122 points on the Bulls at home. In this outing, the Bulls defense allowed the Toronto Raptors to shoot over 52% from the field while the Bulls offense staggered throughout the contest in shooting only 33% from the field Aaong with connecting on 8 of 25 3-point attempts for the night.
As stated Parker and Holiday kept the Bulls in the game while Zach Lavine sat out the game with an illness. Nonetheless, the Bulls will certainly be looking to right the ship versus a Phoenix Sun team that has struggled on the road this year in going winless in their last three, overall.
How Phoenix Suns & Chicgao Bulls Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Phoenix is 7-9 ATS while the OU is 7 – 9
Chiago is 8 – 9 ATS while the OU is 6 – 11
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
This will be an exciting matchup amongst two lower-tier NBA teams thus far in the Phoenix Suns and the Chicago Bulls. As stated, both teams have lost consistently this season and will certainly be looking to come out with a victory in this match up on Wednesday night. It is for this reason that I believe both teams will attempt to hunker down on the defensive end in which to establish themselves in hopes that their defensive intensity can create easy shots on the offensive end.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: Chicago Bulls
My reason for the pick :
I happen to believe that the Bulls will show and prove in this contest while picking up a much-needed victory in the meantime. Zach LaVine did not play, as stated, in their last outing as he was suffering from an illness. The word is that he is probable for this game and with him in the lineup, the Bulls will certainly possess and on the court leader that has certainly stepped up for the Bulls this year in averaging 25 points per game. Of course, the Phoenix Suns will certainly put up a fight during the game, however, the Bulls will pull away with a slim victory late in the game while temporarily stopping the bleeding.
Totals Selection: Pick: Under
My reason for the prediction :
With two struggling offenses, I will certainly side with the under in that both the Suns and the Bulls have had their issues with consistency on both sides of the ball this year, as stated. With that being the case, look for both teams to struggle in this matchup, much like they have done early on in the 2018 season, as they will simply be looking to continue to gain some type of cohesion as a team. In all, the under is indeed the strong play in this matchup.
Betting trends for Phoenix Suns :
- Suns are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
Under is 6-0 in Suns last 6 games following a ATS win.
Suns are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
Betting trends for Chicgao Bulls:
- Chicago Bulls are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss.
Bulls are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
Bulls are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up loss.