Chicago Bulls vs. Golden State Warriors Betting Odds, Analysis, NBA Pick

Rich Pedroncelli/Associated PressOddsShark.comFeatured ColumnistFebruary 8, 2017

The Western Conference-leading Golden State Warriors (43-8) will go for their fourth win in 5 meetings with a Chicago Bulls (26-26) on Wednesday as large home favorites during sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.

The Warriors are entrance off a singular detriment to a Sacramento Kings divided from home on Saturday. On Monday, a Bulls blew a 27-point lead opposite those same Kings before holding on for a tighten highway victory.


Point spread: The Warriors non-stop as 13.5-point favorites; a sum is during 220.5, according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark (view line updates and matchup report).

NBA pick, around OddsShark computer: 122.0-106.0 Warriors (view NBA picks on any game).


Why a Bulls can cover a spread

Chicago continues to be one of a hardest teams to encumber in a NBA, and a many new win again showed why. Despite personification though heading scorer Jimmy Butler due to a heel injury, a Bulls dominated a Kings for most of a diversion before saying their large lead disappear down a stretch.

Still, they hung on behind Dwyane Wade‘s game-high 31 points, with 11 of them entrance in a fourth quarter. Butler is controversial to return during Golden State though would give them a large boost.


Why a Warriors can cover a spread

With or though Butler, a Warriors outmatch Chicago during any position, that is one reason because they have left 3-1 opposite a widespread in winning 3 of a past 4 meetings, according to a OddsShark NBA Database.

In a final diversion between a teams during Chicago some-more than a year ago, Golden State won 125-94 to simply cover a six-point widespread during sports betting sites, with Butler and Derrick Rose mixing for 52 points. The Bulls will be hard-pressed to get that kind of descent prolongation from their tip dual scorers this time around, and they contingency understanding with fortifying new further Kevin Durant as well.


Smart pick

After their prior 7 losses, a Warriors bounced behind to win their subsequent diversion by during slightest 8 points any time. Five of a 7 were motionless by 10 or more, and that will expected be a box again here.

Sure, Chicago won during Sacramento, while Golden State did not in their final games. But a Bulls are a chemistry examination left bad and will onslaught to keep adult with a Warriors either they have Butler or not. Bet on Golden State to blow out Chicago before attack a highway for a three-game outing starting Friday.


Betting trends

Golden State is 8-3-1 ATS in a final 12 games.

Golden State is 4-0-1 ATS in a final 5 games during home.

The sum has left over in 5 of Chicago’s final 6 games.


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