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Chicago Bulls vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction & Betting Tips 12/21/2023

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Chicago Bulls vs San Antonio Spurs 12/21/2023
  • Take the Bulls on the moneyline
  • The Bulls should also cover at -4
  • Our NBA model projects 215 points, and we suggest taking the under

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Planning on watching today’s Spurs and Bulls game? Catch the action at United Center in Chicago, IL, as the Bulls hosts this showdown at 8:00 ET on NBCS.

The over/under for this non-conference contest is set at 230.5 points, with the Bulls being the favored team playing at home against the Spurs. Check out BetCoco for Chicago Bulls – San Antonio Spurs odds

Chicago Bulls vs San Antonio Spurs Head-to-Head and Key Stats

The last three times that the Bulls have faced off vs. the Spurs as the favorite, they have gone 2-1. In the last three games as the favorite against the Spurs, the Bulls have put together a 2-1 vs. the spread.

  • In their last ten games away from home, the Spurs have a straight up record of 1-9 while going 4-6 vs. the spread. The team averaged 106 points per game in this stretch.
  • When looking at their past three matchups at home, Chicago has an ATS record of 3-0 while averaging 116 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.
  • Through their last three games as the betting underdog, the Spurs have a strong record vs the spread going 2-1. Their straight up mark in these contests is 1-2.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Bulls have gone 4-6 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 5-5.

Chicago Bulls vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction

Heading into today’s game vs. the Bulls, the Spurs are 4-22 this season and are trying to move closer to .500. In the Western Conference, the Spurs are currently 15th and are 5th in the Southwest division.

San Antonio’s ATS record sits below .500 (11-15). On the road, the Spurs have an ATS record of 5-7, as opposed to a 6-8 record against the spread when playing at home.

The Spurs have seen over half of their games surpassing the over/under lines, resulting in an over/under record of 18-8-0. Their games have an ongoing average of 245.0 points per game, with an average over/under line of 231.3.

In their recent matchup, the Spurs offense ended with 119 points against the Bucks. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 47.9% and made 9 threes. Leading the team in scoring was Keldon Johnson with 28 points. Zach Collins also added 22 points for the Spurs.

The Spurs’ defense is presently ranked 27 in the league, allowing an average of 122.5 points per contest.

In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Spurs defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 55.9% while allowing 39.0% from downtown.

Overall, the Bulls are 12-17 this season and have gone 2-1 in their last three games. In away games, they are 4-10 compared to 8-7 at home.

Currently, Chicago holds an above .500 ATS record of 15-14 so far this year. Chicago has covered the spread in five consecutive road games, while maintaining an ATS record of 7-7 on the road as opposed to 8-7 at home.

The Bulls have achieved an over/under record of 17-11-1 so far this season. Their games feature an average over/under line of 220.5, and they hold a 2.9 differential compared to the over/under line this season.

Chicago is fresh off a strong offensive showing, putting up 124 points versus the Lakers. This output is higher than their season-average of 110.3 points per game. The team’s top scorer is DeMar DeRozan, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 22.4, while Coby White also carries a PPG average of 17.5 into the game.

Coming into the game, the Bulls defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 48.3% of their games. Currently, they are 13 in the NBA at 113.1 points per game allowed.

When it comes to forced turnovers, the Bulls are forcing 11.6 per game, which is 3rd in the league. They also come into the game sitting 18th in blocked shots at 4.8 per game.

Based on our analysis, we foresee the Bulls winning the game with a predicted score of 110-105.

Chicago Bulls vs San Antonio Spurs Betting Tips

  • Take the Bulls on the moneyline
  • The Bulls should also cover at -4
  • Our NBA model projects 215 points, and we suggest taking the under

Chicago Bulls Injury Report

  • Zach LaVine – Foot – Out
  • Lonzo Ball – Knee – Out
  • Torrey Craig – Right Foot – Out
  • Onuralp Bitim – Nose – Questionable
  • Henri Drell – Thumb – Questionable

San Antonio Spurs Injury Report

  • Keldon Johnson – Back – Probable
  • Charles Bassey – Left Knee – Out
  • Victor Wembanyama – Ankle – Probable

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