Brooklyn Nets at Chicago Bulls | NBA Betting, Odds, Picks

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The Chicago Bulls will play the Brooklyn Nets at the United Center on Monday, so check out all our NBA betting to learn more. The opening line has Brooklyn as a 1.5-point underdog. The over/under is set at 215 points. Read our Heat at Nuggets NBA betting tip here!

Odds/Point Spread: Brooklyn (+1.5)

The Nets took on the Pistons and won by a score of 96-90 in their most recent game. The Nets had 21 personal fouls, while the Pistons had 13. Brooklyn missed 11 of the team’s 34 tries from distance. Detroit shot 72.2 percent at the charity stripe, hitting 13 of 18 free throws, while collecting 37 rebounds (7 offensive, 30 defensive). On top of that the Pistons had four blocks. The Pistons allowed 44 assists and 17 steals in the recent matchup. In terms of defense, Brooklyn permitted their opponent to shoot 37.9 percent from the floor on 33 of 87 attempts. They also managed to score 25 assists and force the competition into 6 turnovers while taking 3 steals.

In terms of collecting rebounds they grabbed 45, with 4 of them coming on the offensive end. The Nets knocked down 13 of their 14 free-throw attempts for a 92.9 percent rate from the field, according to nbcsports.com. Brooklyn wrapped up its victory with a 45 percent field goal percentage (36 of 80) and 11 out of 27 three-point attempts. This game was won by one player in particular: Kevin Durant. He put up 29 points, shooting 12 out of 27 times. He was in for 37 minutes and grabbed 10 rebounds. Durant shot 44.4 percent from the field and handed out 5 assists.

Brooklyn Nets NBA Betting

Brooklyn takes the court on Monday with a 6-3 record thus far this campaign. They score 105 points per game (20th in the NBA) and hit 46.3 percent from the field. The Nets are connecting on 36.9 percent of their tries from downtown (114 of 309) and 76.9 percent of their foul shots. Brooklyn is grabbing 45.4 boards per game as a unit. On the season, the team has 216 assists, which is 16th in league passing.

The team is losing the ball 15.4 times per game, which contributes to them giving up a lot of possessions and they commit 19.3 fouls every game as a unit. The Nets are forcing 12.7 turnovers per game and drawing 19.6 personal fouls defensively. Currently the rank 7th in the NBA in assists allowed to their opponents with 186 given up thus far this season. The Nets’ defense gives up a field goal percentage of 41.7 percent (348 of 834) and allows 47 rebounds. Brooklyn is surrendering 32.9 percent from three-point range (29th) and placing 9th in the league in opponents’ PPG (103.3).

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Chicago Bulls NBA Betting Prediction

In their most recent game, the Bulls suffered a 114-105 defeat against the 76ers. When it comes to clearing the glass, the Bulls surrendered Philadelphia 35 in total (6 offensive). They made 13 out of 26 three-point attempts (50.0 percent) and 15 out of 19 charity trips (78.9 percent). The Bulls allowed the 76ers to convert 43 of their 81 shots on goal, resulting in a field-goal percentage of 53.1 percent. Chicago shot 37 out of 92 overall for an effective shooting percentage of 40.2 percent at the end of this game. The bulls missed 7 of their 29 shots from outside the perimeter (24.1%).

They converted 24 of their 48 free throw attempts for a shooting percentage of 80%. The Bulls were successful in going to the line 30 times, with 14 fouls committed by the 76ers. They also had 9 turnovers and 7 steals in this game. Chicago grabbed 28 defensive rebounds and 18 offensive rebounds, for a total of 46 rebounds in this game. DeMar DeRozan was crucial in this battle for the Chicago Bulls. He converted 7 of 15 shots for a percentage of 46.7, and grabbed four rebounds. DeRozan had 25 points in his 35 minutes of action and 4 assists for this game.

Brooklyn Nets at Chicago Bulls NBA Betting

The Bulls have a 6-3 record this season. The Bulls’ offense is shooting 46.1 percent from the field, which places them 11th in the NBA. The Chicago Bulls have 971 points this season (107.9 per game) and 43.3 rebounds per game, according to NBA stats. They assist 23.1 times every game (15th in basketball) and turn it over 12.9 times during that time period. Every game, the Bulls commit 17.6 fouls and shoot 85.9% from the free throw line.

With 102.7 points allowed per contest the Bulls are 8th in the NBA in terms of allowing points per game. They’ve set a new standard in forcing 16.4 TO’s per game, while allowing teams to shoot 44.8 percent from the field (16th in the basketball league). The Chicago defense allows 37.2 percent of shots from long distances (100 out of 269), while its opponents are converting 77.3 percent of their free throws. Every game, they allow 20.1 dimes and 45.1 boards on average, putting them second and 13th in basketball.

Oddsfanatic’s Pick: Take Chicago (-1.5)