Spread Pick: Chicago Bulls with handicap +1 at 1.57 Over/Under: Over 194.5 1.90 Bet Now!
While the overall records for both teams are very impressive, the Bulls stand at 8-3 for the campaign so far while the Kings are at 6-5, the respective away and home records are revealing. The Kings are only standing at 3-2 at home, which means that there is some vulnerability there but the Bulls have a 6-0 record away from home. You may think that will suggest that an away defeat is coming at some point, by the law of averages alone, but sometimes when you get on a run, you just keep moving in that direction.
While the Kings overall record looks okay, it masks the fact that the team is 1-4 in their last five games, so there is a definite slump going on and the Bulls will be looking to maintain their fine away form against a team that may be in need of a confidence boost in this Thursday night match.
|NBA tip locked in at 20/11 20:40 (Spread Result: 104-88, Totals: 191)
The Bulls are on a roll
The Bulls have been scoring freely and come into this game after defeating the Clippers by a score of 89-107. That was the first game in a seven game trip, so you have to think that there will be an away defeat soon at some point for the Bulls but it may not come tonight. The Monday night win was a comfortable one and when you think it was achieved without Rose or Gasol, suffering a hamstring and calf injury respectively, it indicates that this is a squad that knows how to win. Dunleavy and Gibson combined for 39 points on Monday while Joakim Noah picked up a double-double with 11 points and 16 rebounds.
Even though the Kings haven’t been winning too many games of late, DeMarcus Cousins has been in fine form, with 24 points for the team in his last game, however, given he is an injury doubt, this could make matters even harder for Sacramento. History is on the side of the Kings, with two strong home wins in their last 2 games against the Bulls but when current trends are against you, history doesn’t really count for that much.
Injury worries could impact on this match
Both teams have major injury worries which could play a part in deciding the outcome of this match. The Bulls are still without Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler and Pau Gasol are still being monitored on a day to day basis. For the Kings, there is a strong chance that Rudy Gay is going to miss out, and in the worst case scenario, the Kings could also be without DeMarcus Cousins and Jason Thompson. With these injuries affecting both camps, it may be the team who is best supported by their fringe players that gets a positive result tonight.
With respect to basketball betting, I am tipping the Sacramento Kings to win with a handicap of +1 and with odds of 1.57. Anyone looking to get involved with the Over/Under market will find that betting Over 194.5 at odds of 1.90 should be of interest.
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