Chicago Bulls vs Phoenix Suns Prediction, Pick and Preview, March 18 (3/18): NBA
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- Mar 18, 2022, 8:37:18 AM
Credit: photo by Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports
|Time||9:00 p.m. EST|
|Bulls money line||+180|
|Suns money line||-220|
|Over / under||232|
2021-2022 season stats
|Chicago Bulls||Phoenix Suns|
|Road / home record||16-18||29-8|
|Points per game||112.12||114.49|
|Points allowed per game||110.91||106.27|
|Rebounds per game||42.83||45.43|
|Rebounds allowed per game||43.20||44.39|
|Over / under record||34-32-2||37-33|
The Chicago Bulls travel to Phoenix to take on the Suns on Friday night. This is the second time these teams face off this season, the Suns got the win on the road last time 127-124.
The Bulls have lost 3 of their last 5 games and are 16-18 on the road this season with a 41-28 record overall ranking second in the Central division.
DeRozan is shooting 50.4% and averaging 27.9 points for the Bulls. Zach LaVine is averaging 25.7 points over the last 10 games for Chicago.
In their last 10 games the Bulls are 3-7, averaging 109.1 points, 39.8 rebounds, 22.2 assists, 7.8 steals and 3.5 blocks per game while shooting 47.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.1 points.
INJURIES: Williams and Ball are out.
The Suns have won their last 3 games and are 29-8 at home with a 56-14 record overall ranking 1st in the Western Conference. They're coming from a win against the Rockets. Devin Booker scored 36 points, Mikal Bridges added 26. Deandre Ayton added 23 points and 11 rebounds, and Torrey Craig — starting in place of the injured Jae Crowder for the short-handed Suns — had 21 points on 8-of-8 shooting and a season-high 14 rebounds.
Booker is shooting 37.6% from beyond the arc with 2.7 made 3-pointers per game for the Suns, while averaging 25.8 points, 5.1 rebounds and 4.9 assists. Deandre Ayton is shooting 66.4% and averaging 19.9 points over the past 10 games for Phoenix.
In their last 10 games, the Suns are 7-3, averaging 119.6 points, 42.3 rebounds, 29.7 assists, 8.4 steals and 4.8 blocks per game while shooting 50.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.8 points per game.
INJURIES: Paul, Kaminsky, Saric and Johnson are out.
Chicago are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games.
Chicago are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games against Phoenix.
Phoenix are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games at home.
The Bulls have struggled lately, losing 3 of their last10 games but they have faced tough teams like the Suns, Jazz, 76ers, Bucks and Heat. The Suns continue to be dominating even without Chris Paul, but they have failed to cover the spread against the Bulls. Phoenix are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games when playing at home against Chicago. Expect for the Bulls to keep this game close enough to cover the spread.
PICK: Bulls 5.5 (-110)
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