NBA Prediction: Washington Wizards vs. Chicago Bulls (2/26/2023)
- Feb 26, 2023, 11:59:06 AM
The Washington Wizards will take on the Chicago Bulls on Sunday, February 26th, in a matchup of Eastern Conference teams. The game will be held at the United Center in Chicago and will begin at 3:30 p.m. EST. As a staff writer for KingPin.pro, I will provide an analysis of both teams and the current betting trends to make a prediction for the game's outcome.
Analysis: Washington Wizards
The Wizards come into this game with a record of 28-31, placing them in 10th in the Eastern Conference. They are 15-18 against conference opponents and have won five of their last ten games.
Their offense has been the driving force behind their success this season, averaging 113.08 points per game, which ranks 13th in the league. They have been especially efficient from the field, shooting 48.50%, which ranks 7th in the league.
On the defensive end, they have struggled, allowing an average of 115.43 points per game, which ranks 28th in the league. They have allowed opponents to shoot 48.63% from the field, which is the 4th worst mark in the league.
Injury-wise, the Wizards will be without Kristaps Porzingis, who is dealing with a knee injury.
Analysis: Chicago Bulls
The Bulls come into this game with a record of 27-33, placing them in 11th in the Eastern Conference. They are 21-20 in conference play and have won four of their last ten games.
Offensively, they have been led by DeMar DeRozan and Zach LaVine, who are averaging 25.2 and 25.6 points per game, respectively. They have been averaging 108.9 points per game, which ranks 24th in the league.
Defensively, they have been solid, allowing an average of 110.70 points per game, which ranks 8th in the league. They have been holding opponents to 48.49% shooting from the field, which ranks 12th in the league.
Injury-wise, the Bulls will be without Javonte Green and Goran Dragic, who are both dealing with knee injuries. Additionally, Lonzo Ball is out for the season with a knee injury.
The Wizards are 10-5 against the spread (ATS) in their last 15 games and 10-5 straight up (SU) in their last 15 games. However, they are just 4-11 SU in their last 15 games against the Bulls. The total has gone under in five of their last seven games.
The Bulls are 5-4-1 ATS in their last 10 games and 7-3 SU in their last 10 games. They have covered the spread in six of their last eight home games. The total has gone under in six of their last 10 games.
Public Betting Data
As of this writing, the Wizards are receiving 57% of the bets and 58% of the moneyline handle, according to data from KingPin.pro. The total has seen 54% of the bets and 57% of the handle on the over.
Prediction Pick: Chicago Bulls -4.0 (Spread)
Despite the Wizards' recent success, the Bulls have been playing well lately and have the advantage in this matchup. Led by DeMar DeRozan and Zach LaVine, the Bulls have a potent offense that can put up points in a hurry. On the other hand, the Wizards will be without Kristaps Porzingis, which could be a big loss for them.
When looking at the betting trends and public betting data, the Wizards have been a popular pick among bettors. However, our analysis suggests that the Bulls are the better team and should win this game, especially at home.
In terms of the point spread, we believe that the Wizards will cover, but the Bulls will win the game outright. As for the moneyline, we suggest taking the Bulls at -164, as they are the better team and should win this game. Finally, we predict that the total will go over, as both teams have potent offenses and could easily combine for over 225 points.
Overall, we expect a high-scoring and competitive game between these two Eastern Conference teams. Fans can catch all the action on the Kingpin.pro iOS and Android app, which offers live scores, odds, and other useful features for NBA bettors. Be sure to download the app and follow the game closely to see if our prediction comes true.