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NBA Betting Pick and Prediction: Chicago Bulls vs. Phoenix Suns

January 22, 2024


The Chicago Bulls will travel to Phoenix, Arizona to face the Phoenix Suns at the Footprint Arena with the game scheduled to start at 9:00 PM ET on Monday night and will air on Arizona Fox Sports and NBC Chicago.



The Bulls are in 9th place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 21-23 while having won three of their last four games and are on a two-game winning streak following a 125-96 win at home against the Memphis Grizzlies. Chicago has been one of the lowest-scoring teams in the NBA with an average of 110.1 points per game which is the 4th lowest points scored per game this season, however, the Bulls have been one of the best defensive teams in the league as they are allowing the 12th fewest points per game with an average of 112.43 points allowed per game. DeMar DeRozan leads the team in scoring and assists with an average of 21.9 points and 5.3 assists per game. The Chicago Bulls will look to extend their winning streak to three games when they travel to face the Phoenix Suns.



The Phoenix Suns have been one of the more disappointing teams this season in the NBA as they are one of the more talented teams in the league, however, they are in 7th place in the Western Conference with a record of 24-18 and are on a five-game winning streak following a 117-110 win at home against the Indiana Pacers on Sunday night. Phoenix has been an above-average team offensively as they are averaging 115.93 points per game which is above the league average of 115.52 points per game while also being an above-average team defensively as they are allowing an average of 114.43 points per game. Jusuf Nurkic is averaging a double-double this season with an average of 12.2 points and 10.6 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns will look to extend their winning streak to six games when they host the Chicago Bulls on Monday night.



BookMaker has the Phoenix Suns listed as 5.5-point favorites at home against the Chicago Bulls on Monday night. Phoenix has won eight of the last ten including the previous eight meetings while going 5-4-1 ATS in the last ten and 2-0-1 in the last three games in the series. The Chicago Bulls are 22-21-1 ATS overall, 9-11 ATS on the road, and 12-12-1 ATS as an underdog this season while the Phoenix Suns are 15-25-2 ATS overall, 7-16-1 ATS at home, and 10-18-2 ATS as a favorite on the year.



Phoenix is the better team this season and has been the dominant team in the series, winning eight of the last ten including the last eight meetings. The Suns have also been the better team at covering the spread in the series, going 5-4-1 ATS in the last ten and 2-0-1 ATS in the last three contests. Buy the .5 point and lay the points with the Phoenix Suns when they host the Chicago Bulls on Monday night. 

Spooky Express Pick: Phoenix Suns -5