NBA Betting Preview: Chicago Bulls vs. Golden State Warriors – Friday, Jan. 11, 2019
Matchup at a Glance
Where: Oracle Arena in Oakland, California
When: Friday, January 11th at 10:30 PM ET
Spread: Golden State -15.5
The Golden State Warriors enter this game with a record of 27-14 and have won four of their last five games including two games in a row and are coming off a home win against the New York Knicks on Tuesday by a score of 122-95.
The Chicago Bulls enter this game with a record of 10-31 and have lost five games in a row including a road loss against the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday by a score of 112-124. Let’s take a closer look at these two teams and we’ll start with the underdog Chicago Bulls.
The Bulls are 10-31 overall and 19-21-1 ATS. The Chicago Bulls aren’t going to make the playoffs this season and are likely to have a high probability of getting the 1st overall pick in the NBA draft. They are currently in 13th place in the Eastern Conference and trail the Charlotte Hornets by 9.5 games for the 8th spot in the conference. Chicago is 19-21-1 ATS overall, 16-13-1 ATS after a loss, 9-10 ATS on the road and 19-20-1 ATS as an underdog.
Zach Lavine leads the team in scoring and assists with 822 points and 152 assists. Wendell Carter Jr leads the team in rebounds and blocks with 283 rebounds and 56 blocks. Justin Holiday leads the team in steals with 67.
Chicago is averaging 100.66 points per game which ranks 30th in the NBA. They are averaging 7.68 offensive rebounds per game which ranks 29th in the NBA. They are averaging 21.63 assists per game which ranks 27th in the NBA.
The Bulls are allowing 110.17 points per game which ranks 16th in the NBA. They are averaging 33.76 defensive rebounds per game which ranks 23rd in the NBA. They are averaging 7.85 steals per game which ranks 15th in the NBA.
Golden State Warriors
The Warriors are 27-14 overall and 17-24 ATS. The Golden State Warriors are starting to heat up and the get Cousins back within the next few weeks which will make them an even better team. They are currently in 2nd place in the Western Conference and trail the Denver Nuggets by 1 game for the top spot in the conference. Golden State is 17-24 ATS overall, 12-14 ATS after a win, 9-13 ATS at home and 15-21 ATS as a favorite.
Kevin Durant leads the team in scoring, assists, rebounds and blocks with 1,163 points, 252 assists, 304 rebounds and 43 blocks. Klay Thompson leads the team in steals with 50.
Golden State is averaging 116.68 points per game which ranks 3rd in the NBA. They are averaging 9.93 offensive rebounds per game which ranks 17th in the NBA. They are averaging 28.27 assists per game which ranks 1st in the NBA.
The Warriors are allowing 111.73 points per game which ranks 20th in the NBA. They are averaging 36.12 defensive rebounds per game which ranks 5th in the NBA. They are averaging 7.29 steals per game which ranks 22nd in the NBA.
Golden State gets the win, but Chicago gets the cover
Both of these teams are polar opposites as Chicago ranks last in the NBA in scoring while Golden State ranks 3rd. Golden State also has one of the best records in the NBA while Chicago has one of the worst. Neither team is great ATS, but Golden State is the 2nd worst team in the NBA ATS while Chicago is middle of the pack. I look for Golden State to come away with the win, but I like Chicago with the points on Friday. Make sure to be this match-up on BetDSI.