Bulls vs. Nets Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 24 (Can Chicago Snap a Six-Game Losing Streak?)

Bulls vs. Nets Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 24 (Can Chicago Snap a Six-Game Losing Streak?)


Bulls vs. Nets Game Info

  • Date: Friday, February 24, 2023
  • Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • Venue: United Center -- Chicago, Illinois
  • Coverage: NBCS-CHI and YES

The 2022-23 NBA season continues on Friday with eight more games, including a battle between the Brooklyn Nets and Chicago Bulls. The Nets rank fifth in the Eastern Conference with a 34-24 record, while the Bulls check in 11th with a 26-33 record. Each team is fighting to compete in the playoff race.

Brooklyn enters as a loser in four of its last six games, but did defeat the Miami Heat by a score of 116-105 its last time out (Feb. 15). Meanwhile, Chicago is in the midst of a six-game losing streak that includes a 112-100 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Feb. 16. Which team will earn a victory tonight?

Bulls vs. Nets Odds & Spread

  • All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: CHI: (-130) | BKN: (+110)
  • Spread: CHI: -2 (-112) | BKN: +2 (-108)
  • Total: 222.5 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Bulls enter this contest as slight home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 8 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 222.5 points, which is below average compared to Friday's projected totals.

Bulls vs Nets Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Bulls -1 - - - - - -116 -102

Bulls vs. Nets Betting Trends

  • The Bulls compiled a 43-38-1 record against the spread last season.
  • The Nets' ATS record as underdogs of 1 point or greater was 14-11-1 last season.
  • The Bulls and their opponents combined to hit the over 40 out of 82 times last season.
  • Last season, 41 of the Nets' 82 games hit the over.

Bulls vs. Nets Prediction & Pick

The Nets are still trying to create an identity with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving no longer on the squad. Newcomers like Mikal Bridges and Cam Johnson lead an offense that features a considerable amount of depth, but lacks a true superstar. The same thing cannot be said about the Bulls, though.

Chicago has both Zach LaVine and DeMar DeRozan on the court, which shows that it has the talent to make a playoff push. The Bulls are shooting 49.4% from the floor (No. 5 in NBA) and forcing 15.0 turnovers (No. 9 in NBA) per home game this season. That kind of balance should lead to a victory.

Brooklyn has lost five of its last seven games away from home, so fade the Nets on Friday night.

Final Score Prediction: Bulls: 111 | Nets: 107

Bulls vs. Nets Best Bet

This matchup screams defensive battle for a few reasons. Brooklyn tends to take possessions late into the shot clock as it averages only 84.3 field goals attempted per game (No. 28 in NBA). On the other side, Chicago logs just 114.3 points per home game, which is the 11th-worst mark in the NBA.

The total has hit the under in six of Chicago's last seven games overall as well as in nine of its last 10 games against Brooklyn. Not only that, but the under has cashed in each of the Nets' last five games against a team with a losing record. Expect a ton of bricked shots and contested jumpers tonight.

Bet: Under 222.5 Points (-110)

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