Oklahoma City Thunder vs Chicago Bulls January 9th, 2017

    Russell Westbrook vs J.R. Smith
    Russell Westbrook vs J.R. Smith. Photo taken by Erik Drost.

    Oklahoma City Thunder vs Chicago Bulls on Monday, January 9th, 2017 at United Center, Chicago, Illinois 8pm. The first of a 2 game series this season.

    Oklahoma City Thunder vs Chicago Bulls Prediction

    NBA Team Average Stats

    Oklahoma City Thunder (Rec: 22-16)

    • Points Per Game: 111.4
    • Field Goal %: 46
    • 3 Point %: 33
    • Free Throw %: 73

    Thunder Away: 8-10, Bulls Home: 12-7

    Chicago Bulls (Rec: 19-18)

    • Points Per Game: 108.8
    • Field Goal %: 44
    • 3 Point %: 32
    • Free Throw %: 81

    *- Average points per game are over the last 5 games.

    Oklahoma City Thunder vs Chicago Bulls Odds

    Date: Monday, January 9th, 2017
    Time: 8pm EST
    Venue: United Center – Chicago, Illinois
    Moneyline Odds: OKC -105, CHI -115
    Spread Odds: OKC +1 (-110), CHI -1 (-110)
    Over/Under Odds: 210 (-115)o, 210 (-105)u
    Odds provided by Bovada, for updated odds click here.

    Picks by the numbers: Oklahoma City ML, Thunder +1, Over 210

    Oklahoma City Thunder vs Chicago Bulls Against The Spread

    ATS: OKC 20-18, CHI 18-19
    Home ATS: OKC 12-8, CHI 10-9
    Away ATS: OKC 8-10, CHI 8-10
    Head-to-Head ATS: 5-5
    Head-to-Head Over/Under: 3-7

    The 7th ranked west team vs the 7th ranked east team. In match-ups like this, I always lean towards the west unless it’s the NBA finals. Teams in the west during the regular season seems to be stronger over the years. The Chicago Bulls are on a 3 game winning streak but Russel Westbrook averaging a triple-double per game. It’s hard to bet against the Thunder right now. So my bet is on OKC ML.

    My thoughts on the over/under NBA betting. The average points per game show that taking the over is a pretty safe bet. However, the head to head over/under shows that most likely the under is a good bet as well. So we have to take a look at the odds. The over/under odds show that the bookie would like us to take the under which means it’s more like the over will happen this game. If you want to take a shot at it be my guess. I will leave it alone this game.

    My Pick: Oklahoma City Thunder ML

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