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The Bulls come into today’s game as 5.5-point underdogs, and they have gone 8-16 as the underdog this season. As the underdog, they have a scoring differential of -5.9 points per game. Keep reading for our Bulls vs Suns Odds and AI picks.
Chicago has lost their last four games as the underdog vs. the spread, but they have covered in two straight games overall. Their ATS record on the road is 8-11.
In terms of their O/U record for the season, the Bulls are 22-21-1. Today’s line of 228.5 is higher than the average O/U line in their games (221.7), and they have seen 36 of their games finish with lower scoring totals.
Chicago’s last game was a 125-96 win over the Grizzlies. They were favored by 7.5 points in that game and easily covered the spread. The O/U line for that game was 215 points.
The Bulls are currently 9th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 21-23. In their conference, they are 13-16 and 3-6 against other NBA teams in the Central Division.
Phoenix’s Winning Streak
The Suns are favored by 5.5 points today and have gone 20-10 as the favorite this season. In their last 12 games as the favorite, they have a scoring margin of +4.8 points per game.
Phoenix has won five straight games and is currently 7th in the Western Conference with a record of 24-18. In games against other Western Conference teams, they are 16-14 compared to 8-4 against the East.
On the season, the Suns have an O/U record of 22-20, and the under has hit in their last three games. Today’s line of 228.5 is lower than their season average of 230.6.
In their last game, the Suns beat the Pacers by a score of 117-110. The O/U line for that game was 246, giving them an underdog record of 11-5 for the season.
Phoenix’s ATS record for the season is 15-26, and they pushed the spread in their last game. At home, they are 7-16 ATS compared to 8-10 on the road.
|Chicago Bulls vs Phoenix Suns
|Location of the Game: Footprint Center, Phoenix
|Date and Time: Monday, January 22nd 9:00 ET
|How to watch: watchlivesports.co
AI Predictions and SportsBettingAI Picks
|Sport Betting AI PICKS
AI Picks: Phoenix Suns 116 – Chicago Bulls 110
SBAI Picks: ATS Suns -5.5 | ML Suns -223 | UNDER 228.5
Bulls vs Suns Odds
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Chicago Bulls Game Analysis
Chicago’s offense has struggled to score this season, ranking 27th in the NBA at 110.6 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 109.4 points per game.
The Bulls have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 36.4% of their games this season. In terms of pace, they are 28th in the league at 96.6 possessions per game.
Chicago’s offense has been heavily reliant on two-point attempts, ranking 4th in the NBA in that category. However, they are just 26th in two-point field goal percentage at 51%.
So far this season, the Chicago Bulls have been a top-10 defense, allowing just 112.0 points per game. They have been slightly better at home, where they are giving up just 109.0 points per contest.
One area where the Bulls have struggled defensively is defending the three-point line. On the season, they are 29th in three-point percentage allowed at 36.1%. However, over their last five games, they have been better in that department, ranking 9th in three-point percentage allowed.
Overall, opponents have scored less than their season average in 63.6% of games vs. the Bulls. In terms of rebounds, Chicago is 17th in the league at 43.5 per game.
Phoenix Suns Game Analysis
At home, the Suns are averaging 117 points per game, which is 12th in the NBA. Overall, they are 13th in the league in scoring at 116.1 points per game. In terms of pace, Phoenix is 24th at 97.8 possessions per game.
When it comes to shooting, the Suns are 8th in field goal percentage at 48%. However, they are just 23rd in three-point shooting percentage at 37%. On average, Phoenix attempts 31.7 three-pointers per game.
So far this season, the Suns have outscored the NBA scoring average in 52.4% of their games. In terms of assists, they are 16th in the league with 26.2 per game.
When playing at home this season, the Suns have given up 115 points per game, which ranks 18th in the NBA standings. Over their last five games, they have been even better, holding opponents to just 112.2 points per game.
On the season, opponents have made 13 three-pointers per game against Phoenix, which is right at the league average. However, over their last five games, they have struggled to defend the three-point line, allowing opponents to shoot 40% from deep.
So far this year, opposing offenses have scored less than their season average 52.4% of the time vs. the Suns. In terms of field goal percentage, Phoenix has been a top-12 defense, holding opponents to 46.9% shooting.
- Zach LaVine – Ankle – Out
- Andre Drummond – Back – Probable
- Lonzo Ball – Knee – Out
- Torrey Craig – Right Foot – Out
- Patrick Williams – Ankle – Probable
- Damion Lee – Knee – Out
- Bol Bol – Foot – Out
Chicago Bulls vs Phoenix Suns Head-to-Head
The Suns have gone a perfect 3-0 in their last three head to head matchups vs. the Bulls. In the last three games as the favorite against the Bulls, the Suns have put together a 2-1 vs. the spread. Looking back over the previous three times that the Bulls and Suns have faced off, they have combined to average 234 points per game and have an over/under record of 3-0.