The United Center plays host to a matchup between the Chicago Bulls (27-33) and Washington Wizards (28-31) on Sunday. Going into the game, the Washington Wizards occupy the Eastern Conference’s tenth seed, one place ahead of the Chicago Bulls, who are 11th. After coming out on top in their last game, the Chicago Bulls are now aiming to secure another victory. The odds of achieving success are in their favor, and with the support of the home fans, they should be hard to beat for the Washington Wizards.
Chicago Bulls VS Washington Wizards Betting expert picks
Chicago Bulls VS Washington Wizards Moneyline
Take the Chicago Bulls to win (1.59) on the moneyline at Maryland sportsbooks.
After a dominant 131-87 victory against the Brooklyn Nets last time out, the Chicago Bulls should be high on confidence. They’ll be looking to take the Washington Wizards down with ease. The oddsmakers have installed them as the -170 favorites on the moneyline. This implies a 63% chance of a home win on Sunday. The Washington Wizards are not expected to recover from their loss to the New York Knicks last time out. The visitors are the +150 underdogs on the moneyline, although their last two road games all ended in victory.
Take the Chicago Bulls (-170) to win outright on the moneyline for the upcoming match at the United Center. They look the better pick of the two sides, having crushed the Brooklyn Nets 131-87 in their last game.
Chicago Bulls VS Washington Wizards Spread
Take the Chicago Bulls -4.0 (1.91) to cover the spread.
The Chicago Bulls enter Sunday’s game as favorites, but not by much. The hosts open up as 4-point favorites over the Washington Wizards, with odds of -110. They’ve won four of their last five home encounters in this series, averaging a 7.5-point differential in their favor.
The Chicago Bulls were unsuccessful in covering the spread in six of the last seven games. Their record is 29-30-1 ATS for the season. In their previous ten games, the Chicago Bulls went 4-6 ATS overall and 6-4 ATS in the last ten at home.
On the road, the Washington Wizards have gone 17-14-1 ATS. Their record for the season itself is 28-29-2 ATS. The Washington Wizards have had success covering the spread in five of their last ten games. In Eastern Conference matchups, they ended up 36-45 ATS recently.
Chicago Bulls VS Washington Wizards Total
Go for Total under 226.0 (1.91) on the total.
The past ten games between the Chicago Bulls and the Washington Wizards didn’t disappoint. The total averaged 225.1 points in these encounters, including 229.6 points in the last five at United Center.
For this latest showdown, the total line is available at 226.0. This is 10.4 points higher than the combined 215.6-point average the Chicago Bulls and the Washington Wizards put up in their last five meetings. Betting on the Under in the total market returns odds of -110.
For betting on the total, consider that seven of the last eight Chicago Bulls games went under. Their record this season is 25-33 O/U. The total went under in four of the last five home games. The Chicago Bulls are 2-8 O/U across their last ten games overall.
The Washington Wizards are 27-29 O/U this season. Their last three games finished under the total. The visitors have gone 13-12 O/U in their most recent matchups against Central teams and 4-6 O/U in their last ten games overall.
Chicago Bulls VS Washington Wizards Betting trends
- Moneyline (ML): Washington Wizards (+150) | Chicago Bulls (-170)
- Against the spread (ATS): Washington Wizards +4.0 (-110) | Chicago Bulls -4.0 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 226.0 (-110) | (-110)
Chicago Bulls Form
The Chicago Bulls put away 131 points in their last match against the Brooklyn Nets, winning 131-87. They’re now 4-6 in their past 10 games, going 17-13 at home for the season.
Heading into Sunday’s match, the Chicago Bulls have been nothing special in their offensive production, clocking in at an average of 113.4 points per contest. The defense, on the other hand, has really stepped up against opposing offenses of late. In the past five outings, the hosts have only given up 102.6 on average. This is better than how they’ve fared over the season, having allowed 112.9 per game in comparison.
After 60 regular season games, the Chicago Bulls are in serious danger of failing to return to the playoffs. Last year’s first-round contestants have only gone 27-33 this season. They rank 11th in the Eastern Conference, outside the postseason berths going into the second half of the year.
Goran Dragic, Javonte Green, and Lonzo Ball are all carrying injuries going into the latest Chicago Bulls game.
Washington Wizards Form
The Washington Wizards couldn’t overcome the New York Knicks in their last match, losing 109-115. The visitors have struggled to establish a consistent run of success. They’ve only won half of their past 10 games, leaving them with a 28-31 regular season record.
The Washington Wizards average 113.6 points per contest, putting them near the middle of the pack among NBA teams for most points. On the defensive end of the floor, the away team has given up 114.0 points in the last five outings and 113.4 points on average for the season.
The Washington Wizards put up a record of 35-47 last year, ending 12th in the Eastern Conference and fourth in the Southeast Division, thus missing out on the playoffs. However, for this season, they currently hold the tenth seed in the Eastern Conference and a place in the Play-In Tournament.
The Washington Wizards enter their latest game with 2 players sidelined in Delon Wright and Kristaps Porzingis
Chicago Bulls VS Washington Wizards H2H history
The Washington Wizards were able to take revenge for their 115-111 loss against the Chicago Bulls on December 2022 by winning the most recent stand-off between the two teams 100-97 at the Capital One Arena. Playing the Chicago Bulls on the road has often proved to be an experience to forget for the Washington Wizards, especially in their last five visits, which saw them fall to defeat four times.
While the Chicago Bulls averaged 114.4 points, the Washington Wizards performed an average of 110.7 points in their ten most recent head-to-head games.