Bulls vs Thunder Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Friday, January 13, 2023

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The Chicago Bulls (19-23) host the Oklahoma City Thunder (19-23) at United Center, starting at 8:00 PM ET on Friday, January 13, 2023. The Thunder are 4.5-point underdogs in the game. A 233.5-point over/under has been installed for the matchup.

How to bet Bulls vs. Thunder

Chicago Bulls vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 4.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Bulls as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Bulls have -183 odds to pick up the win, while the Thunder are listed at +155 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 233.5 points.

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Bulls vs. Thunder Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, January 13, 2023
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBCS
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Arena: United Center

Bulls vs. Thunder Betting Trends

The Bulls are 23-19-0 against the spread this year. Chicago has been the favorite in 14 games this season and has come away with the win six times (42.9%) in those contests. The Bulls have eclipsed the over/under in 47.6% of their opportunities this year (20 times over 42 games with a set point total).

The Thunder have 26 wins against the spread in 42 games this year. Oklahoma City has gone 14-16 in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 46.7% of those games). Thunder games this year have hit the over on 25 of 42 set point totals (59.5%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Bulls

Bulls Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
DeMar DeRozan 41 26.1 5 4.9 1 0.5 0.4
Zach LaVine 38 23.8 4.4 4.2 1 0.2 3.1
Nikola Vucevic 42 16.9 10.9 3.1 0.6 0.9 1.7
Patrick Williams 42 9.8 4.1 1.3 0.7 0.9 1.4
Ayo Dosunmu 40 9.7 3.1 2.6 0.8 0.3 0.9

Thunder

Thunder Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 38 31 4.8 5.6 1.6 1.1 1
Josh Giddey 37 15.5 7.9 5.6 0.7 0.4 1.1
Luguentz Dort 41 14 4.2 2.3 1.1 0.3 1.8
Jalen Williams 38 11.7 3.7 2.8 0.9 0.5 0.8
Tre Mann 37 8.8 2.4 1.8 0.8 0.2 1.4
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Bulls: Zach LaVine: Probable (Hand), DeMar DeRozan: Doubtful (Quadricep), Javonte Green: Out (Knee), Tony Bradley: Out (Health Protocols), Lonzo Ball: Out (Knee)

Thunder: Aleksej Pokusevski: Out (Leg), Jeremiah Robinson-Earl: Out (Ankle), Ousmane Dieng: Out (Wrist), Chet Holmgren: Out (Foot)

What you need to know about the Chicago Bulls

Offensively, Chicago is averaging 114.2 points per game (13th-ranked in league). It is surrendering 114.9 points per contest at the other end (18th-ranked). The Bulls put up 114.8 points per game at home, compared to 113.7 points per game away from home, a difference of 1.1 points per contest. The Bulls’ offense has been improved over their last 10 games, scoring 117.4 points per contest compared to the 114.2 they’ve averaged this year.

Chicago ranks fifth-best in the NBA with a three-point shooting percentage of 37.4%. It ranks 25th in the league by sinking 10.8 treys per contest. This season, the Bulls have taken 67% two-pointers, accounting for 74.7% of the team’s baskets. They have shot 33% from three-point land (25.3% of the team’s baskets).

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What you need to know about the Oklahoma City Thunder

On offense Oklahoma City is the seventh-ranked squad in the NBA (116.7 points per game). On defense it is 23rd (116.5 points allowed per game). The Thunder are putting up more points at home (118.8 per game) than away (114.5). The Thunder are posting 122 points per game in their previous 10 games, which is 5.3 more than their average for the season (116.7).

In 2022-23, Oklahoma City is 15th in the league in 3-point makes (12 per game) and 16th in 3-point percentage (35.6%). In 2022-23, the Thunder have taken 63.7% percent of their shots from inside the arc, and 36.3% percent from beyond it. In terms of made shots, 72.1% of the Thunder’s baskets have been 2-pointers, and 27.9% have been 3-pointers.

Bulls vs. Thunder Predictions and Pick

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WRITTEN BY

Dan Smullen

Hailing all the way from Dublin, Ireland, Dan Smullen has BSC. in the Sports and Exercise Sciences from the University of Limerick. He is data obsessed. In the past he has worked both as a video performance analyst and provided biometric performance testing and analysis for professional rugby teams. Dan is obsessed about helping the average punter become more successful at sports betting through the assistance of good sports betting data analysis. He has worked with over 200 journalists at multiple editorial teams in his previous role as Head of Search for the largest national news publisher in Ireland.

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