The Washington Wizards (1-0) host the Chicago Bulls (1-0) at Capital One Arena, starting at 7:00 PM ET on Friday, October 21, 2022. The Wizards are just 2-point favorites in the game. The matchup has a 222.5 point total.
Washington Wizards vs. Chicago Bulls Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 2 points, with sportsbooks listing the Wizards as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Wizards have -132 odds to pick up the win, while the Bulls are listed at +111 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 222.5 points.
Wizards vs. Bulls Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Friday, October 21, 2022
- Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: NSWA
- Location: Washington D.C.
- Arena: Capital One Arena
Wizards vs. Bulls Betting Trends
The Wizards covered the spread 32 times in 82 games last season. Washington won 60% of the games last season in which it was the moneyline favorite (18-12). Last season, 45 of the Wizards’ 82 games went over the point total.
The Bulls’ record against the spread last season was 42-39-1. Last season, Chicago won eight out of the 34 games, or 23.5%, in which it was the underdog. Last year, 40 of the Bulls’ 82 games hit the over.
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Wizards vs. Bulls Injury Report
Wizards: Vernon Carey: Questionable (Concussion), Deni Avdija: Questionable (Ankle), Corey Kispert: Out (Ankle)
Bulls: Zach LaVine: Out (Knee), Lonzo Ball: Out (Knee)
What you need to know about the Washington Wizards
Last season, Washington was 22nd in the league offensively (108.6 points scored per game) and 16th defensively (112 points allowed). The Wizards posted 111.9 points per game at home. On the road, they averaged 105.3 points per contest.
Last year, Washington was worst in the NBA in 3-point makes (10.5 per game) and fifth-worst in 3-point percentage (34.2%). Last year, the Wizards attempted 64.4% of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 35.6% from beyond it. In terms of makes, 74.2% of the Wizards’ buckets were 2-pointers, and 25.8% were 3-pointers.
What you need to know about the Chicago Bulls
Chicago posted 111.6 points per game (13th-ranked in NBA) last season, while allowing 112 points per contest (16th-ranked). The Bulls scored 114.2 points per game at home last season, and 109 on the road.
Chicago did not sink many three-pointers last season, ranking third-worst in the NBA (10.6 treys per game). But it ranked fourth-best in the league with a 36.9% shooting percentage when it did fire from beyond the arc. The Bulls took 66.8% two-pointers and 33.2% threes last year. Of the team’s baskets, 74.5% were two-pointers and 25.5% were three-pointers.
Wizards vs. Bulls Predictions and Pick
Our pick to win this contest is the Wizards, and we expect that Bulls will cover the spread (Wizards -2). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 222.5 points.
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