Nets vs Bulls Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Thursday, February 9, 2023

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The Brooklyn Nets (32-22) host the Chicago Bulls (26-28) at Barclays Center, tipping off at 7:30 PM ET on Thursday, February 9, 2023. The Bulls are slight, 1-point underdogs in the game. The point total in the contest is set at 226.5.

How to bet Nets vs. Bulls

Brooklyn Nets vs. Chicago Bulls Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 1 point, with sportsbooks listing the Nets as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Nets have -121 odds to pick up the win, while the Bulls are listed at +101 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 226.5 points.

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Nets vs. Bulls Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Thursday, February 9, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: TNT
  • Location: Brooklyn, New York
  • Arena: Barclays Center

Nets vs. Bulls Betting Trends

The Nets have played 54 games, with 29 wins against the spread. Brooklyn has been chosen as the favorite in 35 games this year and has walked away with the win 24 times (68.6%) in those games. Nets games this year have eclipsed the over/under 25 times in 54 opportunities (46.3%).

Against the spread, the Bulls are 30-24-0 this year. Chicago has won 45.2% of the games this season it was the underdog on the moneyline (14-17). Bulls games this year have gone over the total in 23 of 54 opportunities (42.6%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Nets Leaders
Spencer Dinwiddie 53 17.7 3.1 5.2 0.7 0.3 2.6
Mikal Bridges 56 17.2 4.3 3.6 1.2 0.8 1.8
Cameron Johnson 17 13.9 3.8 1.5 0.9 0.4 2.6
Nicolas Claxton 51 13.2 9.2 1.7 0.8 2.6 0
Cameron Thomas 35 11 1.7 1.5 0.4 0.1 0.9


Bulls Leaders
DeMar DeRozan 50 25.9 4.8 5 1 0.5 0.5
Zach LaVine 50 23.6 4.8 4.1 1 0.2 2.8
Nikola Vucevic 54 18 11.3 3.4 0.7 0.8 1.7
Patrick Williams 54 10.2 4.4 1.3 0.7 0.8 1.4
Ayo Dosunmu 52 9.8 3.1 2.8 0.7 0.4 0.9
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Nets: Day’Ron Sharpe: Questionable (Foot), Yuta Watanabe: Questionable (Back), Seth Curry: Out (Adductor), Kevin Durant: Out (Knee)

Bulls: Patrick Williams: Probable (Ankle), Alex Caruso: Probable (Foot), DeMar DeRozan: Questionable (Hip), Javonte Green: Out (Knee), Lonzo Ball: Out (Knee)

What you need to know about the Brooklyn Nets

With 114.4 points per game on offense, Brooklyn is 15th in the NBA. Defensively, it gives up 112.6 points per contest, which ranks 12th in the league. At home, the Nets are putting up 2.7 more points per game (115.8) than they are in road games (113.1). The Nets’ offense has been improved over their last 10 games, putting up 118.4 points per contest compared to the 114.4 they’ve averaged this year.

Brooklyn is making 12.4 treys per game this season (12th-ranked in NBA), and it has a 39.2% three-point percentage (second-best). The Nets have taken 62.4% two-pointers and 37.6% three-pointers this season. Of the team’s baskets, 70.9% are two-pointers and 29.1% are threes.

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What you need to know about the Chicago Bulls

In 2022-23, Chicago is 16th in the league offensively (114.3 points scored per game) and 16th defensively (113.8 points conceded). In 2022-23 the Bulls are averaging 2.7 more points per game at home (115.7) than on the road (113). The Bulls have fared worse offensively in their previous 10 games, compiling 113.4 points per contest, 0.9 fewer points their than season average of 114.3.

Chicago is the third-worst team in the NBA in 3-pointers made (10.6 per game) and 12th in 3-point percentage (36.5%). In 2022-23, the Bulls have attempted 33.2% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 66.8% percent from inside it. In terms of made shots, 24.8% of the Bulls’ buckets have been 3-pointers, and 75.2% have been 2-pointers.

Our pick to win this matchup is the Nets, and we predict that Nets will cover the spread (Nets -1). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 226.5 points.

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You can bet on Nets vs. Bulls at every legal online sportsbook. For more NBA odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals as well as NBA prop odds, check out the latest NBA lines as well as our guide to the best NBA betting sites.

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Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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