Nets vs Bulls Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Wednesday, January 4, 2023

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The Brooklyn Nets (25-12) visit the Chicago Bulls (16-21) on January 4, 2023 at United Center. The Nets are favorites by five points as they enter the matchup winners of 12 in a row and are 10-0 in their last 10 games. A 234-point over/under has been set for the matchup.

How to bet Nets vs. Bulls

Brooklyn Nets vs. Chicago Bulls Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Nets as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Nets have -207 odds to pick up the win, while the Bulls are listed at +171 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 234 points.

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Nets vs. Bulls Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Wednesday, January 4, 2023
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBCS
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Arena: United Center

Nets vs. Bulls Betting Trends

In the Nets’ 37 games this year, they have 20 wins against the spread. Brooklyn has come away with 20 wins in the 26 contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season. The Nets have gone over the point total in 45.9% of their opportunities this year (17 times over 37 games with a set point total).

The Bulls have played 37 games, with 19 wins against the spread. Chicago is 10-14 in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 41.7% of those games). The Bulls have gone over the point total 48.6% of the time this year (18 of 37 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Nets

Nets Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Kevin Durant 36 29.6 6.8 5.5 0.8 1.5 1.7
Kyrie Irving 27 26.2 5.1 4.5 0.7 0.9 3.1
Nicolas Claxton 34 11.9 8.3 1.4 0.8 2.5 0
TJ Warren 13 10.2 3.4 1.5 0.8 0.4 0.5
Royce O’Neale 34 9.5 4.9 4.3 0.9 0.7 2.4

Bulls

Bulls Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
DeMar DeRozan 37 26.7 5.1 4.9 1.1 0.5 0.4
Zach LaVine 33 22.7 4.3 4.3 1 0.1 2.8
Nikola Vucevic 37 16.7 10.5 2.9 0.6 0.8 1.7
Ayo Dosunmu 35 9.7 3.2 2.7 0.8 0.3 0.9
Patrick Williams 37 9.5 4 1.3 0.6 0.9 1.4
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Nets vs. Bulls Injury Report

Bulls: Dalen Terry: Questionable (Right Knee), Derrick Jones: Probable (Eye), Andre Drummond: Probable (Shoulder), Javonte Green: Out (Knee), Tony Bradley: Out (Personal), Lonzo Ball: Out (Knee)

What you need to know about the Brooklyn Nets

Offensively, Brooklyn is averaging 115.2 points per game (11th-ranked in league). It is ceding 110.8 points per contest at the other end of the court (sixth-ranked). The Nets post 116.3 points per game in home games, compared to 114.1 points per game away from home, a difference of 2.2 points per contest. The Nets have seen an increase in scoring recently, putting up 124.7 points per game in their last 10 contests, 9.5 points more than the 115.2 they’ve scored this year.

Brooklyn ranks second-best in the NBA with a three-point shooting percentage of 39.3%. It ranks 13th in the league by sinking 12.1 three-pointers per contest. When it comes to shot breakdown, the Nets have taken 63.3% two-pointers (accounting for 72% of the team’s buckets) and 36.7% threes (28%).

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What you need to know about the Chicago Bulls

Offensively Chicago is the 14th-ranked squad in the league (114.3 points per game). On defense it is 18th (115.6 points allowed per game). In 2022-23 the Bulls are scoring 0.9 fewer points per game at home (113.8) than on the road (114.7). While the Bulls are putting up 114.3 points per game in 2022-23, they have bettered that mark over their previous 10 games, amassing 116.3 a contest.

Beyond the arc, Chicago is fifth-worst in the league in 3-pointers made per game (10.6). It is ranked 11th in 3-point percentage at 36.7%. The Bulls take 32.8% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 67.2% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 24.8% of the Bulls’ buckets are 3-pointers, and 75.2% are 2-pointers.

Our prediction to win this game is the Nets, and we predict that Bulls will cover the spread (Nets -5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 234 points.

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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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