The Phoenix Suns (34-29) visit the Chicago Bulls (29-34), with the matchup beginning at 8:00 PM ET from United Center on Friday, March 3, 2023. The Suns are 3.5-point favorites in the game. The matchup has a 222.5 point total.
How to bet Suns vs. Bulls
Phoenix Suns vs. Chicago Bulls Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 3.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Suns as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Suns have -162 odds to pick up the win, while the Bulls are listed at +138 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 222.5 points.
Suns vs. Bulls Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Friday, March 3, 2023
- Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: NBCS
- Location: Chicago, Illinois
- Arena: United Center
Suns vs. Bulls Betting Trends
The Suns have 32 wins against the spread in 63 games this season. Phoenix has been victorious in 25, or 65.8%, of the 38 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. Suns games this year have gone over the total in 27 out of 63 opportunities (42.9%).
Against the spread, the Bulls are 32-31-0 this year. Chicago is 14-21 in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 40% of those games). Bulls games this season have hit the over on 25 of 63 set point totals (39.7%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Suns: Terrence Ross: Questionable (Toe), Landry Shamet: Out (Foot)
Bulls: Goran Dragic: Out (Knee), Javonte Green: Out (Knee)
What you need to know about the Phoenix Suns
Phoenix has a top-five defense this year, ranking fourth-best in the league with 110.9 points allowed per game. Offensively, it ranks 21st with 112.6 points scored per contest. The Suns are putting up 113.8 points per game this year when playing at home, which is 2.4 more points than they’re averaging when playing on the road (111.4). In their last 10 games, the Suns have been racking up 111.9 points per contest, an average that’s a little lower than the 112.6 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.
Phoenix is making 12.2 threes per game (13th-ranked in league). It owns a 37.7% shooting percentage (seventh-ranked) from three-point land. The Suns are attempting 57.3 two-pointers per game this season, which account for 63.9% of the shots they’ve attempted (and 70.6% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 32.4 threes per contest, which are 36.1% of their shots (and 29.4% of the team’s buckets).
What you need to know about the Chicago Bulls
At 113 points scored per game and 112.3 points conceded, Chicago is 20th in the league offensively and 10th defensively. At home, the Bulls score 114.4 points per game. On the road, they score 111.7. While the Bulls are averaging 113 points per game in 2022-23, they have fallen short of that in their last 10 games, tallying 103.5 points per contest.
Beyond the arc, Chicago is worst in the league in 3-pointers made per game (10.3). It is ranked 14th in 3-point percentage at 36%. In 2022-23, the Bulls have taken 33.1% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 66.9% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 24.4% of the Bulls’ baskets have been 3-pointers, and 75.6% have been 2-pointers.
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