Tuesday, August 16 2022

The Brooklyn Nets (7-3) and the Chicago Bulls (6-3) face off at the United Center on Monday evening. The Eastern Conference foes each have three losses at this early stage of the 2021-22 season. The Bulls will be without Coby White (shoulder) and Patrick Williams (wrist) in this matchup. Brooklyn enters on the second game of a back-to-back set after a win over the Toronto Raptors on Sunday afternoon. 

Tip-off is at 8 p.m. ET in Chicago. Caesars Sportsbook lists Chicago as a 1.5-point favorite at home, while the over-under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, is 215 in the latest Nets vs. Bulls odds. Before making any Bulls vs. Nets picks, be sure to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven model

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned almost $9,000 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model finished up almost $600 on its top-rated picks last season and entered Week 3 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 106-71 roll on top-rated NBA picks against the spread. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Nets vs. Bulls and locked in its coveted NBA picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Bulls vs. Nets:

  • Nets vs. Bulls spread: Bulls -1.5
  • Nets vs. Bulls over-under: 215 points
  • BKN: The Nets have covered the spread in three of the last four games
  • CHI: The Bulls are 6-3 against the spread this season
Featured Game | Chicago Bulls vs. Brooklyn Nets

Why the Nets can cover

Brooklyn’s offense carries the banner as the team’s primary appeal. The Nets were the best offensive team in the NBA on a per-possession basis last season, and Brooklyn’s superstar players, Kevin Durant and James Harden, are impressive creation engines on offense. However, Brooklyn is also playing quite well this season on the defensive end. The Nets are currently a top-five team in the NBA in field-goal shooting allowed, 2-point shooting allowed, assists allowed and blocked shots. 

Brooklyn is also above-average in keeping opponents from connecting on 3-point attempts. With the Nets also ranking in the top 10 in shooting efficiency and assists on the offensive side, Brooklyn is in a favorable position. The Nets are also playing fantastic basketball at the moment, as evidenced by five straight victories as they arrive in Chicago.

Why the Bulls can cover

Chicago is playing excellent basketball right now, with top-10 rankings across the NBA in both offensive and defensive efficiency. The Bulls are out-scoring opponents by 5.3 points per 100 possessions, and Chicago’s shooting has been impressive and efficient. The Bulls are shooting 36.1 percent from 3-point range, ranking near the top of the league, and Chicago is also above-average from the floor at 46.1 percent. 

Chicago does a fantastic job protecting the ball, committing a turnover on only 13 percent of offensive possessions, and the Bulls rank in the top five in both free throw attempts (22.1 per game) and free-throw accuracy (85.9 percent). On defense, Chicago is allowing the second-fewest 3-point attempts (29.9 per game) in the NBA, and opponents are shooting just 48.8 percent on 2-point shots against the Bulls. Brooklyn is a tough team to slow, but Chicago also has a rest advantage and the benefit of a home crowd to provide the edge. 

How to make Bulls vs. Nets picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning over on the total, projecting 219 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in well over 50 percent of simulations. You can only see the model’s pick at SportsLine

So who wins Nets vs. Bulls? And which side of the spread hits in well over 50 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out. 

Source: CBSSports.com


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