Friday, October 7 2022

Who’s Playing

Chicago @ Phoenix

Current Records: Chicago 41-28; Phoenix 56-14

What to Know

The Chicago Bulls haven’t won a game against the Phoenix Suns since March 18 of 2019, but they’ll be looking to end the drought Friday. Chicago is on the road again Friday and plays against Phoenix at 10 p.m. ET March 18 at Footprint Center. If the matchup is anything like the Suns’ 127-124 win from their previous meeting in February, the scorekeeper will be kept real busy.

The contest between the Bulls and the Utah Jazz on Wednesday was not a total blowout, but with Chicago falling 125-110 on the road, it was darn close to turning into one. Shooting guard Zach LaVine put forth a good effort for the losing side as he shot 5-for-10 from downtown and finished with 33 points and five dimes.

Meanwhile, Phoenix had enough points to win and then some against the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, taking their contest 129-112. Phoenix got their victory on the backs of several key players, and it was shooting guard Devin Booker out in front shooting 5-for-12 from beyond the arc and finishing with 36 points.

Chicago is expected to lose this next one by 6. Now might not be the best time to take the Bulls against the spread since they’ve let down bettors for the past two consecutive games.

Chicago is now 41-28 while the Suns sit at 56-14. A couple offensive numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: Chicago enters the game with a 48.20% field goal percentage, good for second best in the league. But Phoenix is even better: they come into the game boasting the highest field goal percentage in the league at 48.50%. This one is shaping up to be an exciting offensive shootout.

How To Watch

  • When: Friday at 10 p.m. ET
  • Where: Footprint Center — Phoenix, Arizona
  • TV: NBATV
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $140.00

Odds

The Suns are a solid 6-point favorite against the Bulls, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Suns as a 7-point favorite.

Over/Under: -112

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Series History

Phoenix have won eight out of their last 12 games against Chicago.

  • Feb 07, 2022 – Phoenix 127 vs. Chicago 124
  • Mar 31, 2021 – Phoenix 121 vs. Chicago 116
  • Feb 26, 2021 – Phoenix 106 vs. Chicago 97
  • Feb 22, 2020 – Phoenix 112 vs. Chicago 104
  • Mar 18, 2019 – Chicago 116 vs. Phoenix 101
  • Nov 21, 2018 – Chicago 124 vs. Phoenix 116
  • Nov 28, 2017 – Phoenix 104 vs. Chicago 99
  • Nov 19, 2017 – Phoenix 113 vs. Chicago 105
  • Feb 24, 2017 – Chicago 128 vs. Phoenix 121
  • Feb 10, 2017 – Phoenix 115 vs. Chicago 97
  • Dec 07, 2015 – Phoenix 103 vs. Chicago 101
  • Nov 18, 2015 – Chicago 103 vs. Phoenix 97

Source: CBSSports.com

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