Golden State Warriors vs Chicago Bulls betting tips and predictions for Friday’s NBA game on ESPN. It’s a cross-conference battle between a pair of teams looking to bounce back from losses as the Warriors entertain the Bulls at Chase Center tonight. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Golden State Warriors
Once again the Warriors went on the road and once again they disappointed us all with a loss to the Dallas Mavericks. Sure, there’s no shame in losing to a team like Dallas, but when you are the defending champions a lot if expected from you. Golden State now returns home where they are 9-1 this season, tonight’s game starts a mini 3-game home stand so it will be important to get a good result here.
Everything goes through Stephen Curry for the Warriors, he is putting up historic numbers averaging 31.4 points per game on almost 52% shooting from the field, which is unheard of for a point-guard. He faces one of his favorite opponents the tonight, Golden State has beaten the Bulls in 10 straight games dating back to the 2016-17 season.
All streaks must come to an end at some point, but how realistic are the chances of the Bulls tonight? Not so much if you ask me. This teams has struggled heavily against Western Conference teams covering the spread just once in 7 games. The Phoenix Suns just destroyed them 132-113 on the road. They are in midst of a road trip of their own and so far in 4 games they are just 2-2 with losses to the Suns and Thunder. DeMar DeRozan is doing his best to keep them afloat, however it’s hard to stay competitive when you allow an opponent to drop 51 points on you. Devin Booker did just that in their last game, so I’m curious to see how they defend Curry here. Chicago is 0-7 ATS in the last 7 meetings with Golden State.
Chicago just got trounced by the Suns 132-113, I can’t see them getting much out of tonight’s game either. The Warriors are a top 3 home team in the NBA, they beat Utah by 11 and the Clippers by 17 in their lats 2 games there. I expect at least an 8-point win tonight. Back the Warriors to cover.
Golden State Warriors vs Chicago Bulls Predictions & Odds
Scoring has been one of the main reasons why the Warriors have been so successful in home games. In their last 2 wins they put up 129 and 124, they are 3rd in the league in points per game at home averaging 121.7 a night. Chicago has been surprisingly good at scoring on the road ranking in the top 10 averaging 113.2 points per game, almost 3 points more than they do in home games.
The total has gone over in 4 of their last 5 games on the road, and in 7 of their last 9 vs Pacific Division teams. That’s been the case in the Warriors last 5 of 6 games as well, so all the trends are pointing to a high scoring game here. Neither team has any serious injuries to report, Chicago could get Alex Caruso back for tonight’s game which should also add to their total a bit. Let’s go with the points here.