Visitation by the Brooklyn Nets (34-24) and Chicago Bulls (26-33). The game begins ET at 8:10. Today, we continue our series on NBA odds with a forecast, selection, and how to watch the Nets vs. Bulls game. As the All-Star break draws near, Brooklyn has dropped two of its previous three games, but they are still in fifth place in the East. 53% of the games the Nets played were won, while 53% were under the predicted point total. Chicago plummeted to 11th position in the East after losing six games in a row before to the break. 58% of the Bulls' games were under, while 49% were covered. The conference rivals will clash for the fourth and last time at this event. Chicago leads the series 2-1 despite Brooklyn's significant victory two weeks ago.
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How to Watch the Nets vs. Bulls
Why the netting could cover the spread
After trading for Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant, Brooklyn dramatically changed the makeup of their squad, but they still have a strong and skilled lineup. The Nets have gone 3-4 since those transactions, albeit they did manage to defeat the Bulls. Throughout that period, Brooklyn's defence has remained formidable, allowing just 114 points per game. They allow the ninth-fewest points per game, so that was their calling card before to blowing everything apart.While losing Kevin Durant can't be a good thing for Brooklyn supporters, Mikal Bridges may be the Nets' next big thing. Before to the deal, Bridges dominated the Suns, scoring a career-high 17.2 points per game and making 1.8 three-pointers per game. The lockdown defender has transformed into a dangerous outside shooter; with the Suns, he was shooting 39%. But, he went off against the Nets in his third game, scoring 45 points against Miami's second-ranked defence. Bridges will undoubtedly continue to experience high usage rates even though he can't be relied upon to shoot 71% and miss 45 again. With the Bulls' mediocre defence, Bridges should do admirably once more tonight.
Although Bridges has been the main beneficiary of KD's acquisition, teammate wing Cam Johnson was also a crucial component. Johnson is a deadeye shooter from beyond the arc, as seen by the 2.6 threes he made per game on 46% of his attempts against the Suns. As a member of the Nets, he has maintained his strong shooting, averaging 2.3 three-pointers per game in his three outings. Although he hasn't shot particularly well, Johnson is already looking for a boost in usage and should be a significant part of any possible Nets cover.Big guy Nic Claxton is tonight's X-factor for Brooklyn. With averages of 12.8 PPG, 9.0 RPG, and 2.6 blocks per game, Claxton is having a career year. The potential Defensive Player of the Year has cooled off a bit after a strong start, but he is still a shot-altering force down low.
Why the Bulls could cover the spread
Chicago seems to like mediocrity, as seen by the Bulls' decision to forego overhauling the squad in favour of a play-in run.The Bulls are definitely not a horrible basketball team, despite their recent six-game losing streak. They are favourites today for a good reason, as they have a strong defence that only allows 113.4 points per game. Despite not having a huge scoring output, their league-leading 49% field goal percentage places them sixth. The Bulls also rank third in the league for defensive rebound rate, making them one of the greatest defensive rebounding teams in the league.
Final Nets-Bulls Prediction & Pick
Chicago was abysmal prior to the All-Star break so I’ll take the points with Brooklyn and bank on their depth winning out.
Final Nets-Bulls Prediction & Pick: Brooklyn Nets +2 (-108)
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