Bulls vs. Jazz Odds, Analysis, Free Pick ATS 11/28/22

by | Nov 28, 2022 | nba

Chicago Bulls (8-11 SU, 14-5-0 ATS) vs. Utah Jazz (12-10 SU, 12-8-2 ATS)
When: Monday, November 28th, 9:00 PM (ET)
Where: Vivint Smart Home Arena, UT, Salt Lake City
TV: NBCS

Point Spread: CHI +2.5/ UTA -2.5
Total: 234.5
Money Line: Chicago Bulls +113/ -136

Notable Injuries

Bulls

  • Alex Caruso (Questionable) Ankle
  • Lonzo Ball (Out) Knee

Jazz

  • Mike Conley (Out) Knee
  • Rudy Gay (Out) Finger
  • Lauri Markkanen (Questionable) Knee
  • Leandro Bolmaro (Questionable) Concussion
  • Johnny Juzang (Out) Wrist

Recent Form

Heading into the game, Chicago is 8-11 overall. When taking to the road, Chicago has a mark of 3-6 and a win percentage of 33.0%. Currently, the team is 12th in the Eastern Conference. So far, they are 14-5-0 vs. the spread. When looking at how the team has performed of late straight and vs. the spread, they are 2-3 in their past five games and 2-3 ATS. Over their past ten games, they are 3-7 SU and 4-6 ATS.

Chicago most recently lost to Thunder by a score of 123-119. The team high 30 points from DeMar DeRozan was not enough to come away with the win. The Bulls’ were 3-point favorites going into the game.

Heading into the game, Utah is 12-10 overall. When playing at home, Utah has a mark of 6-2 and a win percentage of 75%. Currently, the team is 8th in the Western Conference. So far, they are 12-8-2 vs. the spread. The Jazz needs a win in today’s matchup vs. Chicago to avoid their 5th straight loss.

Utah most recently lost to the Suns by a score of 113-112. The team high 22 points from Jordan Clarkson was not enough to come home with the win. The Jazz were 6-point favorites going into the game.

The Historicals

Last year, the Jazz and Bulls met up for two games, with each team winning at home. In both of last year’s matchups, the Jazz were favored to win. Most recently, the Jazz won and covered by a score of 125-110.

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Analysis

Coming into the game, the Bulls are averaging 111.9 points per game, which is 17th in the league. Scoring inside has been tough for the team, as they are 30th in paint points per game. Despite ranking 11th in 3-point shooting percentage, the Bulls are 30th in attempts. So far, they are averaging just 29 3-point shooting attempts per game. Demar DeRozan leads the team in scoring at 26 points per contest, while Zach Lavine is right behind him while also averaging four boards and four assists.

On offense, the Utah Jazz are the 5th ranked team in the NBA at 117 points per game. Compared to other teams, they have the 10th-best scoring margin. Defensively, they are allowing 115 points per contest (23rd). In terms of 3-point shooting, the Jazz have hit 36% of their looks from outside, which is 10th best in the NBA. Lauri Markkanen comes into the game listed as questionable. So far, he is averaging 21 points per game. Behind him is Jordan Clarkson at 19.4 points per contest.

Betting Trends

  • Bulls are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Monday games.
  • Bulls are 7-3 ATS in their last ten road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
  • Jazz are 7-2 ATS in their last nine games following an ATS win.
  • Jazz are 9-4-1 ATS in their last 14 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.

Joes Pick To Cover The Spread

The Bulls are beating good teams. The Jazz appears to be fizzling out. I’m betting on the Bulls, as it’s the strongest play I’ve seen in a week!