Bulls vs. Wizards Odds & Picks 3/29/22

by | Mar 29, 2022 | nba

Chicago Bulls (43-32 SU, 39-35-1 ATS) vs. Washington Wizards (32-42 SU, 30-42-2 ATS)

When: Tuesday March 29 2022, 07:00 PM (ET)

Where: Capital One Arena, Washington D.C.

TV: NBCSCH

Point Spread: CHI -3.5/WAS +3.5 (Opened CHI -3 at Bovada - Check out their live betting platform! It’s incredible!)

Total: 223 (Opened at 224)

Money Line: Chicago -159/Washington 133

Power Rating: CHI -4

Probable Starting Lineups

Chicago Bulls PG Ayo Dosunmu, SG Alex Caruso, SF Zach LaVine, PF DeMar DeRozan, C Nikola Vucevic

Washington Wizards PG Tomas Satoransky, SG Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, SF Corey Kispert, PF Rui Hachimura, C Kristaps Porzingis

Key Injuries

Chicago Bulls
Lonzo Ball: Knee (OUT)

Washington Wizards
Kyle Kuzma: Knee (OUT)
Bradley Beal: Wrist (OUT)
Vernon Carey Jr.: Calf (OUT)

The Washington Wizards host the Chicago Bulls in an Eastern-Conference matchup. Tip-off is set for 07:00 PM ET at the Capital One Arena.

Recent Form

The Chicago Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 43-32, placing them 5th in the Eastern Conference. Throughout the season, Chicago has struggled in their 39 road contests, sitting at 17-22. Over the Bulls’ last five games, they have picked up just 2 wins. In this stretch, Chicago’s offense is scoring right in line with their season average, putting up 104.0 points per game. Combined, the Bulls’ last five opponents are giving up 108.0 points per contest. In this recent cold stretch, the Bulls are allowing an average of 111.0 points per game, similar to their usual rate of 111.1. In the Chicago Bulls’ most recent game, the team fell to New York by a score of 109-104.

The Washington Wizards come into this game with an overall record of 32-42, placing them 12nd in the Eastern Conference. So far, Washington is above .500 at home, holding a record of 19-18. The Wizards have played well over their last five games, picking up 3 wins. In this stretch, Washington’s offense is scoring right in line with their season average, putting up 110.0 points per game. Combined, the Wizards’ last five opponents are giving up 112.0 points per contest. The Wizards have been picking up victories while holding opponents to an average of 112.0 points per game, similar to their season average of 111.5. In the Washington Wizards’ most recent game, Washington took down Golden State by a score of 123-115.

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Individual Player Analysis

As Chicago travels to take on the Washington Wizards, the Bulls’ leading scorer is DeMar DeRozan. Through 69 games, DeRozan is averaging 27 points. On the season, he has surpassed his season average in 51.0% of his games. Against the Wizards, DeRozan will need to be on top of his game as Washington is allowing their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their average in 46.0% of their games, placing them in the top 10. On the other side, newcomer Kristaps Porzingis is off to a strong start with the team, averaging 21.4 points per contest. On the season, the Bulls have allowed their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their season average in 47.62% of their games, giving them a rank of 13th among NBA defenses.

Matchup Analysis

Heading into this matchup, the Chicago Bulls are the more efficient team on both ends of the court. This scenario has taken place in 6 of Chicago’s 38 games, leading to a winning percentage of 50%. So far, the Washington Wizards have played 61 games as the inferior offensive and defensive unit. In these instances, they have lost 61 times, by an average margin of -12.0 points.

The Historicals

Heading into today’s matchup, the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards have met up for 2 games. In their last meeting, Chicago picked up a 130-122 win.

How the Public is Betting the Bulls vs Wizards

67% are betting the Bulls against the spread.

52% are wagering on the game to go over the posted total of 224.5

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Betting Trends Worth Noting

  • Bulls are 34-16-1 ATS in their last 51 games as a favorite.
  • Bulls are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games following a ATS loss.
  • Wizards are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog.
  • Wizards are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games.

Joe’s Pick to Cover the Spread

With 7 games left on their schedule, the Chicago Bulls will look to get back on track, as they are now tied with the Cleveland Cavaliers for the 5th seed in the East. In addition, they are just 1 game ahead of the Cavs for the 7th seed. In tonight’s game, the Bulls will have an opportunity to keep pace against the 12th seeded Wizards. However, Chicago is playing on back-to-back nights, after falling to the Knicks. With a line set at 3.5 points in favor of the Bulls, I anticipate Chicago to pull out the road win and cover the spread as they should have no problem scoring the ball vs. a mediocre Washington defense. Note: It’s a great day to learn how to bet on games at reduced odds! It’s FREE and saves you HUGE money!