Wizards at Bulls 3/20/19 - NBA Picks & Predictions
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Washington Wizards vs. Chicago Bulls
NBA: 8:00 PM EST
Mar. 20, 2019
Latest Odds : WAS -2 Total 234.5
The Washington Wizards look to bounce back from a loss when they visit the United Center in Chicago, Illinois to play the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night.
The Wizards were defeated by the Utah Jazz 116-95 on Monday. Jabari Parker led the Wizards in the loss with 19 points, while team higher scorer Bradley Beal hit just 4 of his 12 field goals attempts. Washington trails Miami by 4 ½ games for the eighth and final Eastern Conference playoff spot.
Chicago snapped a five-game losing streak on Monday with a 116-101 win over the Phoenix Suns. Robin Lopez led the Bulls with 24 points, while Zach LaVine added 17 points, eight boards and seven assists. Lauri Markkanen chipped in with 17 points and nine rebounds. Chicago shot 52% from the field hitting 46 of 89 field goal attempts.
Bradley Beal leads the Wizards in scoring with an average of 26.0 points per game. The leading rebounder is Bobby Portis with an average of 8.4 per game, while Beal is the assists leader with an average of 5.6 per game. As a team the Wizards are shooting 47.0% from the field and 34.6% from three-point territory.
Zach LaVine leads the Bulls in scoring with an average of 23.7 points. Lauri Markkanen is leading in rebounding with an average of 8.9 per game, while Kris Dunn is the leader in assists with an average of 5.9 per game. The Bulls are shooting 45.5% from the field and 35.6% from three-point territory.
Recent Betting Trends:
Washington is 7-2 ATS in its last 9
The UNDER has cashed in each of the Wizards last 6 versus Central teams
Chicago is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 versus Eastern Conference opponents
The OVER has cashed in 4 of the Bulls last 5
Free Betting Pick: Washington Wizards -2
Washington has covered the number in 12 of the last 16 against the Bulls played at the United Center. The Wizards have covered the number in 7 of the last 9 overall and 5 of the last 6 following a loss ATS. The Bulls have failed to cover each of the last 6 following 1 days rest. Final Score Prediction, Washington Wizards win and cover ATS 117-112.