Both teams will be on back to backs when the 12-25 Phoenix Suns travels to face the 19-14 Chicago Bulls in an NBA pro basketball game on Saturday night. Tip off time from Chicago is scheduled for 8PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.
The point spread in this NBA pro basketball game has the home club Chicago Bulls favored by -7 ½ points with an over under line of 189 points. There has been no movement in the side and total since the odds opened up a few hours ago.
The two teams met back on November 14th and it was the Bulls with the 112-106 road win at the Suns as a -3 point favorite. The game ended over 190 ½ points. Trend: The over is 4-1 in their past five head to head meetings.
Phoenix is a miserable 2-16 straight up on the road this season. The Suns have lost five straight and 11 of their past 12 games. They have been held under 100 points in their past 11 losses. They come off the 99-79 road defeat last night to the Brooklyn Nets as a +7 ½ point underdog. The game ended under 194 ½ points. Phoenix has scored 81 or less points in four of their past five games. The Suns scores just 26 second half points in the loss. It is the type of loss that could see a coaching change based on the current form of the team. Defense has been an issue for Phoenix all season as the club allows 47% shooting to their opponents ranking 29th in the NBA.
The Bulls are 10-9 on their home court. They have won four of their past five games. They defeat the New York Knicks last night 108-101 as a +4 point underdog. The game ended over 193 ½ points. It was the Bulls third win in three games against the Knicks this season which is a team they could see in the playoffs. Chicago built up a 23 point lead after three quarters in the win. Chicago shots over 57% from the floor and made 5 of 11 from the three point line. They limit the Knicks to only 41% shooting. Luol Deng had 33 points on 13 of 18 shooting in the win. Chicago is the third ranked scoring defense in basketball by allowing 92 points a game.